Friday, 13 August 2010

I wasn't expecting that

I finally finished the beadshop stock take and had a design in mind with some stunning lampwork shells made by Trudi, but could I find the component I know I have on my very messy desk? No I couldn't, it's not to be seen, but I did have a sudden idea for a bracelet and it's one I like very much. Even better, I bought the amethyst circles ages ago thinking they were bigger - that's what happens when you don't read the listing properly - and hadn't been sure what to do with them. Well I think this works really well.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Something Blue

Have you ever had an idea for a piece just come to you out of the blue? Well I had that happen to me during the week, but only because I'm generally a rather messy worker - anyone who's seen my desk will know this!

Well, I had several different pieces that I was planning on using for different projects lying near each other when something clicked and I thought "they might look good together". A bit of trying things out and hey presto, this delightful little charm that solves the bride's question of what "blue" to have. The crystal heart is a delicate 10mm in size, which means the charm can be discreetly hidden in the bouquet or inside the dress, or easily attached to a bracelet.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Welcome to K and M Creations

My name is Melanie and I make jewellery using a variety of methods. My pieces vary between chainmaille, beadweaving (usually peyote, but sometimes brick stitch), precious metal clay and stamping. Recently I have started bead crochet too, although this still needs some practice.

I thought I'd use this as a chance to share with you what I'm working on, pieces I've finished and what I want to work on.