Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Old Woolen Mill

I live near an old woolen mill, which sadly has fallen into ruins. A new housing estate has been built around the ruins of the mill, but it does not really enhance it. I love takeing photos of the old crumbling buildings that are still standing. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Setting Sun

It is half way through autumn now so the nice weather is slowly dissapearing. This may be one of the last stunning sunsets I saw as the sun sank into the ocean. Just look and the cloud formations and all the intense colours! 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Baubles and Hearts

This is one of my favourite necklaces. I love the combination of the heart charm with the crystals and pearls. It is very simple to make. Here's how:

You will need;
Chain the length of what you want,
Head pins
Jump rings
Bead caps
Crystals and pearls.

Thread a bead cap and a bead onto a head pin. Cut off part of the pin leaving about 1.5cm. Use round nose pliers to make a loop. Make a few of these.

Tread the charms onto the jump rings. Then tread the whole lot onto the chain in what ever order until you are happy with the thickness. 

Attach the clasp using jump rings. Tread another bead onto a head pin and attach next to clasp. This makes the back of the necklace look nice if you are wearing your hair up.

Here is another cameo necklace I made.