Friday, 19 January 2018

Jewellery for January

Hello there!   Not been getting inky and messy today but keeping clean and making some new necklaces which are all available in my Kettle Courtyard shop on Etsy.  The quickest way to get there is by clicking the photo in my side bar.

Amethyst and Ultraviolet Pearls

Pantone's colour of the year is Ultraviolet and who doesn't love a good deep purple.  Also Amethysts are the birthstone for February which will be here soon!!

I've had these Turquoise Spike beads for a while but I was just waiting to find the right Sterling Silver chain to hang them from - this has a lovely diamond design.
I love these Cobalt Blue lampwork beads - they have so many different colours in them.   I've added them to a curved bar and hung from a Sterling Silver chain.
Haven't decided what to make next but I'm thinking it'll involve Black Pearls and Emerald Crystals.
Watch this space!!
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

January Inchies & ATCs

Happy New Year to you all.

Bit of a slow start to the year but I'm hoping to find some new challenges to do and get some crafting done.  Firstly I've made my 6 Inchies for the UK Stampers Forum on Facebook - the theme is Anything Goes.

I've just inked through Tim Holtz's Holiday Knits Stencil for the backgrounds and stamped as many small words as I could find out of my stash!

I've also made my 3 ATCs - the theme is The Elements, so Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.  For the Earth one I've used a Hero Arts Vintage Map stamp,   the Kite in the Wind is an Oak House Studio stamp and the Lighthouse surrounded by Water is a Crafty Individuals Stamp.  I've just added typed words from songs except for the Map one where I struggled to find a good song. 

Anyway thanks for visiting and for your comments.  If you know of any good challenges, please let me know!

Elaine xx