Viking Knit and how to rescue mistakes

I thought I would try doing Viking Knit again. It has been a while since I did this technique. I had forgotten how easy it is to do while watching television. I even was able to do it while attending my local jewellery making group, where we chat, eat cake and put the world to…

An Exciting Opportunity

You may have noticed that I haven’t written for a while. I have been spending this time following tutorials and learning new techniques. It is difficult to write a blog about my creative process when I am using others work to improve myself. Something exciting has happened to me recently, however, I am now part…

Pearl Knotting or Being Brave enough to change a previous creation

Over Christmas I lost my mojo. It’s amazing what can spark it again, this time it was adding a new extender chain on a pearl necklace for a customer. It brought back memories of when I went through a period of creating pearl necklaces, this was quite early on in my jewellery making journey. About…

Macrame and Pearls

I have had an idea now for over a year for a bracelet. I wanted to create it with pearls and white beading wire. In my mind, it would be a more high end version of my normal herringbone weave bracelets, like the one in the photo. It would be perfect for brides, and look…

Paracord, Paracord, and Paracord

I like making paracord bracelets, it’s like a quicker version of macrame because the cords are a lot bigger. Paracord or Paracute cord was originally used by US parachutes in WWII, it was used for the suspension lines. Once on the ground, the paratroopers tended to cut the lines to keep for future use. It…

Well, I’ve decided to desert my Blogger site and start here on WordPress. Hopefully I will have more luck with this site. So what have I been up to? The big thing has been learning metal stamping, a new skill for me, and getting permission from author Robert Rankin to use his quotes in my…