I've been busy finishing off jewellery this week - lampwork and gemstone jewellery that I started weeks ago and then neglected for hammering and soldering! I've got a stall at the Sparsholt Countryside Day this Saturday (17th May) so I really did have to get them done.
It was only after I had taken photos that I realised just how many of them were turquoise! Here are my 3 favourites. The necklaces use lampwork beads by Mindy Macgregor (http://www.moogin.com/) - I love the retro look of her beads, and they also seem to be really popular with my customers! I've used them with sterling silver rings that I've hammered and soldered. I think that the turquoise and black necklace is my very favourite. The bracelet uses my hammered rings again (I love hammering silver) and some gorgeous large faceted amazonite that I bought in Barcelona.
Anyway, Sparsholt - we went as a family last year and really enjoyed it despite that fact that it rained! There was so much for B to do and see - I think his favourite was being able to sit in a real tractor! This year T is away, my parents are looking after B and I (with some fellow Wessex Guild members) am part of the craft fair. If you come along please come and say hello - and bring the voucher below with you! (You may have to copy and paste into word to be able to print the voucher out.)