Friday, April 27, 2007

The pink ending

After our call for pink beads, a couple arrived in the post, Thank You Gretel !! and another creative blogging friend, Caroline, did a bead swap with Toby. We searched the shops and internet for more, also for pink ribbons.
Armed with all these treasures Toby sat down to design a necklace for Chrissie at 'Hat Therapy', she commissioned him to make something similar to the brown one Karen bought, see post 2nd April, but in pinks, and also a chunky bracelet, in matching colours, on 3 strands of elastic.
Then came the problems, so many of the lovely pink beads he collected had holes too small for the ribbons to thread through (Chrissie specified the width of ribbon she wanted), and the 3 strands of elastic, together, were too big to fit through most of his beads as well.
Much to Toby's credit, he sorted the problems, finding alternative beads and redesigning the jewellery to meet the specifications. Today he delivered them, ready for Chrissie to display in her lovely shop, alongside her beautiful handmade hats.
Making jewellery, or anything, to commission, is very different to designing somthing you fancy, then selling it. It's great knowing you'll get paid, but takes alot of skill to fulfill someone elses wishes.
With some of the many pink beads he now has, Toby has made a pair of earrings, on sterling silver earwires, seen in the bottom picture, available for sale at £7 plus p+p, email him at:
Toby also has 2 repair jobs to do, and is in discussion with an illustrator friend about making a red necklace and bracelet, so he is busy busy busy!
Yesterday another suprise parcel arrived in the post, all the way from Cyprus, will tell you about that soon.....


Blogger Caroline B said...

These are yummy!The colours look great, well done. Often find that the beads you want to use have silly little holes - it's always a matter of improvisation. Well done on your cash bonus yesterday - see, I told you you were on the way to being rich!

4/28/2007 6:48 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

well done Toby, you did a great job!

4/28/2007 7:04 AM  
Blogger ladysnail said...

these look fantastic toby! well done on sorting out the final design. i think you have done a fantastic job! keep up the good wrok-you are doing brilliantly!

4/28/2007 11:49 PM  
Blogger Magpie Magic said...

Love the deep fuchsia pink. Perfect!

5/09/2007 2:47 PM  

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