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Jewellery and quilting anyone ?

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Patricia

Patricia Report 24 Jan 2015 12:26

I make gemstone bead jewellery and sell some. Also quilting and general sewing.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2015 15:00

Shame you haven't had any replies Patricia. I am sure there must be some jewellery makers on here somewhere. I know of two on facebook but theya re no longer members here. My Grandson's wife also makes jewellery but she isn't on here either. If I only had the time I would love to have a go but with card making and scrap booking I daren't start another hobby.

Quilting too is a grat hobby and I have seen some wonderful examples of quilts. again there used to be an Australian member on here who did quilting but she too is not longer a member. Keep trying though, you never know somebody might come forward.

Actually I do know of somebody I'll give her a nudge.

Annx

Annx Report 27 Jan 2015 23:01

How long have you been making jewellery Patricia? I go to a weekly class where we make beaded pieces and do some wirework, but have never used gemstones yet. I do like to watch jewellerymaker on the 665 channel and love some of the stones they sell like Labradorite.

I have sold a few pieces in the past at an exhibition, but nothing on a regular basis. Where do you sell yours?

Patricia

Patricia Report 28 Jan 2015 17:48

I've been making it on and off for a long time. Mostly for myself and family. However I too have been watching JM and bought a couple of kits and also got inspiration from their designers. I've recently sold a few pieces on Facebook but I am stocking up to do a craft fair in the summer.

Annx

Annx Report 5 Feb 2015 19:05

That's a good idea Patricia. You need quite a few pieces for a stall at a fair. I hope to do the same when I have accumulated enough. My sister seems to have given a home to quite a few of mine up to now!!

We are using chain with leather and beads this week at class. The leather and chain seems to be an 'in' thing at the moment.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Feb 2015 15:12

Ann your photos are on the craft blog.

JPK

JPK Report 5 Jul 2015 19:53

Hi,
I am a quilter patch worker and beader I enjoy all three to different standards I have recently got into bead embroidery and am really enjoying that. I haven't done wire work yet. Trying to conquer peyote at the minute.

Joan

Annx

Annx Report 2 Aug 2015 20:24

Me too Joan.........trying to conquer peyote that is! :-) I have a lovely pattern for a peyote ruffle and just need to check I have all the beads I need.

I've done some wirework. Things like herringbone weave earrings (saw on youtube!) Also some wire caged beads and some wire and bead candle holders that were pretty and I did a tiara and fascinator day class that was good. I've not tried bead embroidery though, except a bit on some flowers on a felted bag I made.

JPK

JPK Report 18 Sep 2015 16:38

Hi
Bead embroidery is addictive ad almost any design can be beaded give it a go.Still finding the first two rows of peyote hard I'm ok once I've done those!! Have you tried any of the Christmas kits from Spellbound?

Joan

Annx

Annx Report 18 Sep 2015 17:52

No I haven't Joan although I have bought 3 of their necklace kits. I usually take one away on holiday with me to do when I get bored with tv or reading at night. I must have a look at their website and see if they show the Christmas kits. :-)

I have managed to conquer the straightforward even peyote I think and done about a third of a necklace that was in a magazine. Mind you, I found it easier to follow the pictures than read the pattern! I'm doing a day class in a few weeks where we are doing peyote flowers including poppies so I'm looking forward to seeing how I get on there.