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Star Necklace and Festive Wire Knit

For the second part of my DT guest project this month, I have made a festive 'Star of Bethlehem' necklace and some wire knit goodies which will be available to buy on my website.




The necklace was made simply using a lovely piece of brown cotton thonging, onto which I hung a vial pendant in topaz, to look a bit like a star. You could fill the vial with a grain of rice, some glitter or oil. I then threaded festive green buttons in different shades and sizes from the 'emerald city' pack on at intervals along the cord - knotting roughly either side of the button secures each one into place. This is a nice project if you want to make a necklace for yourself or as a gift and have a few spare buttons, beads or other oddments lying around. It is especially nice if you use a whole variety of different things or at least different colours/shapes etc, as it gives the piece a unique and bohemian feel. Secure the ends by simply tying into a knot if the necklace is to be worn long o…

Snow Bunny Project

This month I am doing a guest project for Altered Element, so thought I would start by showing you my first festive offering! I'm actually a jewellery maker, but love to experiment with various mediums and try out projects using a variety of materials. I dressed up this cute calico rabbit to make a snow bunny to sit on my mantlepiece above the fire this Christmas.

This is such an easy project if, like me, you're not yet confident enough to make your own dolls etc and just fancy dressing one up!

To make the rabbit's beautiful little dress I laid out some angelina fibres in 'green pearl' in a fairly even layer rectangle onto a piece of paper on my ironing board. I added a couple of curled pieces of wire in the centre to make the pattern on the front and added another light layer of fibres over the top, to seal the wire curls in. If you're not sure how thick to make your layers of fibres, I recommend just experimenting with the product first - you can always use t…

Featured Blog!

I'm always delighted when my work makes someone smile and it seems that 'Drawn to Scales' wire knit bracelet has made an impression on one fellow Etsy seller who has kindly featured it in this lovely blog feature:

http://threeoldkeys.blogspot.com/2010/12/mini-gallery-number-1-art-fish.html

Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeOldKeys for a wealth of vintage finds!



Buy 'Drawn to Scales' and get it made to measure and posted out for free at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly

NEW Xmas gifts!

Get into the Christmas mood and check out these gorgeous new Christmas tree earrings made from stunning Swarovski Crystal, for the highest quality sparkle! - available to purchase at www.inspiredscilly.weebly.com.

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