Sunday, 17 May 2009

Hand made

It has been a while since my last post. Last week I completed my handmade gift for the next person on my hand made list...here is what I made for Carol...

This is an eclipse tin covered in beads and little embellishments. I have painted over everything with light gold Jo Sonja paint then added three different coloured iridescent (Jo Sonja's) paints randomly over the base colour. I have drilled a small hole in the lid and threaded wire through to hold a bead in place. Lastly I added another embellishment, glued in a tiny gem, and added gold embossing , which I have stamped into , just to create a little more texture and interest. And very last I have sprayed the whole thing with two coats of lacquer to ensure everything stays where it was put!!

...and...

...as a thank you to Carol for the gorgeous gift she sent me...see it HERE I unleashed my jewelry making tools, and skills...which are somewhat limited, and tried hard to make a bracelet. My inspiration come from the beautiful Jewelry Renate made for me. See it HERE.

Tonight our boys are away, hunting. . . no surprises there! This afternoon we went to town to pick Aimee up and to bring her home for the weekend, and we ended up buying a new tele...Camden ( our youngest) will be beside himself with joy when he sees it...Camden is a real television fan!!

I will be back tomorrow, for now it is time I was in my bed. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. xx

5 comments:

Marie said...

These are both Fantastic Sonya!! She'll love them, I'm sure!

Axel....{Carol} said...

Thank you so much i love my gift,i couldn't put the tin down for ages lol I keeped looking at it and i love the fell of it.I wore the bracelet already and got lovely comments about it,i cant wear it to work or it will get ruined,i have a very physical job,but i took it in and showed the girls,I fell very spoiled,you have such a talent for craft,thanks again Sonia your such a sweetie :)

Lyn S said...

Both pieces are just stunning Sonya! Whadya mean by limited jewellery making skills.......the bracelet is just gorgeous!

Rose said...

WOW!! they are both fantastic!! she will love them :D

Annasmama said...

Wow, gorgeous gifts, fabulous!!!
Hugs, Renate

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