Hello and welcome to my little blog. I hope you enjoy some of the images I plan to put on here. Please leave a comment and let me know you dropped by. I'll see you around blogland.

Trudy x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Chain Maille Frenzy!!

Well I have just received a new booklet to teach myself new chain maille techniques, I think I may be hooked!!!! 
Below are two new bracelets I've made in the last 24 hours using the byzantine technique; one brass toned and one silver toned.

The beads are green and blue cloisonne barrels, the brassy one has gold glass pearls and the silvery one has clear crystal bicones.  

I do hope you like them as much as me.

Thanks for dropping by

Trudy xx

Friday, 19 August 2011

Jump Ring Linked Discs

Good Morning Blogland!

Today's picture is from a make I finished late last night.  I've been busy with my junp rings again (have a small blister from the pliers on my finger now).  I know I said I wanted to be nore versatile but I do just love working with jump rings. 

As you can see I've put these large silver coloured discs and some swarovski pearls onto double eye pins and made links with gun metal and silver coloured jump rings.  I think it would look very glamourous over any LBD.

Thanks for dropping by

Trudy xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Similarly syled

Good evening, I have a second item for you today.

In response to requests for some items like this and to keep myself from getting too 'samey',  I ordered some beads and bangles which are styled after a famous brand (don't want to break any copyright rules by naming but I'm sure you'll recognise it!) 

As you can see it's a delicate, pretty piece in soft blues (turquoise???)
 I hope you like it.  I have a feeling this sort of item is going to be very popular. 
 This one sold to my friend 5 minutes after I'd made it when I sent her a pic to ask if she thought I should continue and make more. 
 The answer was a resounding YES!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by today

Trudy xx

Get Knotted

Well hello and welcome to any new viewers of my blog!!
My lovely mum has given me a huge shout out from her blog so I must try harder and blog more often!!!
Today's offering is a little piece I created yesterday.

It's made with some gorgeous wooden beads, a wooden pendant and knotted cord. 
 It's a slightly different style for me,
I'm trying to widen my versatility and so my customer base.  I hope you like. 
Please leave a little note if you do. 

Thanks for dropping by.
Trudy xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Celtic Style Chain Maille

Good Morning Everyone!

Todays offering is a pic of a piece I have made twice now, the first one I made in a gold and silver combination and liked it so much I kept it for myself. 

The design has been taken straight out of a magazine so I can't take credit for that. 
It is celtic styled flowers and celtic knots all made with jumprings.  I used 2 sizes of silver plated jump rings and 1 size gun metal jump rings.  I've also attached a silver plate chain. 
I hope you like it too.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving any comments.
Trudy xxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Black and Blue Wedding Commission

Good Morning Everyone!

I am proud as punch of today's offering.  I was a little worried about this initially as a friend of a friend asked me if I could make a jewellery set for her to match an outfit she is wearing to a wedding later this month.  She provided a wrap that goes with her dress but I still struggled a little to get the right colour blue bead.  And not knowing her personally I had no idea what sort of style she wears.  But once I got going it kind of flowed.

It's made with large black twisted diamond beads, blue czech glass rounds, black and silver precosia beads (one of my favourite beads!!!), blue and black seed beads in 3 strands and silver plated textured toggle clasps.
My customer LOVES it, woo hoo!!
I hope you do too.

Thanks for dropping by today, hope it's lovely and sunny with you like it is here.

Trudy :o) xxx

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Pink Oval Drops and Turquoise Crystals

Well I made 3 new bits today so I thought I'd share 2 of them this evening.

The first piece is made from pink dyed jade ovals and swarovski pearls with a plastic purple faceted bead thrown in for contrast.  Again I've been busy making jump ring chain links.  This took a while as I knew exactly what I wanted to create but had to play around with my jump ring sizes and combinations to get it right.  I'm quite pleased with the finished effect, I hope you like it too.

My second item is a jewellery set made with chalk turquoise teardrop beads, turquoise glass rounds, silver plastic rounds and some very pretty and sparkly turquoise bicone crystals.  I love the colour of this.

Thanks for dropping by and for making any comments, I love receiving them xx