I decided to make some jewellery yesterday, after becoming a little unstuck lately with the papercraft. As stitching is on my mind a lot, having two major projects on the go at once, the other crafts tend to take a back seat sometimes. However, I got my findings out yesterday to have a little play, and this is what I came up with.
A pair of earrings with butterfly glass charms, and toadstools below.
Another pair of earrings, butterfly charms again, and a pair of silver keys.
Finally another pair, with the butterfly charms again, and some gold plated leaves. I like the fact that all you have to do is change the colour of the findings you use to make three totally different earrings.
A necklace. I was going for a shooting star thing here, which looks better in person than in the pics. I started off by threading some stars/gems onto head pins, and cutting them to different sizes. I then got an eye pin, threaded some metal beads on them, and put the head pins in between. I dug out an old chain and attached it to the eye pin (you'll notice the lobster clasp is at the bottom of the necklace rather than the top.)
Finally I made a cluster chain, using a Tim Holtz swivel clasp.
This section has the last butterfly charm, a key charm, and some gold beads.
This section has a ceramic star, a love spacer bead, and a lady bird (love bug!)
This section has some gold and silver beads, with two star charms at the end.
The final section was a fragment charm. I got some green paper, stamped it, inked the edges, added a small amount of stickles, then attached it to the fragment charm. Once dry I added the metal butterfly, which fell off a hairband years ago.
Here is the progress on the Middle Earth map so far. I was hoping to get at least two pages done before going back to the other stitch, but I'm not sure that's feasible now, so I will be happy with finishing one in it's entirety and doing as much of the second page as I can.