by gwen harlow

Posts Tagged "jewelry"

Recommendation: Genevieve Motley jewelry

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in love, wishlist | 4 comments

South African jewelry designer Genevieve Motley makes the most lovely, unique pieces you can imagine. Very economically priced, too. I won this fantastic necklace and have received many compliments on it over the past few days.

June 30: Genevieve Motley necklace

Head on over to her shop at genmotley.etsy.com.

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Recommended: Sea Glass Designs

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in love | 0 comments

Rita in Nova Scotia has the best luck in her sea glass-hunting excursions — check out these lovelies …

found

… which she turns into the most exquisite statement pieces. Have you ever seen such a big piece of red sea glass?

red

There’s beautiful pink depression glass …

pink

…and a sweet sea creature …

sea creature

… and the most delicate piece of flowered sea pottery …

rooster

you can see more and buy some at Sea Glass Designs on etsy.

All photos and jewelry © Rita Laidlaw of Sea Glass Designs

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My creative space: summer bracelets

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in craft | 4 comments

I’ve been making more charm bracelets this week. They’re a little lighter — you might say summer weight :]

I put a couple up on my etsy

Je t'aime Paris Eiffel Tower charm bracelet

Je t’aime Paris Eiffel Tower charm bracelet

Little pink elephant charm bracelet

Little pink elephant charm bracelet

[my creative space]

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My creative space

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in craft, meme | 2 comments

It’s my creative space day! It’s been a little while since I participated…

I’ve been working on jewelry. Still. Always. I should take a photo of my stockpile of things I can’t seem to get around to photographing, much less posting on etsy. It’s just ridiculous.

I did photograph these. Two weeks ago and I am just getting around to editing. The first two, I just listed, you can find them at gwen.etsy.com. The 3rd and 4th, well, I *intend* to list them but who knows if that will ever happen. The last, I made for myself. I am quite pleased with it.

Blue charm bracelet

Tropical flower earrings

Strawberry garden bracelet

Some kind of gemstone, I forget which but it's got a purty glow

Muertos fiesta necklace -- mine!

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More flower tutorials

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in craft, photo | 0 comments

I’ve been gathering a few more flower tutorials:

Zucchini and Me: Knitted flowers for dummies
CRAFT: Easy Ribbon Rosettes
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff: Zipper flowers
Mary Janes & Galoshes: Roses or Peonys and Petals
100 Layer Cake: DIY fabric flowers by Michonne
lilyella: Fabric Rosettes

BONUS — not a flower how-to but it includes flowers and is super cute and springish:
Joli Paquet: A Lark’s Tale Cuff

Yellow with bokeh

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New Jumble Necklaces on etsy

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in craft, photo | 0 comments

I showed you my yellow Jumble necklace yesterday, today I listed three other Jumble necklaces on gwen.etsy.com for you all to have. I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

Under the Sea Jumble necklace

Queen of Hearts Jumble necklace

Teal or Turquoise? Jumble necklace

and this was the first one I made, which has been snapped up already:

Brass bow Jumble necklace

This morning I saw the Mademoiselle Anna necklace by Thé Dansant and the similar pendant there surprised me. I don’t know why I would be so, people have been hanging beads from bows forever and pink is lovely with brass and that is that. It’s just funny having had the same idea as someone across the world…it is such a small one sometimes.

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Yellow jumble necklace

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 in craft, photo | 4 comments

Yellow jumble

I’ve been making these collage-y necklaces trying to use up some of the random bits and bobs I’ve had hanging around. I made a pinky-brown one first, that Jessica claimed. This was the second, which is mine.

: : : for My Creative Space on kootoyoo

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New on my etsy

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in craft, photo | 0 comments

Two new listings on my etsy!

Juicy Fruit necklace

Juicy fruits necklace

Retro Spring earrings

Retro spring earrings

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new in le shoppe

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in craft, photo | 6 comments

I finally got around to taking some photos and listing some new stuff in my etsy shop. Everything’s all about spring now, even though no one told our weather ;]

The Birds and the Leaves bird's nest necklace

Wild Hearts necklace

The Birds and the Leaves earrings

my creative space this week

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Flower tutorials

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in craft | 0 comments

How About Orange has a great post of How to make flowery things links just in time for spring [ohpleaseohpleaseohplease come soon!], which reminded me of my own backlog of accessorizing to-dos:

Happy Find: Fabric flowers [check out her amazing flowery pincushions, they are unbearably cute]
dozi: Paper flowers
Hat Diva: Silk flowers [includes dying tutorial]
Swirlydoos: Burnt Organza Flowers
Burdastyle: Flowers for dress/skirt

eta! Totally Tutorials: How to make fabric roses, peonies and poppies

And if you like the peony clips tutorial Jessica linked, check out the following books, they both have tons of how-tos on all kinds of flowers using a variety of materials:

Making Flowers in Paper, Fabric and Ribbon by Steve and Megumi Biddle – buy used
A Passion for Ribbonry by Camela Nitschke – buy used

A few flowery things I’ve made
I’ve added some brief descriptions, they’re all pretty straight-ahead, but feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Craft night: hair bobs! #1 Bird

Hair clip: Layers of various silk flowers glue gunned then attached to clip

Button & lace pin #1

Brooch: Old lace sewn into a round with vintage button on pin backing

Gwen, fall

Necklace: Layers of silk flowers speared with a bead on a headpin through the middle and attached to old costume pearls

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It’s super-craft day!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in craft | 2 comments

It’s super-craft day!

A lot of this going on today with a client call and some housework in between. In a bit I have weekly coffee with J., when we sit around working and talking and eating and drinking, then this evening is the first craft night of the new year at Julie’s, the best café ever.* You should pop by.

Starting February 4th, Julie’s will be open later on Thursdays for you to get your craft on.
KNIT, SEW, BEAD, WRITE, DRAW…
DO whatever it is you do, and do it with friends at Julie’s.
Inspire and support each other on getting your projects done!
(The kitchen will close at 7pm, but drinks and baked goods will be available all night.)

I keep thinking about sewing and felt but I’ll probably stick to jewelry. This is a necklace I made a couple weeks ago, I am feeling a strong affinity for flowers right now.

Red flowers, pink ladybirds and grey leaves

[for my creative space thursday]

* As long as we’re talking about the 3/50 project, I’d also like to send a special shout-out to Ark chinese restaurant — some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had — and Raja Market [née Bonfare, where they now have several aisles of Indian spices and foods].

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January 16: Travel bracelet #1

Posted by on Jan 16, 2010 in craft, photo | 0 comments

January 16: Travel bracelet #1

I made this last weekend at a craft day from vintage beads I got at the antiques fair.

Limca is available at Raja Market in Neptune Plaza.

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