Tag Archives: brooches

Stuff I’m working on


I made these medals this week. After asking for feedback on Crafteroo I’ve decided they are a bit too big, so will be looking at smaller “medal” and thinner ribbon combinations because I think the proportion is just right. Also looking at a better way of attaching the ribbon, and after suggestions I think kilt pins are the way to go! I have a couple more designs up my sleeve too.


I also made this belt with a swirly resin buckle. I’ve decided to stitch the next one differently (I’ve ordered some plain fabrics) and also I invested in some denim strength needles for my sewing machine as things got a little hardgoing at times! I’ll be making buckles to sell alongside the buttons in my shop.


Also I blogged previously about the colour core bracelets. Whilst I have been busy with orders (an amazing thing considering it is January) I have managed to finish one of them which is now for sale!


Custom orders have been really popular and today I finished this bangle for textile designer Aisling Law using pieces of her canvas inside. I think it came out really nicely!


And here’s a peek at other stuff in the works, I have a couple of wholesale orders and a few fairs coming up so it’s a case of catching up with the inventory too, and I also want to use my new power tools to make rings out of pool balls and also get a set of boot bracelets completed and up for sale soon so I’d better take some deep breaths and break out the sandpaper!

Spotlight on… Cherish Me

I saw these brooches whilst browsing through Folksy from http://cherishme.folksy.com and this girl share my love of Liberty fabric! I particularly like the animals and her packaging is pretty and sophisticated too!

Spotlight on… Akka Design

I discovered a relatively new Etsy shop in a treasury the other day and I like 🙂 Akka Design (http://akkadesign.etsy.com) is relatively local, based in Dublin. I love all of the colours!

Moss cabochon update!

I had a play with the moss cabs that I made, and could turn them into little biorb-esque pieces if I drilled close to the edge. The 1.5mm drill bit worked a dream, so this is what I came up with! Very pleased with the earrings, not sure about the bracelet, I think it needs something more adding, any ideas?

Not sure about the brooches, but will take them along to Remade anyway, and I’m also selling the cabochons singlely for other people’s craft use, I’m thinking £1 each.

Also my book is back up to full RRP as the offer finished yesterday, but it is very close to completion now, and may even be ready before the stated dates!

Spotlight on… Red Suede Kitten

I saw this shop (http://RedSuedeKitten.etsy.com) whilst browsing through the Etsy forums today. She’s quite new to the site, and is looking for her first sale *hint*. I love the tactility (is that a word?) of felt jewellery, and the use of colours and irregular circles in her work, it’s so fresh and modern! I need to save up for a bracelet (see middle pic)!