Friday, June 26, 2015

Shabby chic'd days of wine and roses ...

Bib/Floating necklaces, made with:
  • Hand-rolled silk fabric roses.
  • Black grosgrain ribbon; black satin ribbon; gold organza & satin ribbon; fuchsia organza ribbon.
  • Gold, gunmetal & silver toggle clasps.
  • Gold loom-bands.
  • Faceted rondelles.

Pretty pastels ...

Wrapped bracelets: resin roses, resin beads, crackle beads, confetti beads, loom-bands, silver toggle clasps.

Lolly mix: hard-boiled barley sugar, fruity jujubes, rock candy, licorice all-sorts ...

Lariat necklace which can also be worn as a wrapped bracelet: mixed resin & plastic beads, loom-bands.

Wrapped bracelets: loom-bands, plastic rosebud-shaped beads (reminiscent of juicy fruit drops!).

Solstice d'été

Necklace: resin crystals, crackle beads, loom-bands. 

Ébène sur ivoire ...

Lariat necklace wrapped bracelet combo: black glass beads, black loom-bands.

To pink or not to pink (with hints of blue), that is the question ...

Matinée-style necklaces with faux pink pearls, pink quartz beads, Czech glass beads, Czech fire-polish faceted glass beads.

The South Wind doth blow (from the Antarctic) and we shall have snow ...

Matinée-style necklace with assorted glass beads.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wishing one and all a blessed Eastertide 2015 from WearableArt Celtique.

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you ...
In the name of the Three who are One, peace!
And by the will of the King of the Elements, peace! Peace!
(Fiona MacLeod, 1895: "The Dominion of Dreams: Under a Dark Star")

Swarovski pearls, Swarovski filigree cabochon with peridot crystals, black agate, green-dyed white jade, Czech fire-polish faceted glass beads, lampwork foil-core glass beads, faceted resin rondelles. Plain brass crucifix setting and Ethiopian crucifix pendants sourced by Boutique Beads of Fitzroy North in Melbourne, Australia.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Resonating from the last days of Empire, a fleeting glimpse of the British Raj on magnificent elephants ...

Elephant Czech glass button, Chinese silk collar, brass tulip toggle fastener, acrylic pony beads, European PANDA style crystal beads.

"The Ladybird" by Enid Blyton (1933).

Bracelet: vintage handmade Czech wooden lady-bug button, loom-bands.

Ladybird, you’re very neat
From tiny head to little feet,
I like your coat of red and black,
I like your clean and shining back.

Do you polish it each night
To make it shine so gay and bright,
Or do you keep a tiny fay
Who rubs it up for you each day?

Beneath your shiny back there lie
The gauzy wings with which you fly,
You’re spreading them – oh please don’t go,
There’s such a lot I want to know.

Your house is burning, do you say?
Ah, well, of course, you mustn’t stay!

This poem was first published in Teachers World No.1576 (9 August 1933).

Monday, January 19, 2015