Thursday, November 30, 2006
Thank you Daisy Lupin!
What a wonderful suprise, look what came in the post today, this beautiful handmade bird decoration, along with the star and card, all from our blogging friend: http://catsinthekitchenflorainthegarden.blogspot.com/
THANK YOU! xx
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Silver stretchy charm bracelet
Here is the latest bracelet for Hat Therapy. I have made it using beads chosen by Chrissie, from a selection I showed to her, on a red and grey colour theme, the grey glass hearts were given to me by Karen- http://karenjinks.blogspot.com/ and the small red glass beads I was given for Christmas last year.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Toby was commissioned by www.hattherapy.co.uk to make some jewellery. Here are 2 bracelets. Using his reclaimed vintage crystal beads, Toby was asked by Chrissie, the lady who makes the hats, to add some of her own beautiful mother of pearl buttons. More creations for the hat shop to show you soon.
Toby has more of these silver plated, stretchy to fit all size, bracelets, if anyone would like one made to order, using beads, buttons, whatever colours you fancy, email him at: email@example.com They start at £10 plus p+p, depending on type/cost of buttons/beads, gift box also available.
Dont forget to visit www.attrills.blogspot.com to see Toby's sterling silver range using ceramic fragments, and also the handmade felt pieces.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Hi, I am in the middle of a three sesion pottery class, so far i have made an inside-out hat, a tile, and a pinch pot!When they are fired and glazed i will put them on the blog. The picture above is of some of my teacher's work, (she is also a professional potter). Here is a link to her website: www.sarahmcdade.co.uk .
Friday, November 17, 2006
Charm earrings for sale £6.50 pair plus p+p, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toby made these earrings using a combination of charms and beads. He has put them in his window display along with the others, and also hopes to sell some here!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Christmas card order
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Toby is busy making jewellery to display in our window, along with the polymer clay bracelets shown before. Hot off the jewellery bench are his latest earrings, for sale at £6.50 pair plus p+p, if you are interested in these or any other pieces contact us on: email@example.com His next range of earrings are simply charming, watch this space, coming soon!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Mine, all MINE !!
I was feeling fed up, and Toby said, 'come on, lets do your bracelet, what would you like?' I had the honour of sitting down, next to his work table, and having it made, on me, while I was wearing it! I was able to pick and choose from all his treasures and say where I wanted what, and Toby linked them all onto the bracelet for me. Of course he advised and added his ideas as well.
It has really made my day, what a lucky Mum I am, a big THANK YOU Toby!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Bracelets for sale!
Here are 4 of Toby's bracelets, they are strung on beading elastic, so fit most sizes. For sale at £5 each plus p+p, just email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post the bracelet to you.
To make the beads, Toby starts off with blocks of clay in various colours which he blends together to make the shade he wants, then he rolls them into different sized balls and puts a hole through each with a skewer to make the bead. Next they are baked in the oven. When they have cooled he chooses combinations of colours, and strings them up, sometimes with additional glass beads or buttons as well.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
These are just some of the LOVELY things Dons (http://craftyoldthing.blogspot.com/) sent to me. There are loads of great vintage fabric swatches, which i am planning to use to make a patchwork cushion with, some really nice, old glass and mother-of-pearl buttons, and a little card. Thank you Dons.
Loads of people have sent me lovely gifts (mainly buttons) and i want to say thank you to you all, i just haven't the time to use them all! (yet!)
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I haven't made any jewellery this weekend so i thought i'd show you what i've been doing. The above pictures are of my R.S. (religious studies) school home work. The task we were set was to illustrate the Christian theory of how the universe was created. I chose to use the computer program Adobe Photoshop, i illustrated a cover, index and a page for each of the 7 days. It took me ages to do so i hope my computer illiterate teacher appreciates it! (what do you think?)
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Yak Yak and dragonflies
Good day today, Toby had a sale - a pair of his earrings will be winging their way to France tomorrow, to one of our virtual friends, http://alisonashwell.blogspot.com/
Also, had a call from the lady at Yak Yak shop in Todmorden, http://www.yakyak.org.uk/ who stocks Natural Attrill polymer clay bead bracelets, confirming appointment to see Toby's new creations, on Friday after school. This heart on hemp necklace will be going there, unless someone buys it first! It is £12 plus p+p. email: email@example.com
Christmas sparkle stock
Toby now has his bracelets in another shop! it was suggested that he might make some earrings and bracelets using his handmade polymer clay beads, and here they are. The earrings are dangley, about 6cm long from the hook. The necklaces are strung on beading elastic so flexible, they are between 50cm - 60cm all around, so sit on the collar bone, or below, depending on how tall you are. To purchase, or commission pieces, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org