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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx


Friday, 11 January 2013

A few pieces of Jewellery I have made

Hi all I just wanted to share with you a few pieces of jewellery I have made recently and some not so recent. I have been a naughty blogger and not shared them with you but I am now.

The first one is a peanut spiral.


This is made using peanut beads, size 8 seed beads and Accent beads. I have used fireline 8lb crystal as my stringing medium and finished with a bar clasp. This is so quick to make and so effective.


The next is a pearly spiral. I must admit I made this all the way back in November!!! How naughty.


This is made using size 11 seed beads, 4mm crystals and pearls. Again I have used fireline 8lb but in smoke this time. I have used wire protectors and a fancy bar clasp to finish.


This next one is a variation of the pearly spiral however I have used 4mm cube beads instead of the pearls and crystals and size 9 seed beads.


It’s amazing the different look by just changing the beads.


This next one is a herringbone spiral.


It’s made using size 9 seed beads and size 8’s. It is a little bit time consuming to make it but so effective!!


Next I have made a Cellini spiral necklace to match one of my favourite Joe Brown Tunic tops.


I just love this necklace it is fantastic. Looks really good with my top too. I wouldn’t like to think how many beads has gone into this but I do know that for the crystals alone it took 3.5 pots and there’s 100 in a pot!! I have used 4mm crystals, 4mm cubes, size 9, 8, and 11 seed beads. In total there are 8 different beads. I have finished this with a very nice copper clasp and bead cones.


I have a few bracelets for you now. The first being a heart embellished bracelet.


As you can see both sides of this bracelet look nice. This was made using 4mm crystals, delicas and size 15 seed beads and one 6mm pearl.

Next I have a few cube bracelets for you.




I just love making these. Changing the colours of beads can give a totally different effect. They are made with 4mm cubes, size 8 and 11 seed beads, spacer disks and one has 4mm silver pearls.


Next is a very sparkly bracelet. A Shamballa which are very fashionable at the minute.


I have made quite a few of these as gifts and to sell but haven’t taken any photos.


This next one is a memory wire bracelet.


It is made with 4mm crystals, haematite beads and metal spacers.


Most of the beads etcs I have used to make my creations have been purchased from my local craft shop Rosarama Beadcraft  I just love the range of beads they have and the quality is second to none.

Well that’s it for now. I promise in the year 2013 to be a better blogger and share with you my crafty creations as completed.

Hugs Rachel


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