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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

 

This next one is a herringbone spiral.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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