Saturday, 29 March 2008

An Apple a Day

Carnelian and white onyx bracelet with apple toggle

Yesterday I wrote a craft challenge on the Mumsnet Arts and Crafts blog and this morning I made this bracelet. My inspiration for the challenge is Emily at The Black Apple. Her artwork and dolls, are brilliant, but beyond that I think that she in herself is a brilliant person, her blog is witty, amusing, incredibly talented, and inspiring. Recently I bought my first Black Apple print, the fern print, technically it was a present for M's birthday but that's just an excuse because I really wanted one of Emily's beautiful prints.
I had ordered the silver plated apple toggle clasp from a shop on etsy and all I could think about was how cute it was, and that it made me think of the black apple (aside from it being silver that is) I considered pairing the clasp with some onyx beads but then I took inspiration from the little red and white toadstools in the print and dug out red carnelian and white onyx beads.


close up of the apple toggle

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nephrite jade and black agate bracelet

Sunday Morning crafting-

As I had another apple toggle clasp I decided to make a green jade bracelet, but as I didn't have quite as many jade beads left as I thought it is now jade and black agate. It looks really nice on my wrist and I'm very tempted to keep it for myself and dig out a green t-shirt that has gone AWOL in the closet, Aside from the green Halloween t-shirt that says "wicked" across the front in gothic script...hmmm nah I'm not that cool to get away with that. ;o)

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5 comments:

tillyboo said...

This is lovely .. My dear Uncle had an Orchard and I just adore apple trees and apples ...

The clasp is fab !

You'll see them pop up in my new designs soon.

Frizbe said...

Tis very nice, will check out the Black Apple blog when I get a sec too.

Miaou said...

Love the apple toggle! I always think it's the little details that make a piece go from pretty to really special :-)

Katy said...

They are both lovely. I love Emily's work too - Grace bought me the paper dolls for my birthday.

Gina said...

Gogeous jewellery, love the apple toggles! I live an in apple growing community and they would go very well here!
Yummy recipes here too, will be back again soon :O)