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More jewellery making

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.
Happy crafting


  1. Love your crafty bead play and your stitching is Fab - Thank you for sharing xx

  2. FABULOUS jewellery Ems! I love them all. Well done! I'm playing catch-up with your blog because I've been M.I.A. for more weeks than I care to admit. It's lovely to be back peeking at what's currently keeping you busy. Sending regards and hoping you're keeping well. ~ Cobs. x

    1. Thanks Cobs - and it's been delightful to see your blog back up and running :)


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