Sunday, 23 July 2017

Paper bead sets - commission

I have finished one complete set (necklace, bracelet en ear rings). I have also finished one necklace and all the beads but have now run out of eyelets, which I ordered a few weeks ago but am still waiting for them.  As soon as I receive them I can finish the rest of this commission!










Monday, 10 July 2017

Experimenting

I have been making a lot of necklaces lately and while doing this I had the idea of doing something special with bag making and here is my first experiment. The flower is the zip pull! It is not a finished product yet, but well on the way now. Let me know what your think!









Monday, 26 June 2017

New design

I am in the process of updating my pictures and have changed the headers of my social media.

Here are some of the pictures I am going to use for my shop. I would greatly appreciate any comments on these pictures!








Monday, 8 May 2017

QuBa - Fair - Handmade and More

Just a few pictures of our fair. We had a great time despite the rain and the lack of visitors! And new ideas keep popping up. A great thank you to Titi for organising this fair.












Thursday, 20 April 2017

Finished commission

Another commission finished!


One flap opens the back compartment which contains
one slip pocket
Both flaps open and this contains the front
compartment




Thursday, 23 March 2017

Paper beads and silver plate

For the Easter Fair in the Lohnhof in Basel on March 25th, I have made a selection of paper bead necklaces. Normally I use 925 Sterling silver, but so as to have some cheaper items for sale as well, I have made a selection with silver plate. They turned out pretty well and if I can sell some of these I will make some more for the Mother's Day fair, which we will have in Basel on May 6th (Mother's Day there is always the second Sunday in May!).


I love making these beads. Once I have cut the paper and selected the colours I want, I can roll them while watching TV in the evening. After making the beads they get varnished twice to make them water resistant. And of course afterwards comes the most rewarding part - sorting out the colours that go together to make them into a necklace. Obviously no bead is the same, which makes them so interesting!