Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Designer Crochet!

Having been searching the web for everything crochet while on my quest to learn how to, I stumbled across this picture which shows a chanel crocheted bag and two other designer items,

This has made me even more determined to master this craft!!!!! If it's good enough for Chanel, it's good enough for me ;)

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

How hard is Crocheting!!!!!!!!!

Well today has been my first day of attempting to learn how to crochet. For some reason I believed all these extremely talented people who say that crocheting is easy!!!!!!!!!!! How foolish am I???????
It is extremlely difficult! I can't seen to hold anything comfortably, the hook or the yarn!!!!!!
I have got 2 books from the library and have looked at a few tutorials on YouTube and no matter how many times I have tried my little square of rows looks nothing like any of the examples ;)
I am far to embarrassed to take any pictures let alone post for every one to see .
Ah well another day tomorrow, and another frustrating attempt to learn ;)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Been Absent

Hiya everyone,
I can't belive that it has been over a month since I posted last..... where does time go???
Well I've not had too many orders for any jewellery for ages but have now got one for a lovely lady who wants something similar to a set I made for her friend, will post pictures as soon as it is completed.
I have been quite busy the last couple of weeks with my new tarot cards, they are oracle cards and i have done a few readings for friends and family but still have a lot left to learn!
I am also looking into learning how to crochet, after seeing all the stunning and varied things that can be made from crocheting it has got me excited and eager to learn how these things are made, I have ordered a few books from the libary and i'm waiting for my first crochet hook to arrive so I can get cracking ;)
I think this will prob be mostly what I will blog about for a while, I can feel an obsession coming on ;)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hiya all,
I've been messing around with some polymer clay today and have had a go at making some spiral cane beads,
They didn't come out too bad, just what to do with them now......................... ;)

And I can definatly tell spring is on it's way, look at my fab dafodils , they've opened up and look stunning.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Finally Feeling Crafty

I have finally started to feel the making itch again, after christmas with finances being low and feeling quite lethargic I've not really had the motivation for BeGemmed but it's now starting to come back ;)
The last few day I've been playing about with some polymer clay and have made a few items with them included, they are not the best quality but for one of my first attempts I'm quite pleased, let me know what you all think
Cupcake Earrings
I think they look more like mushrooms! ;)

Birdie Bow
The bird is polymer clay but the bows are acrylic
Spotty Heart
Polymer clay heart, on plated silver chain with a spotty bow to finish off
Rose Ring
Silver polymer clay ring

Thursday, 28 January 2010

New Mission

Thank you to Nicola a.k.a. http://thejewellerygirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-award-yay.html for my first blog award ;)
Being new to blogging and crafting this is a huge achievment for me, just reminds me that I must be doing something right because people are liking what I'm making and are reading my blog too ;)
This makes me very happy.
Although I now need to work out how to give out the award myself, I've only been pretending to know what I'm doing on this blog, but think it's time I finally sat down and actually learnt how to blog properly, I look at everyone else's stunning designs and witty blogs and am green with envy, so this is my new mission lol ;)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Finally Finished ;)

Well I have finally finished the commission I had off a relative who wanted me to match a rose with her shoes and then make a full set for a wedding she is attending soon.
After a few colour mixes and lots of fab advice off Emma Ralph http://www.ejrbeads.co.uk/ I have now finished. I am very pleased with the result, and so thankfully is my relative lol,
I know have the polymer clay bug and am itching to experiment loads more! Will have to wait for payday tho ;)

Friday, 15 January 2010

Well I finally decided on what to make with my first polymer clay flowers and I came up with these, hope you all like them ;)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

First Attempt

Hiya all,
I have been looking for some polymer clay roses to use in my jewellery designs, I have found cream and pink coloured ones but have failed to find any black ones, so I thought I would have a go at making my own!
I bought some black Fimo before christmas but have put off having a go but today decided to bite the bullett and have a go.
Here are my first 3 attempts

I'm really happy with these and can't wait to use them ;)

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Hi All,
Happy New Year to you all ;)
I don't normally make new year resolutions but this year I have decided to make some,

the first is to make lots of lovely jewellery, including my plus size jewellery,

the second is to update my website www.begemmed.co.uk regularly, to start to promote it seriously,

thirdly to blog at least once a week,

and finally pluck up the courage to do some jewellery parties and maybe a craft fair ;)

I will keep you all informed as to how I'm doing sticking to them