I can't believe it is November.
Where has time flown off to ?
What a long busy summer.
My mum came from Sydney, Australia to stay for 2 1/2 months. Off course, this meant some jewelry making and repairing for her. We went to one of our local bead shops, Star's Beads, and my mum had a great time.
First up she found a strand of blue and white ceramic beads that had a China vibe going on. We looked around and found some faded blue leather cord for me to knot the beads with. Once we got home I decided to make a soldered toggle clasp in sterling. I then indvidually knotted the ceramic beads to the clasp and it was finished.
My mum found some cinnabar beads and carefully picked out the fan and the pentagon and square in the red and the two lentils in the green. We found some black Irish linen to use with them. I had fun experimenting with the fan tassle until I got it right. I also had fun using a new medium for me. This was my first time using Irish linen and I really liked it. This necklace complements my mum's new swim suit perfectly.
I also made a couple of pearl pendants to go with pearl earrings that I made for my mum when she visited last year.
These are sterling silver and Chinese freshwater pearls in white, peach, and lilac.
These are gold filled hand-made chain with Chinese freshwater pearls in white, peach, and lilac.