Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My Creative Space - Necklaces

Hooray, my creative space isn't filled with little fabric bags this week!  Okay, so I'm still slowly making the party favour bags, but since I've got most of them done, I managed to find a little time to make some jewellery as well.  And even more exciting than not having fabric bags on my craft table is the fact that some of the jewellery I made this week was for ME!!!  Yes, I actually made something for myself - amazing, ha ha ha.

As most of you know by now, I am mad, crazy in love with buttons, especially vintage ones.  I have several jars and drawer trays full of buttons and I was recently blessed to win a shabby chic button giveaway from the lovely Sally of Jambo Chameleon, which has further added to my stash.  Anyway, I was enjoying some handmade blog reading when I stumbled on some photos of funky button bib necklaces and thought, "I really want to try making one for myself!"  I have to say that this necklace was harder to put together than I thought it would be, but that could be due to the fact that I am somewhat uncoordinated and struggled to get the wire looped through the most secure spots and not scratch the buttons or stab myself.  It's not the perfect button bib I envisaged, but I'm fairly happy with my efforts.  What do you think?

The second creation sitting in my work space this week is this luxurious and elegant Pride & Prejudice necklace.  I have had so much fun making the P&P brooches and rings that I decided to expand my range of creations into necklaces and hopefully bracelets and earrings too.  As is my wont, I went for an asymmetrical necklace style and teamed the vintage text cameo with beautiful glass pearls.  The snippet of text in the cameo mentions both Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet and I thought this necklace would be a charming addition to the bridal outfit of a P&P-obsessed bride!  So that's my creative space for this week.  What's sitting in your creative work space?


  1. Both creations are just lovely Deb! It's amazing what can be achieved when you put your mind into something.
    Busy working on a birthday necklace and a turquoise necklace /earring set at the moment.

  2. These are both utterly lovely - anything with buttons or pearls is generally a hit with me :-)

    Jem xXx

  3. Wow, I absolutely adore that first necklace - what a charm!

  4. I love the button necklace, I also love buttons so it looks perfect to me!

  5. I love the button necklace. It reminds me of when I was a kid and playing with my mother's stash of buttons.

  6. Th pride and prejudice necklace is a darling!!! wonderful :-)


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