Thursday, April 29, 2010

candy beaded bracelets

Candy coloured gemstone and crystal bead bracelets on stretchy elastic.
The silver charms are hindu good luck charms from Hydrabad, India - I managed to find a silversmith who a) had a stock of these charms and b) were willing to sell them (I encountered a number of craftsmen who were reluctant to sell me stuff - maybe they were too holy? maybe they were for other clients?). Ayway, I have a few of them but I doubt if I could get any more unless I went back to Hydrabad.

I'm going to put these on etsy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Punk pussy pelmet

Long before I became a middle aged, uncool step mum I was an art student, a punkette, a rock'nrolla who was able to whip up something outrageous for the weekend with an old sewing machine, some fabric offcuts and safety pins...

I've been a bit preoccupied of late with him indoors' motorcycle injuries so have neglected the 19 year old except to shout at her to do the dishes.

She's a sassy kid with a hot nightlife. This is a prototype for future nightclub ideas. It's my little homage to the late and marvellous Malcom McLaren to go with her calf high doc martens.

Have a rocking weekend all.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Silver and gemstone daisy chains

and here is another take on those daisy chain necklaces.

I have been making bead chains for a number of years and although I like them being so delicate I wanted to add a bit of oomph so decided to mix it up with different coloured stones and some of my forged silver circles.

The results are not too shabby: delicate but eye-catching and not too heavy. These are 88cm and 83cm in length respectively.