Tatty Twinkles & Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms

Tatty Twinkles plaque with Lavish Bloom Poppy

Had a play yesterday with my Tatty Twinkle stamps, a little plaque decorated with a Tattered Lace Lavish Bloom Poppy, Tattered Lace Lavish Leaves, Tattered Lace Double Delight die from Issue 2 of the Tattered Lace magazine, plus a few flat back hearts and the text was created with a Dymo labelmaker.

Finished off a couple of pieces of jewellery using the fabric flowers I made a few days ago with my Tattered Lace Blooms. The ring is definitely a bold piece, roughly 3″, and little more subdued a trio of roses brooch.

Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms – Fabric Ring

Trio of Roses Fabric Brooch, Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms

Don’t forget to enter my blog giveaway, simply follow the instructions on my earlier post Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms giveaway and you could win a full set of the dies. For more chances to win the dies checkout the rest of the Tattered Lace challenge Design Team blogs too, you can find them over on the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog

 

 

 

 

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BD-i Tiaramaking February Design Challenge

 

Been busy, busy, with the February Design Challenge from BD-i Tiaramaking. Struggling with the camera work but didn’t struggle to get inspiration for my jewellery designs from the beautiful beads. I made a jewellery set in silver and red, using the bicones, diamanté rondelle spacers and clear/AB rondelles, all from the pack the only additions are the wire & findings. As I said I’m struggling with the camera work and sadly it doesn’t show the wonderful sparkle from the diamanté rondelle spacers and the clear/AB rondelles, they really do catch the light and twinkle.

 

My next designs are a ring and a handbag charm, using the red seed beads from the pack plus wire and findings from my stash. The ring is adjustable and quite a simple make but I think it’s an eye catching design, just love, love, love red & gold together 🙂

I’ve a couple more makes to upload, hopefully I’ll have more success with my photos!!!!

Make sure you check out the BD-I Tiaramaking blog for full details of the design challenge and I look forward to seeing your designs.

Wire wrap charm ring

 

More from the BD-i Tiaramaking design team pack, this time a wire wrap ring using the 0.6mm silver plated wire and various beads from the BD-i bead range. These are very simple to make you take a generous piece of wire and find the centre and make a loop, then make loops on each side of the centre loop, place onto a ring mandrel and wrap around the mandrel so the wires are top and bottom of the loops and repeat,remove from the mandrel keeping the wires flat and in order and wrap the remaining wire on each side around the wire bands to create the ring shank. Using headpins or wire, slide on a bead(s) and create a loop before finishing the wrapped loop, slip onto one of the ring loops and then finished the wrapped loop. Add as many wrapped beads to the ring as you like 🙂

Wire Wrap Ring

 

A ring made following a tutorial on the JM Wire Rings DVD featuring Louise Jakobsen, be prepared for a variety of wire rings in future posts from the DVD. I made the ring too big initially but managed to fix it by wire wrapping the entire bail with 0.4mm wire, phew!!!