I am still firmly in the grip of Glitter Fever, and have been creating plenty of sparklies. Sadly, the weather has been most uncooperative, which means I am waaay behind on taking photos. I have bought some lights for tabletop photography, but haven’t figured out where to set them up yet (as I don’t actually have a suitable ‘tabletop’ upon which to take photos – doh!)
Anyway, I wanted to share one of my latest creations, as I am quite pleased with how it’s turned out.
The background is a gorgeous inky blue-purple colour, with lashings of silvery glitter.
The ring is available in my Etsy shop, and I am thinking of making some small stud earrings to match the ring – what do you think?
I have had mixed success with my crafty pursuits this weekend. I have a ring to make for a colleague which for some reason is proving tricky. I did try out a new technique using wire wrapping to make myself this ring though:
It’s the first time I’ve played around with 18 gauge wire, so I’m quite impressed with it. Of course, the perfectionist in me sees little things that are wrong with it. I’m happy to wear it though, but it would need to be better if I was making it to go in the shop. *sigh*
I also struggled with the two cards I needed to make this weekend. One is for my Dad’s birthday, another for a family friend who has just had an operation. Dad’s card proved tricky, as I had no ideas at all. I eventually settled on a Dad’s Army picture, as my Dad is a fan:
The card for the friend was a little easier to make, as I already had an idea in my head. I got to use the craft mangle again – yay!
And after saying that the Craft Neutral challenge wasn’t going that well, I had three sales last week – two of my felt items on Artfire, and a necklace from my Coriandr shop (which I confess, I have neglected). I should tot up income and outgoings and see how far in the red I am.
I am desperately trying not to think about buying new pliers, which I could do with, as the ones I have mark the wire a little, even with an application of ‘Tool Magic’. I also fancy getting a hammer and bench block to have a go at some hammered silver. AND I saw a workshop for using Precious Metal Clay. But I have a mountain of beads and felt to reduce first.