Well, that’s my wrists well and truly slapped for being such a lax blogger. I really must get into the habit of posting much more often. It’s not even that I haven’t been crafting, I have honest!
Since I last posted I delved into the murky world of digital crafting to make more personalised cards for family and friends. Last year I even pretty much kept ahead of things too which for me is unheard of as I am invariably a last minute crafter.
Towards the end of last year I started knitting again having rediscovered yarns I’ve had for donkeys years. Made myself a cosy scarf out of a very chunky yarn called Snowball by Emu (not that it’s produced anymore as far as I know). I also started my needlework again as I have upteen things I started many years ago for myself but never finished as most of my needlework was done as presents and given away. My needlework is a “just for me” craft I have decided so I can work through all my unfinished work.
This year I have also started jewellery making. I originally tried it a few years ago (around 2006 I think), but due to family reasons I didn’t do it much at all. However, along with my yarns and needles, I also discovered my jewellery making things so I thought why not?
I started with a couple of pairs of earrings, one for myself and one for my lovely friend who feeds me lunch once a month when I go and visit her. Much to my surprise, not only did she like them but so did other people who asked if I made jewellery to sell. She passed this on to me and now she sells jewellery for me which is lovely – even if it wasn’t what I expected to be doing with my jewellery making!
Here’s a photo of the earrings that started it
I’ve mostly made earrings so far, but also now make bracelets and necklaces. Here’s a photo of my most recent set, which is also my favourite so far:
All chain and findings are silver plated and the beads are baby blue glass pearls.
Well, I’ve gone on for long enough. I will post again soon (but don’t hold your breath just in case!)
Take care and happy crafting