Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Jaded

toadstool- red and white jade

holly berries- red jade

turquoise and red jade


into the pink - deep pink jade and sterling silver clasp
A sample of the jewellery I have been making over the last few days. I think I may be addicted to those red jade beads, I don't even wear much red, I normally keep my colour choices in the bruised realm, purples, blacks, greys, and browns with the occasional green or teal thrown in. I need to order more beads though, as I have woefully run short of onyx and the last time I went to a bead shop they no longer had my favourite rounded square silver beads. I should be adding these to my etsy shop soon but I'm not holding out much hope as I haven't had a sale for ages on there, but you never know.
The jewellery is photographed on the title page for the sheet music Requiem by Johannes Brahms, I stained it with tea and was going to paint some blue birds on it but M says he wants it framed on the wall as it is. I have painted on a few of music sheets, one of which I gave away ages ago, the other was of some little houses and ghosts which I hated... well not so much hated but didn't like but the painting has grown on me and I like it now. I do that often though, make something and not like it then hide it away for months and forget about it.


Time to tuck H into bed.

thanks for popping by my blog.

14 comments:

Margy said...

I love the red and white toadstool bracelet and also the pink one.

Erin said...

love the turquoise and red jade...will it be for sale?
would love to purchase...
lovely, lovely bracelets :)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

great bracelets - love the turquoise and red jade together - perfect.

cloudhopping said...

Gorgeous colours!

jillytacy said...

I love the holly berries bracelet! And I liked your "bruised tones" description. I've never thought of purples and blacks that way and it made me laugh.
I tried painting on book pages this weekend. I'll have to take photos to show you. They're no where near as nice as yours but I enjoyed it.

annayama said...

Simply lovely bracelets. You really make beautiful jewellery Apryl. I also like all those embroideries you are doing too. Owe you an email. Will get onto it sometime today.

Marie said...

Your bracelets are beautiful. I love the pink jade with the double row of beads. Very pretty.

xMx

Apryl said...

wow.. that you everyone.. you are all lovely to say such lovely things about my jewellery!

that has totally made my day.. I'm buzzing now... thank you so much.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Of course I love the aqua and red one. I don't know why but that color combination is just my favorite at the moment.

Annie said...

Lovely work

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Suzanne Vaughan said...

Love the red ones Meri. Red is my FAVE colour!

Frizbe said...

I love those red beads :) you make gorgeous bracelets.

AnnieB said...

beautiful bracelets (as always) and I love your new way of photographing them...is really unusual and works brilliantly