Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Gift Wrap Love

I have recently done a commission for a collection of jewellery for a bride. Although I don't want to put any photos of the items I've made (as they're gifts and I don't want to spoil any surprises) I thought I'd put on here my attempts at some pretty gift wrapping.

In total I have 9 items to wrap and finally all the components have arrived but I've not had a chance to wrap anything yet- tomorrow maybe. The last thing to arrive was some stickers from Moo, which look great. I will photograph some of the pieces as I assemble them.

The look I've gone for is something quite whimsical and romantic... I hope the bride, and all the recipients appreciate my efforts!

Pillow boxes in small and large, finish natural
Gift tags, natural colour
Tissue paper in light pink and white
Ivory Ribbon in 6 and 9mm
Ivory Burplap string
Doilies, various styles and sizes
Metallic Ivory Pearl Fimo clay- made into roses
Brooch pin backs
Japanese Washi masking tape (not shown)
Moo Stickers made saying: 'thank you' and a flower

Watch this space for the final look.

Monday, 13 August 2012

A Peachy Commission

The brief for this commission is for a peach colour necklace, fairly large beads and approx 28" long.

The design I have chosen is a Shamballa style using 12mm round beautiful Peach Jade with Carnelian beads as an accent. The cord that I've used for this is a copper metallic braided waxed cotton cord. The great feature about this style is that it can be worn at various lengths from 24 - 30" long. It's the first Shamballa style necklace that I've made and I really love having the versatility of varying lengths so I'm sure it won't be the last!