Tuesday, 23 March 2010

March 23rd - ALREADY!!!

I really don't know where the time goes! I get up in the morning, have a cuppa, go into the studio and there I'll stay all day (with extremely frequent visits to the kitchen and kettle), then all of a sudden, I look out the window and it's dark. Another day gone.... At least I've got a few pics to show for it this week..... phew!!
I've had a chainmaille making week which I LOVE!!!

I bought some niobium jumprings recently and finally put them together with my homemade silver ones. I'm really pleased with the results...
I've called the green bracelet Avalon, which means Island of Apples. It's the English name derived from the legendary Island where the body of King Arthur is said to be buried.

The purple bracelet is Bleoberis which is another name from the Arthurian legends. I don't know it's meaning, but it does make me think of purple berries (hmmm, I hear you say).

There are matching earrings to go with both too! To see photo's of these (and others) you'll need to visit my facebook fan page photos http://www.facebook.com/pages/kent/kajulee/308281001836.

The weight of the silver with the niobium feels and hangs really well. I don't think I could have been more pleased with the results. I've now got loads more colours to play around with. I'm going to try to use them with different weaves too.... so watch this space (preview below).
Much of my time this week has also been spent visiting new and interesting facebook fan pages and websites. I'm going to have a look through some of my favourites and maybe share them with you at the end of the week. There are some really talented people out there!!
One of my lampwork bracelets was featured on Kirsten Bailey's site last week at www.klbaileyart.com, where she chose a theme for her weeks picks. Think I'll follow suit and choose a theme..... but what?..... come back and find out.
Thanks for stopping by
Keep Smiling
Naomi :0) xx