Archive for: Jewellery

Apr 28th, 2009

I make earrings

Early this year I rather foolishly promised to make at least 48 pairs of earrings for the P&C Craft Group Mothers Day stall. Of course I procrastinated about it something shocking and really only got stuck into it properly yesterday. Here’s what I’ve come up with (there’s multiples of each design). If you want to […]

Oct 26th, 2008

NaBloPoMo prize donation

Today I finally hauled all my jewellery making paraphernalia* out and made some necklaces. It’s been ages since I made anything new but there’s nothing like having a commitment to provide motivation. My contribution to the NaBloPoMo prize pool, let me show you it! I’ve promised a set of handmade semi-precious stone earrings and necklace […]

Jul 8th, 2008

What we did at Winterfest

After a frantic week of shoe making, cloak hemming and costume tweaking we were more or less ready for our first whole family participation in a Huscarls camp. This was a paid gig for the group and our job was to come along, look authentic, talk to the public and have fun. I think we […]

Jun 29th, 2008

Replica bead making

One of my justifications for the acquisition of my own glass bead making gear is that I will be able to make replica Anglo-Saxon/Viking beads to go with our, and other group members’, Huscarls costumes. This weekend I finally got around to making a couple of sets of replica-ish beads. The purple ones are for […]

Mar 27th, 2008

There’s something fishy going on around here

“Swim, swim, swim, swim…this would work better if there was some water involved.” “Oooo! Who’s that I see?” “Hello my little green friend…you look distressed…” “Half my dorsal fin broke off, it’s tragic I tell you!” Black cat being inscrutable. Black cat looking freaky. I wish I’d given him red eyes instead…. Beads with layered […]

Mar 20th, 2008

Too hot

I had to down tools 30 minutes early at my bead making class today. The warmer weather has been hard to take working over a blowtorch flame in an old building with no air-conditioning. We can’t even use fans as it’s just too frustrating to have the flame blowing all over the place as you […]