Objects old, vintage, hand made or upcyled, and old techniques with a modern twist

Archive for May, 2015

Monday Mood Board

Agate cameos 1

I found these unmounted agate cameos at a car boot sale early yesterday morning; they are slightly damaged, but I am looking forward to thinking of a suitable project in which to use them!

Agate cameos 2

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Some flowers collected from the countryside during a walk with the dogs on Saturday…

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These paint sample colour cards caught my eye in the hardware shop…

paint-colour-samples

They certainly come up with some imaginative names for the colours: the ones shown here are ‘Pigtail’, ‘Unicorn Horn’, ‘Spin a Yarn’, ‘Optimistic Outlook’ and ‘Seize the Day’!

Pearl and Bead Bracelet

This project has been a good reminder that sometimes simple designs are the best…

pearl-and-sodalite-bracelet

 The small pearls enhance the lovely blue faceted Sodalite beads, rather than distracting from them.

bead-bracelet-materials

The bracelet only required the few materials shown above, but took around two hours to make. Soldering the jump rings closed before I started (and then cleaning and polishing them), and tying a knot between each pearl as I strung them created a nicer (and more robust!) finish, but took time.

 beade-bracelet

It isn’t visible in the photographs, but the facets on the Sodalite beads mean that they sparkle when they catch the light…

  sodalite-and-pearl-bracelet

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brightly-coloured-fabric

I’m really loving bright colours right now!

 

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