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Cellini Twist Jewellery?
I saw a tutorial on Beadsdirect's blog (via youtube)... and it is for jewellery with a cellini twist. I'm so tempted to make it... but I do think that I shall first try something easier, with less skill required. The twists are absolutely gorgeous and I would like to have them but i am not sure about the bead sizes I have - apparently the different sizes give the build a twist... We shall see!
I travelled to Malaysia earlier this year (actually late last year) and took some photographs that I am really proud of. We trekked along in the jungle, visited beaches and caves.... well writing a whole journal of my travels would bore everyone to death! So I thought I would share some pictures here with those who follow my occasional posts.... here you go!
So today I wore the first set of jewellery that I ever made - my earrings, bracelet and necklace. They are in an aquamarine colour and very summery. A lady just walked in to my office and passed a compliment and then she asked me to make her a pink set.... so I have my first order.
Yesterday I was speaking to the lady who taught me my first proper steps, Jane Hewes, and she did suggest that once word gets round, I will start being asked to make stuff for people. And thus, here we go! I did not think it would be so soon, but it is nice to know that I will be able to sell some of my stuff - there is only so much one can wear in the same colour, even though certain colours tend to be repeated. I cannot wait until she comes back in November - we can have a catch-up (and not just jewellery) and she will teach me some new wiring techniques.
I will try to update this post with some pics later on....
I have been working hard to improve my quality of work... never easy when you're running about like a mad hatter, as I do. So, the best option I have found is to leave my work laid out on my dining table so that I can simply plonk at my chair when I am inspired, rather than have to prepare the whole set up before I even get started.
So, a few weeks back I ordered some lapis beads - some round ones and some long ones. I had seen a Neptune necklace on BeadsDirect, and quite liked the idea but did not have the materials. So I adapted it to this:
Everyone likes it - I may have to order more Lapis. or more long beads in a different colour for that matter. Then I was looking at another design by BeadsDirect, and I created the following purple delight; using seed beads, lampwork beads and multi-faceted rondelles: