Some of the original pieces from my new book.
We had a fabulous day at the ‘Made with Love Crafts and Gifts Fair’ where I was promoting and showing some of the original pieces of my new book.
We met some wonderfully creative people. We found the cake stand next to us such a temptation – with lots of yummy cupcakes and amazingly decorated cakes.I loved Tina Spencer’s exquisite Swarovski crystal jewellery – what a selection! Sandra Money and her daughter also had a table of beautifully designed handmade jewellery.
The earring make & take table before it got mobbed!
We had two make and take tables – one for earrings and one for memory wire bracelets. There were lots of takers of all ages. Participants were able to use their own choice of beads and every piece made was unique and beautiful.
Earrings & bracelets made by Jodi & Casey Stephens
Casey & Jodi had a display for their gorgeous Shamballa bracelets and a wonderful variety of earrings.
As a result of the interest shown, we will be running jewellery making workshops on 15 September. Workshops will include shamballa bracelets, cha cha bracelets and right angle weave tennis bracelets. There are only 20 seats available so write to me if you want to have full details sent to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey and Carolyn (Jodi was taking the picture!) at what must have been the only serious moment - we laughed so much and had a great time!
Just one more day until the ‘Made with Love Crafts & Gifts Fair’ in Gosport! I hope to see lots of you. If you learned about the fair from this blog or Twitter or FaceBook, please mention it when we see you!!
We are planning some jewellery workshops in the Portsmouth/Gosport area so if you are interested in learning how to make jewellery – it is really fun and so so easy, please come and have a chat with us on Sunday. We will be running two ‘Make and Take’ tables where you can have a little ‘taster’ of jewellery making. You can make a pair or earrings and/or a bracelet (from £2 for earrings and £3 for a bracelet).
Want to do something different this weekend? Why not come and make earrings with us at the “Made with Love Craft & Gift Fair” at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport, PO12 4LE, this Sunday from 12 to 4pm. Earrings start at just £2. Or make a bracelet from £3!
I hope that as many of you as possible will join us in Gosport for some gorgeous creativity to buy and even some you can make yourself!
We will be running two ‘Make & Take’ tables where you can make a pair of earrings or a lovely bracelet!
It all takes place this Sunday, 14th April at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport, PO12 4LE from 12 to 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
I had so much fun making this chunky jade and elephant charm bracelet! To create the bulk I wove several strands of chain through the large links of of the bracelet. After placing the elephant charms I filled every possible space with chips and nuggets of jade. Surprisingly, this bracelet isn’t overly heavy but it does make a statement and I always get comments when I wear it!
Full instructions in my book, Creative Beads and Jewellery.
I am not one for wearing dangling earrings – I prefer pearl or diamond studs. But when getting dressed up for a special night out – I find they add an elegance and here are one of my favourites!
They are featured in my book, Creative Beaded Jewellery – 33 exquisite designs inspired by the arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet, available from Michael’s and Amazon!
This is one of my favourite rings. I love freshwater pearls and think this one looks exquisite next to the shiny gold seed beads and sparkling Czech crystals.
This is one of those projects that is so quick and easy, you just won’t believe it!
Casey and Jodi will be coming with me to Gosport on Sunday the 14th where we wil be running a ‘Make & Take’. For a small fee (from £3 for a bracelet and £2 for a pair of earrings) you can sit at our tables and design your own bracelet and/or earrings. We will provide all the materials and tools and show you how.
Please join us at the ‘Made with Love’ craft & gift fair at the EXPLOSION! Museum of Naval Firepower, Sunday, 14th April from 12-4pm.
Here is the Etched Jade Necklace is featured in my book, Creative Beaded Jewelry-33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India & Tibet.
This is one of the easiest projects to make and jet it looks so elegant. Full instructions are in my book – available from 9th April!
Here is another example of what you can make if you visit us at the ‘Made with Love’ craft fair at the EXPLOSION! Museum of Naval Firepower on Sunday the 14th of April from 12 to 4. We will be running a make & take table where in just a few minutes you can create a lovely bracelet or a gorgeous pair of earrings. Bracelets start at £3 and earrings just £2.
Hope to see you there!