As I have made a few pieces of jewellery in the run up to Christmas, I thought I'd create some montages for your perusal. From the top: a polymer clay and macrame bracelet, made for someone called Robert (you probably realised that!), to replace one his girlfriend had bought him from Turkey and which he'd subsequently lost. Chris made the polymer clay beads (very cleverly) and I added the macrame. Next is a bracelet that I made for my best friend in Canada, using Botswana Agate and labradorite. Under that is one I made for her daughter, our god-daughter, using pink banded agate and black rutile quartz. The brightly coloured one was for a colleague at work's son, who just wanted bright colours but no beads.
The next photo montage shows a Tiger's Eye bracelet made for a friend who is visiting from London, and then the two finished polymer clay pendants, one with a glitter bead, made for Mum. The final photo shows a red wood bead bracelet set to a friend who lives in South Africa.
I also made a little something for me, using polymer clay and glitter. I was SO excited to find that there was a special glitter that could be used with the clay and couldn't wait to receive it and start playing. The beads were made out of scrap clay and then rolled in the glitter, baked and then varnished (so that the glitter will stay where I want it to). I made the earrings to match and wore them on Christmas Day (and I love them!). I predict that glitter will feature quite a lot in the jewellery I make in 2013. Here's to another creative year ahead.