Thursday, 7 November 2013

Intriguing wool!

Whilst shopping in town I found this wool that I have seen before but never really looked closely. It has a weaving aspect to it - so as a textile degree student was naturally curious. Ordinarily it is used for making scarves, but I have been thinking what else it could be used for - weaving book marks, hair bands, sewing together when stretched out into a fabric to crochet into or bead/couch other material onto.

Whilst thinking about this I have been knitting a scarf with it and can see lots of possibilties.

 Open weave.....ooh could weave lots of different things through....

Didn't take long to reach a reasonable length. Very quick to pick up for a beginner knitter, I suggest!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Pinch Beaded Beads!

Here's a little something I've been playing around with today- making beads with pinch beads.

After looking at and following various tutorials, I eventually found this you tube link

This has really easy to follow instructions and I found it brilliant on a video as you can pause and go back to tricky bits!

I'm going to try and make one now without the video !

My Etsy page - Inspirations in Jewellery

Just posting my Etsy site (for anyone that is following me, or bothered :) ) I will be adding more to this site as I get closer to Christmas.

Thanks in advance for browsing!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Flowery Earrings

After struggling to bezel a chaton bead in the flower design  was using..I decided to go with a easier design until I was more comfortable with the materials.

I made a slight change the design, as I used freshwater pearls which are irregular in size so I needed to add a few more seed beads.

It's not perfect but I feel more confident to tackle more tricky patterns.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

My Knitted Hoodie Challenge!

My knitting is coming along..need to do some more this evening. It's quite slow progress at the moment because there are so many stitches! Keep nagging me to get on with it!

Bead Fair Trip

This is my haul from the Hampshire Bead fair...have just recently got into working with the tiny beads...but it's challenging my brain- I felt that everything else I was doing - jewellery -wise was all too easy and not requiring my to learn anything new.

I really want to finish my chenille stitch bangle and try working with 2 holed seed beads.....very interested to see how they will look together.