Textile Jewellery

 

This piece is a lasso style necklace that I made a couple of years ago. It’s definitely a very unusual statement piece! I made it using wool, felt, crystal chips and ribbon. I think perhaps I was more adventurous then than I am now?

Hugs, Caz x

Salvaged Roses Necklace

I made this necklace this evening. I named it Salvaged Roses because the main piece is actually a broken cabochon that I’ve had lying around for ages. It is so pretty I wanted to salvage it somehow & this evening I figured out what I was going to do with it! I have sewn & glued it onto five layers of felt so the backing is very sturdy. Then I’ve simply slipped it onto a silver ball chain. What do you think?


*Now available here*

A Collection

I’m trying to get in to the habit of using my camera more. These shots are of the nature collection I have by the bed in my room. Shells, crystals and a conker… the one in Tom’s room has fir cones and feathers.

I have previously mentioned that I want to use more of my own photographs on my blog and I am thinking of making it a goal for the New Year. Have you started thinking of New Year goals yet? I’ve already come up with a few, I’ll be posting about them in December.

Using other peoples photographs on your blog is always a grey area. I think that most people are OK with it as long as you link back to them which is something I always try to do. However there are some out there who request that you ask permission first and others who do not want you to reproduce their work, both of these positions are fair enough! People often use photographs and don’t credit them at all which is  thoughtless. Since the subject of using photos has become a bit of a minefield & because I want to push myself artistically I have therefore reached the conclusion that using more and more of my own photographs is important to me and my integrity. 

How about you? Has blogging made you a better photographer?

Hugs, Caz x

Five Images

All recent shots of mine.


Shop Update

These two necklaces made it in to my shop today.
I’ve also added an About Charismagick page & a News & Updates page.

More pendants…

I’m kind of addicted to making these at the moment! I wanted to try something different with them this time though so initially I had a go at drawing something myself… the cat! simply hand drawn & coloured in with pencils & then I glued the plastic insert in to place. However I then got the urge to play with felt.. so I did! Layered felt with hand stitching & no inserts. Finally I thought it would be fun to glue in some multi-coloured wool that I have.. I quite like the effects, what do you think?

When I finish my Autumn wreath I’ll share a photo DIY of it with you although it probably won’t be ready until next week now… if only I didn’t have to go to work, ha ha!

Just thought I’d share this link with you… a gorgeous feather garland DIY. May have a go myself at some point!

PS. Don’t forget my other pendants are available to buy here.


The Girls

I am awaiting more materials (ie brass chains, more findings etc.) but may put these beauties onto my Big Cartel shop with red velvet ribbon as opposed to chains… any thoughts?



Botanical Pendants

The above one is a 1976 stamp featuring a Grandpa Dickson rose.


This one & the one below are from a postcard featuring ‘Embroidery’ by Dorris Kirlew, a watercolour artist from Brighton whom I believed passed away in 1998.

This one is from a 1976 Royal National Society envelope.


Another 1976 rose stamp.. this one is Rosa Mundi.


And this one is 1976 Sweet Briar stamp.

All of the 1976 stamp & the envelope are from a 1976 Centenary of the Royal National Rose Society envelope with four brand new issue stamps on it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of these as the stamps are the perfect size & the colours are gorgeous!

What do you think guys? Hopefully they will soon be available for you here.

The Bride

I didn’t take this picture but it sums up the bride perfectly… doesn’t Claire look absolutely gorgeous?!

The necklace she’s wearing is the one I made for her which I showed you here. Luckily the pearls matched exactly with the ones on her dress which was a sheer fluke as I hadn’t seen her dress beforehand!

I have some pearls left over so i may use some of the smaller ones to make her some earrings for her birthday in November.

Today’s The Day!!!!!!!!



Today my best friend is getting married!!!!!!!

Which means that I’m in Newquay, Cornwall, trying not to ruin my make up & signing the witness papers… exciting!

Above are the necklaces I made a couple of days ago.

These three are for the bridesmaids, as thank you gifts from the bride. The first one is a vintage fashion illustration from a 1977 book, the second is from a postcard & the final one is actually fabric with a ball of yarn motif on it.

I’m hoping to sell the others… every single other one was made using vintage stamps, who knew they had such cute designs?!