Monday, 21 January 2013

Handmade Monday

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I was planning on writing a proper post today outlining my plans for the week but I am shattered after finishing nights this morning!!  However I didn't want to let the 100th Handmade Monday post on Handmade Harbour pass by without a mention!! Make sure you check out their blog this week as they are having a daily giveaway starting today!!

I'll be back tomorrow hopefully a bit more awake with my Tuesday treasury...

AJE Earring Challenge Reveal #1

Pin It So today is the first reveal of the earrings people have made for the AJE Earring Challenge.

I don't think I have mentioned this challenge in any real detail so here is the premise...  Make 1 pair of earrings every week this year (although they have broken it down into 13 week sections so you don't need to commit for the whole year.... you can commit to some all or of the weeks).  Then every 2 weeks post your photos onto your blog and share with everyone else via the Art jewelry elements blog.

Today is the 1st reveal....  The only restriction on what form our earrings take is that they must "feature at least one artisan component, such as a handmade charm or bead.  The artisan components may be made by you or by another artist."

So here is my first pair...

Red paper quilled earrings
These are made of red paper strips quilled tightly and glued together to make the square.  They have been covered with a layer of PVA glue to hold them in place and make them waterproof, though I think I will be investing in some sealant for future quilling projects!!  This is the first pair of quilled earrings I have made and I'm really happy with the results.  I hope to have some more finished in the coming weeks.  Look out for these in my Etsy shop soon.

And this is the second pair....

Black dyed silk cocoon earrings
These are another new idea from me - they are made from silk cocoons which have been dyed black.  I have inserted a eye pin through the top and connected a coiled headpin to it.  I've also added some seed beads top and bottom.  The cocoons came from a Craft Britannia team mate on Etsy Sarah Hopping - The Rainbow Girl.  Again they will be listed in my Etsy shop soon.

Hope you like them!!  Don't forget to pop over to the AJE post to see all the other submissions!!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Treasury Tuesday - A Winter White Out

Pin It Here is this week's treasury.  I chose the theme due to the snow that is currently covering parts of the UK.  If anyone has a suggestion for future themes and would like to be featured in it then please leave me a link to a item from your Etsy store with the suggested theme and you could be featured over the coming weeks!!



'A winter white out' by BramalfieBeadsetc

It's snowing in the UK so here is a treasury to celebrate the winter!!


Winter snow cloud necklace....
$15.00

Silvery White Snow Flake Ear...
$12.00

Silver Snowflake pendant wit...
$112.00

Snowflake Earrings with Auro...
$8.00

Snow White Felt Necklace Fel...
$25.90

Silver (925) bangle "Sn...
$49.99

Snowflake earrings / white l...
$28.00

Snowflake earrings studs whi...
$9.00

The Alladin Silver Tale silv...
$16.50

Snow white delicate necklace
$30.00

Really tiny snowflake sterli...
$18.00

Silver Snowflake Earrings an...
$75.00

mini snowflake necklace in 1...
$170.00

White and Cinnamon statement...
$38.00

Game of Thrones Necklace - W...
$19.50

Snowball dream - Snow White ...
$5.00

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Tuesday Treasury

Pin It As promised in my post yesterday I am going to be creating and posting on here a treasury every Tuesday.  It just happens to also be the day the Craft Britannia team over on Etsy has chosen to have a all day treasurethon so today's treasury features 4 members of the Craft Britannia team.



'Love is in the air' by BramalfieBeadsetc

A preview of some of the fabulous Valentine items available across Etsy.


Valentine's Day ornament...
$24.00

Valentine Hearts Earrings. H...
$10.00

Wall hanging Decoration for ...
$32.00

Ruffle scarf, knitted
$15.00

Valentine's Handmade Hea...
$23.00

Soutache earrings for Valent...
$75.00

Valentine Red Heart / Felt r...
$15.00

Valentines Day Necklace Flow...
$141.00

ROMANTIC RED-VALENTINE Wreat...
$59.00

Valentines banner garland o...
$25.00

Valentine's day gift ide...
$43.00

Valentines Heart Decorations...
$12.50

Valentine's Day heart ar...
$25.00

Shock pink and black heart l...
$6.00

Red Statement Necklace, Brid...
$134.95

Be My Valentine bracelet fi...
$16.90