Monday, 29 May 2017

Susie's Birthday Earrings

My friend Susie had a big birthday last week so I set about making a pair of earrings for her as she had a BBQ party yesterday.

I decided to use some of my roses and I needed something to set them off.

I had recently purchased some poly clay leaves from the very talented Helen Backhouse. Along with a bit of wire wrapping here's what I ended up with

I was pretty happy with how they turned out.... I added some dark purple crystals and balanced them with some big copper earwires made by me.

Here are a few other earrings I made recently..

I have to say I can't believe I've made all these earrings.... its not something I make a lot of but just love earrings especially long and dangly!!

These are all for me but I will make some more for others to buy soon 😊

Ta tah for now

E x

Friday, 26 May 2017

Summer has arrived...

Yes what lovely sunny weather we are having right now....

Things have shot up in the garden since our bit of rain last week and yesterday I realised my peony has some lovely big blooms this year. So I decided to snap them and bits of the garden.

My border is springing into life

Hubbie has just arrived home and now got his garden hat on and is tying things back so I just took these in time... hee hee!! Lots of string would now be in these photos.

Here is my Hosta which we have in pots to help discourage snails and slugs but it doesn't always work.

And the other border is looking a bit bedraggled as the tulips have started dying back now but the roses have started along with a few foxgloves and lupins..

 The rose on the fence behind will be awash with red roses by this time next month, always by my daughter Billie's birthday on the 24th June. One or two have started to appear.... I love it and the clematis which runs through it will have big very pale pink flowers too.

This is the view from my patio (excuse washing line I'm just about to put my washing out) which is much lower than the rest of the garden.... the 'hubster' terraced the garden when we originally moved in which is nearly 30yrs ago.

He does most of the gardening now as he loves it.... I enjoy being in it and being foreman of where I want new things to go, of course! 😊

So that's my garden in the sun today...

E x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Back into Action again!!

Yes I have been a bit out of action of late... but I am slowly getting back to it again.

I fired the torch up and first I had a little play at making some ball end headpins as this was practice for something else I am starting to work on (more about that soon)

And so I then made some more bud spike headpins with the Opalino glasses I hadn't used yet.

I love the pink ones

I think they will make lovely flowers as the yellow and Carnelian colour change the pink seems to a little but I will see if I can get it to do a more contrasting effect. ☺

The front pinky/orange ones are the Carnelian they go through a range of colours


E x