Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A Little Bit Dicey!

A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway competition on Etsy by Anna from Blackmarket Jewels. We had to create a treasury using one of her gorgeous items of jewellery, I chose this pair of earrings.

Aren't they fabulous?! Unfortunately I didn't win, but Anna liked my treasury and very generously sent me a prize too. I wasn't expecting much, so naturally I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened an envelope to this lovely stash!

Aren't they beautiful beads! As delighted as I was, it took a little while to decide what to make using them. I normally make cross stitch jewellery, (although I have had a go at making seed bead jewellery from a kit in the past) so I wasn't quite sure where to start.

After a bit more thinking, I decided to try making something I'd been thinking about for a while, 3D earrings using plastic canvas! i chose to make dice, as the pattern is pretty straightforward, and I decided to use the brown seed beads for the spots. Unfortunately it took a little longer to make than I anticipated, mostly because I had to buy more thread as I ran out, but they are now finished finally and available for sale here on my Etsy Shop.

What do you think?

It didn't stop there though. I decided to stitch some beaded earrings using some of the pale pink and clear beads, with this result. (Sorry about the blurred photo)

I like the way the colours go together, they give these earrings a bit of a vintage feel. I think I'll give them to my sister (it's her birthday soon) and try some earrings using the green/turquoise beads next!

Happy making!

You might also like
Stackable Flower Beads
You Shall go to the Ball
Hardanger Finish: Purple Delight
The Clothes Maiden: Magazine Feature
Tardis Key Ring Kit