This week I was asked if I could bash up some jewellery for a friend of a friend's birthday. The brief was 'delicate, pretty, not too much colour, on silver'.
So out came the pliers (I only used these old one for about 3 minutes when I decided to get off my lazy bum and go and look for my decent ones - it made the job much easier once I had found them!
I used a pack of silver chain, and some half silver crystal rondelles in 6mm and 4mm.
I also had a heart & arrow shaped toggle clasp and some earwires.
First I made a bracelet, the half silver rondelle work beautifully with the silver, it sparkles without colour.
Then I made matching earrings too.
(Incidentally I am holding a class soon to make these earrings at Hobbycraft in Carlisle. Click HERE for more details)
Voilà! A nice sparkly jewellery set is done.
It's so nice to go back and revisit things you have once done a lot of. I really enjoyed doing this again, although my new vari-focal glasses weren't that good, I had to resort to my reading specs which meant I couldn't watch TV at the same time..... oh, the joys of growing old!