Monday, 15 September 2014

New goodies

I've just been to New Zealand.
They have the most beautiful shells there, the Paua shell.
My imagination is running wild.
Here's a long necklace made with the paua shell, wooden beads, Turquoise, Amethyst and crystals.
For the Bohemian Chic! 

Saturday, 14 June 2014

The joyous Hallelujah!

Long necklace made with glass beads, Aventurine gem stones which is a healer of heart, mind and soul, Turquoise gem stones which is a great protective stone, quartz crystals, -probably the most powerful, multi-functional healing stone we have on earth, Rudraksha beads which evokes power in your body to help fight disease, used since Ancient time for improving spiritual knowledge, courage, self discipline and self confidence and the innocent Daisy charm symbolising erm...innocence, purity and love. All in all a pretty protective necklace. 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Long necklaces

I said it before and I say it again:
Long necklaces are my favourite necklaces to wear.

You just throw them over your head and off you go.

You can even wear them back to front. 

Friday, 30 May 2014

The process

 So I love beads and I love stringing them together making necklaces.
My creative process normally consists of a very large cup of tea (with sugar) and very soon after I start stringing the beads.
Very, very rarely does it end up how I pictured it in my mind.
More often I surprise myself with the end result
but I have fun with every single piece.
As all of my necklaces is one of a kind more often than not I find it really hard to part with them.
This little number is made with Amethyst, Quartz crystals, wooden beads and Turquoise gem stones. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blue shell necklace

I love this blue colour.
So much so I made a three strand necklace with the gorgeous blue shells.
Fit for a mermaid!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Mad for tassels

I like the kind of necklaces you can just throw over you head.
Long. 
They will spruce up any outfit.

I am also mad about tassels and Rudraksha beads. Here are two longish necklaces I made this last week.

Monday, 26 May 2014

6 strand bracelets

 yup,
I will even admit I got inspired by the ├╝bercool Hipanema bracelets.
As teenager in the 80's I've always had a soft spot for stacking the bracelets so why not make a "ready made stacked" bracelet. I've been travelling to Bali every year for the past 18 years and the whole Hindu beliefs with their gods is also really inspiring. So it would only be fitting that my first 6 strand bracelet paid homage to the awesome Ganesh.
The second is a mix-match between macrame/crystals/ rhodium silver.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Paua Shells

I love the colours in the paua shells and have been fascinated by them for as long as I can remember.
Here I used the paua shell with some pink leather to jazz up a gold metal bangle.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Crushing on Ganesh

Glassbeads, handmade Indian beads, Rudraksha beads, red Agate gemstones and crystals.
Crush-worthy! 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Summer Bohemia

 Long necklace, made with glass beads, blue lace Agate, Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli and metal chain.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hand of Fatima bracelet

Seems to me that everyone is stacking bracelets on their arms now.
So I made a "double" bracelet with the Hamsa symbol.
Now, all we need the sun and summer!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Good intentions

 I guess by now you all know how I feel about the beautiful rudraksha bead. 

 Turns out each of the little gems have been "blessed" before I purchased them so I am thinking the blessing will end up with each person who has my bracelets.
Ooooh bracelet you are now blessed! 
(and if is not working it is still good arm candy)....

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

More bracelets

 It is amazing what some fresh air and nature can do for your inspiration.


These are my latest offerings. Bracelets. Pearls. Crystals.