Featured post

New Mandala Ring Dishes at Lottie Of London

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Polymer Clay Ribbon Necklace Comission

I missed last weeks Handmade Monday as I was busy working on a commission.

It was a replica of my turquoise and orange ribbon necklace made last year, I really like the colours on this necklace as they are so vibrant and the kaleidoscope cane used is one of my favourites and reminds me that I really need to make more of these canes if different styles, a blog post for the future.

Turquoise & Orange Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Turquoise & Orange Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
I also took the opportunity to finish off my Turquoise Rose Ribbon Necklace that has been waiting for completion for a while.

Turquoise Rose Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Turquoise Rose Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London

Turquoise Rose Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Turquoise Rose Ribbon Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London

Well that's all my makes for this week, why not pop on over to Handmade Monday and check out more great crafter's over on Handmade Harbours Handmade Monday

Monday, 15 July 2013

Treasury Tuesday A Trip to the Etsy Seaside

'A trip to the Etsy seaside ' by silverblossom

Created for British Emporia team and other talented Etsyians =)


Donkey Rides Greetings Card
$2

Rowing Boat, Shells, Standin...
$8

Beach artwork, seaside paint...
$35

Pirate Ship Pull Toy - Push ...
$28

Beach Hut Brooch - Polymer C...
$6

Little Zombie Scurvy Pirate ...
$9.99

Embroidery Sea Botanicals Ho...
$30

Green Sea Turtle Art Print
$12

Sea glass choker, necklace, ...
$23

Beach Hut Magnets Ceramic se...
$7.5

Sand Castle Post Earrings
$6

Blue summer beach earrings, ...
$7

Seaside crayons, childrens n...
$5.5

Sunny Blue beach hut and sea...
$1.5

Set of 5 Nautical Badges
$5.25

Silver Seashell Ring, Handma...
$23

Sea Urchin & Seashell Summer Beads & Jewellery

As we are enjoying our moment of sun over here in the UK, I haven't been doing much this weekend apart from trying to tan my legs, unfortunately without much success.

My Etsy shop has been doing very well since the beginning of July which has prompted me to get my clay out and make a couple of new pieces for the summer.

One of my favourite peices I made last year was my urchin themed necklaces, but this time I've decided to go a little bolder with the colour scheme.
 
Sea urchin beaded necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Sea urchin beaded necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
As you can see from one of last years pieces, I kept to quite natural tones for my colour palette with white, mint green and a soft beige.
Urchin colour palette from Design Seeds
Urchin colour palette from Design Seeds
This time I've decided to go a little bolder with the colour theme.  I've used a palette created by Design Seeds, its a fabulous website offering a vast collection of beautiful colour palettes created from themes, nature and seasons and is definitely worth a look and its perfect for colour inspirations.




So here's my seashell cane using an assortment of the colours mixed and combined a create a cane that will provide the main theme for my beads.

Polymer clay seashell cane by Lottie Of London
Polymer clay seashell cane by Lottie Of London

Unfortunately I didn't quite mix up enough of the colours for the palette and so I will only be able to create a few pieces, but here's a selection of the beads made with plans to create a chunky urchin necklace, beaded thong necklace and bracelet.  As mentioned due the enjoying the weather the necklaces have yet to be put together.

Seahell & urchin themed beads by Lottie Of London
Seahell & urchin themed beads by Lottie Of London

As I also recently started a collection of polymer clay rings and studs I decided to create some seashell themes for a summer collection.

Seashell ring and stud beads by Lottie Of London
Seashell ring and stud beads by Lottie Of London


I predict not much claying this week will be done, its quite diffucult claying in this heat as the clay can become quite soft and sticky if over worked, so I guess I'll have a little more time to tan my pasty legs.

This post is part of Handmade Monday don't forget to check out more great crafter's over on Handmade Harbours Handmade Monday


Monday, 1 July 2013

Beaded Necklaces and Birthday Celebrations

Its been a busy week just gone as we celebrated my husbands birthday mid week and had a fantastic BBQ hosted by our wonderful friends, thank you Ciara of  My Fussy Eater for hosting a brilliant party and to our aunt Marisa for the brilliant birthday cake.

So not much crafting has been going on this end though I did get to finish off two seed bead necklaces I had previously started and their perfect for summer, here's a look.

A seed bead multi strand necklace in turquoise & orange by Lottie Of London
A seed bead multi strand necklace in turquoise & orange by Lottie Of London

A black, white & red seed bead plaited necklace by Lottie Of London
A black, white & red seed bead plaited necklace by Lottie Of London


I have so many beads left over from my stash I'm trying to make an effort to use them.  So for now its back to work, have a great week everyone.

 This post is part of Handmade Monday don't forget to check out more great crafter's over on Handmade Harbours Handmade Monday