Monday, 4 January 2010

I Promised Pictures..!!

I finally dug the camera out and took a couple of pictures today to share with you here.

I'll start with my beautiful necklace that I received as a Secret Santa present from a member of the Frit Happens Forum

Next up is the first of my chain maille projects. I saw this Christmas Tree design in Step by Step Wire Jewelry and it just grabbed me, so when I saw that Beadsisters were selling the kit, I just had to have one! I decided to make them into earrings and, of course, I had to wear them on the day!

Whilst ordering the Christmas Tree kit, I couldn't help but order a few more coloured rings to attempt the tutorial by Sarah Austin in January's issue of Beads & Beyond to make a bracelet in Turkish Round Maille, so here are a couple of bracelets, one in bronze and red and the other black and fuschia

And also in the January issue of Beads & Beyond, another lovely tutorial by the very talented George Harper East for some earrings in the Pheasible weave, which I added my own lampwork to

Finally, I received a Beadalon jump ring maker and some Xuron flush cutters for a present, so I have been playing a bit with plated silver and copper. Unfortunately the rings are not cut as flush as they should be, so there are some small gaps (and I have found the smaller the rings, the worse the joins are), but this is only to practise some weaves I hadn't tried.

So this is Full Persian, which I am quite pleased with (well, aside from the rings!)

Anyway, that's about it for the moment, so thanks for looking and enjoy your week.




  1. June,

    One way to get a "flush" cut with the jump ring maker is after the first cut turn the ring and nip just a bit off of the other side with the flush cutter. This will give you two clean cut sides. The tool is probably a semi-flush cutter so one side has a bit of an edge.


  2. I'll have to try it, thanks for the advice.

  3. June I'm well impressed with the chainmaille, it's fantastic, well done you.

  4. What gorgeous work June, I love the coloured maille, you are so clever, I dabble but get fed up half way through. ♥