Sunday, 14 March 2010
Last weekend we popped into Dover Street Market, where I saw some great african/native Indian-inspired jewellery. So this weekend, taking my cue from those pieces, I made a few necklaces using seed beads and japanese beads from the Bead Shop in Covent Garden. Here are my first attempts - I like their asymetric, off-beat design, and I'm playing with other colour combinations. I can see them worn with a simple white shirt, or if you wear lots of them at once you can create a more layered and obviously 'ethnic' look. However, I'm wary of straying too far into 'socks with sandals' territory... What do you think?
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
With Valentine's Day coming up, I found a sweet little idea on Martha Stewart's site (http://www.marthastewart.com/) for paper heart envelopes. I made the envelopes using various papers -- some handmade scraps, some pieces of Japanese origami paper -- and some great self-adhesive ribbon that I found in a cute shop in New York called 'The Ink Pad'. All I have to do now is find a little trinket to hide inside the envelope for my Valentine to unwrap next week...
Monday, 1 February 2010
I make things all the time: a necklace for a friend's birthday; handbags when I was a poor student; Christmas decorations for my desk at work. I love it - it gives me a chance to ruffle my creative feathers and I always feel better after making something. As I tend to give these little creations away as gifts though, I think it's now time to start recording everything before they go to their new owners. So here it is: a blog of the Things What I Have Made. Enjoy!