Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Making Jewellery with Swarovski Crystals...

Add a touch of elegance to your jewellery creations using Swarovski crystals and pearls. I made the two necklaces above using 4mm bicone crystals with a mixture of pearls and a large crystal teardop pendant. The pendant is fitted with a sterling silver pinch bail which will keep it firmly in place. Alternatively silver plated jewellery findings can be used which are alot cheaper to purchase.

There are alot of Swarovksi crystal suppliers out there, and it's definately worth looking around to see what colours and shapes suppliers have available. I find it easy to get carried away when I'm looking for new beads. If you are wanting to have a go at jewellery making and not sure where to start, then I recommend looking for a project to follow. There are several good jewellery and craft magazines which give detailed tutorials and sometimes include free bead samples too.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Making Jewellery

I've just finished working on my website and have recently added in a new selection of glass beads and jewellery findings available to buy online. I plan to make some more dichroic glass pendants and gift sets later in the year and am hoping to introduce some new etched pictures for my pendants too.

Unfortunately my handmade glass jewellery is only available to buy from my Ebay shop. This is because each piece is one of a kind and cannot be exactly reproduced.

I've also been working on my Facebook business page and will start to include regular pictures and updates. If you'd like to follow me on Facebook or Twitter, please come and say hello ...

Thursday, 17 February 2011