Thursday, November 26, 2009

Snowflake Earrings - Blog Giveaway!

Finally I've had a chance to get at the wire again - and this time I'm in a festive mood, these little earrings were great fun to make, how I've missed wire-wrapping!

As always with silver and crystal these have much more sparkle than I can capture on camera. I've wrapped sterling rings with fine gauge wire, attaching chain to the centre, and embelllished around the edge with Swarovski crystals and pearls for a very dainty pair of snowflakes!

The earrings measure approx 24mm across, with a drop of 3cm from the bottom of the earwires.

These festive earrings are up for grabs in my first blog giveaway! All you need to do is either be a follower of my blog, or a fan on the Amari Jewellery page on Facebook - if you are on both you will get two entries! Then just leave a comment here by midnight on Thursday 17th December. I will announce the winner on the Friday and if you live in the UK you should get your earrings just in time for Christmas! Good luck!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas is coming!

I must admit, I do love Christmas - I am counting the days down to December 1st which is the earliest I have allowed myself to start decorating the house! A couple of years ago we bought a really nice quality artificial tree which looks almost real - it's the biggest size we could squeeze into our cosy lounge, I really regret having to take it down in the New Year! We also have a small real tree in the dining room - can't beat the smell of fresh pine, luckily it's a laminate floor so we don't have a problem with the needles other than having to sweep up several times a day :)

I'm busy making stock for the shops again - my workbench is a mass of pearls and sparkly crystals at the moment! I'm looking forward to a break to have a play with the wire - I have lots of sketches dotted around but never seem to find the time to create. I just don't know where this last year has gone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Room With A View

My workshop window (aka the once 'spare' room) overlooks our extension roof, and the backs of other people's houses. Not the best view in the world! The window itself is very small, and although I sit right next to it the amount of natural light is minimal so I have a daylight bulb too, or I would never be able to wrap tiny wires! I'm eventually hoping to move into a studio in the garden, maybe next year if I can get things moving! Watch this space...

However, whilst the view itself isn't always inspiring, here in the UK of course we get bombarded with all kinds of weather conditions - never too much of anything (including sun in the summer, unfortunately!), but it's always changing, and from my little window I'm usually the first to spot the first flake of snow, or an approaching storm. My school reports were always full of 'spends too much time gazing out of the window'. Guess nothing much has changed then! ;o)


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