Sunday, 14 June 2009

Jewellery



I've been making necklaces again using my fabric beads and found objects, this one was another order that is now on it's way to the US. I really enjoy this style and have been making fabric tag beads which allows me to incorporate textiles, which I love, and jewellery.



This is a close up of one of the tags.



I'm holding a brooch making workshop from home this Saturday, the 20th. There's still one vacancy if any one is able to attend. This is the style of brooch everyone will make in brass or silver with their own colour choices. I've created a whole collection of fabric tag beads for people to use in their work, they're pictured below.



I received a wonderful surprise when I arrived home on Tuesday, not one but two lovely packages. The first one was from the lovely Elizabeth. She had made me one of her wonderful muse birds, which are available on her etsy, it's beautiful. Elizabeth also sent me the most amazing napkins, I've never seen these before, I can't wait to use them in something special.
The other package was from the effervescent and so talented Nic. She had made me a beautiful doll, I call it a goddess, and a gorgeous flower brooch, Nic also sells these on her etsy store. These are two very special and talented ladies, it's well worth a visit to their blogs.

37 comments:

Heather said...

You must have such a great time choosing all the little bits and pieces which make up your fantastic jewelry. The brooch workshop sounds good. I love Elizabeth's muse bird and Nic's goddess doll is lovely too. I going to check out their blogs right now.

mystele said...

oh my goodness. i'm drooling. that necklace is to die for! i just love seeing what you're up to and the way you transform things. wow.

Robyn said...

Ro, your jewellery just keeps getting better. The fabric tags add another facet to your pieces.

jane eileen said...

Love those fabric beads, especially the one with a tag on it.

Jeane said...

your fabric beads are amazing :)

Jacquelines blog said...

Your jewellery is gorgeous Ro!

Pat said...

Not only is your jewelry gorgeous but so are your photos. I could look at that shot of your package goodies all day. I love the colors!

femminismo said...

Love the labels included in the necklaces! What a great idea because I have one I've been saving to use, it's so well-designed. (better than the dress it came on - I gave it away to Goodwill and kept the tag!) You did get some lovely goodies. I'll go visit those blogs now. Cheers from Oregon - Jeanne

Sue McGettigan said...

Your jewelry pieces are wonderful - if only I lived close enough to come by for a class! Very inspiring - thanks!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I love your jewelry Ro. I’m thinking the next time I am very, very good and have earned a treat….a broach perhaps! Would love to take your workshop, but it’s a few thousand miles further then I can travel for a day trip!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, your jewelry is fabulous! How I wish I were geographically close so that I could take a class! I'm pea green with envy! Thank you too, for sharing your beautiful gifts! Hugs, Terri

grrl+dog said...

I just saw Nic's flowers and adore them... and always love your fabric beads. Hope the workshops goes well.. and Melbourne is not that far to go for me....

Jacky said...

What wonderful mail art Ro! I have one of those beautiful muse birds from Elizabeth too, just beautiful!
I love your Goddess doll from Nic too. I admired her on her blog. Very talented and lovely ladies for sure. I look forward to seeing both of these pieces in the flesh soon.
Your fabric tags are fantastic (and lucky me I have one on that beautiful necklace you made me). Your pin class looks fun and I'm sure everyone will learn so many techniques in this class.

Lovely post as always.

Jacky xox

Nic Hohn said...

Ro, I love that you have given the doll a name....goddess. Its perfect. And I had a chuckle when I saw Peppertree pop up again.Love, love the bobbins! xoxoxo

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work
Jen

Leslie said...

Beautiful work Ro!

I love that necklace!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant jewelry Ro!! The bobbins are just so YOU!!!
I am so glad that you like your bird!! I ahve a bunch more sitting by the sewing machine tweeting to be finished up!
There are more napkins where those came from- they told me that you NEEDED them- the colors certainly fit your palette!! HAve a great class- lucky students!!
HUgs!
Elizabeth

Kim said...

Love this Ro, so many lovely bits incorporated into the pieces, but I think the bobbins made me smile the most! Loved 'em! beautiful colours in the napkins too! Wish you lived closer, would love to do a class sometime!

Art4Sol said...

Another wonderful piece of art! I would love to visit your studio..it would be like being in a candy shop!

Julie H said...

What a stunning necklace, I love teh organic colours and textures.

Steph said...

Lovely gifts!
The necklace is amazing ! I love the fabric beads!

Seth said...

Wow!! I think that says it all.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

You are a lucky duck to receive such lovely things! Oh, your gifts are beautiful!

And the necklace . . . oh words fail me. You have an eye for exquisite little treasures that are too often overlooked. You pull these things together into one perfectly beautiful piece! Stunning work!

Chrisy said...

That necklace is absolutely wonderful...

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This first photo of the necklace is outstanding! Beautiful work!

violette said...

Wow......i adore your necklaces and broaches! You are so talented. I love Nic's dolls too.........Nic is a fab artist!

Love, Violette

Jackie said...

The necklace is just gorgeous.

Karen Cole said...

Hi Ro, remember me? Yeah....not around much lately, but still interested, for sure.

The way you incorporate fabric in your jewelry is pure magic. Love these pieces!!!...and the beads.

Candace said...

Again, I stand amazed... what inspiration and beauty you give us. Say, Ro, wouldn't it be great if someone from -- oh, say Athens!!! could hook up through technology and take that class???

I need someone from Star Trek to "make it so"... LOL. Have fun! Going to check on those others now.
Candace in Athens.

Sam Marshall said...

I love your necklace-beautiful. The bird and goddess are beautiful.

Gaby Bee said...

Your jewelry pieces are simply amazing! Ohh and ahhh, three times over! I especially love the way how you incorporated fabric in your jewelry! Very unique!
Gaby xo

Dot said...

Love seeing your latest creations Ro. And the gifts from Elizabeth and Nic are gorgeous! They are both very talented and lovely women.
The fabric tags add a lovely dimension to your jewelry - just gorgeous!

Chris said...

So glad to catch up with you, Ro. Been on a break. These are really pretty, and lots of variety. It's great to work in something that lends itself to such wide options for expression.

You deserve lots of goodies!!

Paula said...

Love your altered art jewellery.

Dale said...

great, great job. I also love working with fabric and textiles in my jewelry. The mixed media aspect, and the interesting combination of hard metal and soft textiles fascinates me :)

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your fabric beads and all your creative touches here. Your jewelry is so fascinating and calls out to me... have a happy day, and thanks for your wonderful words on my last post... Roxanne

Sshaythiel said...

fascintaing works dear, lovely and so unique...;-)