Tuesday, 13 January 2009

New stock on etsy

I've stayed indoors today while the mercury reached 38deg c, they predict 39-40 tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow, so I've been making a bracelet to put on my Etsy site. I've also started another necklace but won't have that finished until the weekend.

Our weather in Victoria, as in other southern states, is amazing, it can be 40deg c at lunch time and 23c by the time we go home at 5.00pm. Which is what they forecast for tomorrow. The temperature goes up and down like a yo-yo. Variety is the spice of life as they say and Melbourne certainly has that when it comes to weather.








This bracelet is made using memory wire, which means it should fit any size. I've used carnelian and compressed coral beads for the colour and carved bone beads for the texture.








These are stamps I carved last week, they are also for sale on my etsy.

20 comments:

Chrisy said...

Oh my lord that weather must be hell...i'm in brisbane but maximums round 30 degrees...okay for this time of year...hope you have some aircon about! Latest jewels are very tactile with an ethnic edge...and that stamp is wonderful!

Shayla said...

Beautiful stamps. I'm intrigued with the bracelet. What is the "h" shaped charm mean? It almost looks like a temple.

yvette said...

I wish you strength with those temperatures

Jeane said...

Ro - I love the colors of this bracelet - very harmonious - Don't you just love carving stamps? - I haven't done it in awhile, but I use the ones I've made alot!

Miriam said...

wow!~ love the bracelet with all the earthy colours and bone beads.
the stamps are just beautiful, yay softcut! :)

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...the heat is certainly keeping us indoors!
...and just look at what you have been doing! gorgoeus bracelet.
Print blocks are wonderful too.
Stay cool today...
Jo xx

katie jane said...

I had to go look on my outside thermometer to see what your temperatures are. We use Fahrenheit here in the US. Wow, you're hot!! Right now we are at -5c, or 25f with a wind chill on top of that!

Your new bracelet is simply stunning. And the photographs are beautiful. Cute little rubber stamps, too.

Jen Crossley said...

LOve your bracelet Ro amazing.Your stamps are beautiful
Good luck on etsy
Jen

Gaby Bee said...

Your new bracelet is simply
wonderful, Ro. The carved stamps are gorgeous also. Good luck on etsy!
Enjoyed the visit today...
Gaby xo

enchantedcurious said...

Lovely Ro - I can imagine those stamps on all kinds of things. You'll be happy to know that I've been using all the techniques from your workshop in my journal and having lots of fun. xx mandy - ps - enjoy the cool !

Jackie said...

Lovely work, colours and beads. I couldn't even think in that heat, how on earth do you manage?

Chris said...

your stamps seem inspired by the beads... I love this bracelet. I'm talking LOVE. i was sworn to frugality, but my my. I've never used memory wire. I love carnelian, and the focal beads are stunning.

i'ts hard to get back to work. esp. when it's SO hot...

Deirdra Doan said...

I love your seed pod stamp...it was gone already on etsy...
Thank you for your visit. Your blog is so rich in color and texture...wonderful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your bracelets and your stamps are awesome! We are going to register 10 below zero tonight!

Karen Cole said...

I hope you weren't complaining about that nice warm weather. I am sitting here in my studio in a down jacket unable to warm up.

I love your work Ro. I think it's great how your stamps sort of mimic the shapes on the bracelet and the beads. Did you notice?

Nicole Austin said...

Ro,

Thank you for your kind comments on my green pages! I love your jewelry! So eclectic! I'm hopping over to your etsy now... ;)

nicole

Robyn said...

Your weather is similar to ours at the moment and it can go on for days without let up.
I love the bracelet Ro. Such gorgeous bone beads!

Julie H said...

It sounds like home, I guess I will have to pack all the ususal removable layers for the retreat.
Love Jacky's necklace and your stmps are fantastic - great to see they sold so quickly too.

Maria said...

Hi Ro! Had a great time in Melbourne ... know what you mean about the weather changing ... it was hot that morning but by the time we came out of the Ian Potter Art Gallery the wind had changed direction & dropped to 23 deg! We changed into our jeans & enjoyed the cooler weather much better! I love Melbourne, especially impressed with all the public art around the city :) Thank you for all your great tips too!
cheers
Maria

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
Thanks for the lovely words re my red journal page...I am starting to wish for January to be over so that I dont have to be so feverish with the Misty challenge...but I am learning alot!!!...
Love!!!! your stamps and will be watching to snap up one soon....xx