Sunday, 20 April 2008

Bangles




It's official! I'm the world's slowest jewellery maker! First I have to think about making something, then I have to work up the courage to order all the bits ( what if it doesn't work, and I've wasted all that money??) then I have to make a mock-up in cheap materials just to check, then work up the courage to cut and bend the expensive wires ( what if I make a mistake and waste....etc etc) and then I have to think about it a bit more. Then sometimes I actually make something!!

12 comments:

Gemheaven said...

Oh Izzy thats fabulous!! I love it :)

Jewellery Craft said...

Izzy, they are wonderful, I really love Sari, the beads are beautiful!

I'm afraid I'm one of those jewellery makers who with fingers crossed, just wings it with no planning at all. Sometimes I get away with it, others, well.......Dogs dinner springs to mind!

xxxx

Mary said...

These are FAAAAAAB! Love the pieces, love the beads.

And you're not fooling me. You're slow making them up because you don't want to sell them when they are finished! I have a few unfinished pieces on my desk at the moment.

As for those disks...yummy. Are you going to make some more for us bead buyers? Pleeeeease!

Izzy said...

Oh, I wish I could wing it! Sometimes you can over-think things, I think - spontaneous is much more fun!
Hopefully there will be discs, if I can get a bit better at them - it's a fiddly little press and they take me ages - but I'm working on it - promise!!

Jo said...

Lovely! And I love those disc beads - hint hint!

Catherine said...

Your jewellery's beautiful! I'm horribly slow too and I still make mistakes. You know that you can collect up all your old or ruined bits of silver wire and filings and sell them back to Cooksons!

Laura said...

Gorgeous, Izzy! Love the first one.

Laura x

Alison said...

Gorgeous bracelets, Izzy. I too like those disc beads, they look fab.

Izzy said...

Thank you!
I've got quite a bit of scrap hanging around in little bags - I must get a pot from Cookson's!!And by the sound of it - I must make some discs!!

Tina said...

Hi Izzy,

It is not just me that does all that thinking then!!!! My problem is what I think about making and what I make turn out to be two different things!!!

I love Sari....beautiful beads in both bangles though.

Nia said...

Beautiful bracelets Izzy, I am just so envious of you beadmakers! One day I'll pluck up courage to learn. Maybe!

Izzy said...

Go for it, Nia!!! You know you want to!!