Tuesday, 10 March 2009

My crimps are now failsafe!

First chance I've had to write on my blog since I went to an Amy Surman workshop on Sunday. Although I've been making jewellery for a while (predominantly wire & beads) a friend was keen to go to a workshop so we went along to a beads & stringing one. 5 hours to spend making jewellery, getting excited about beads, and finally learning how to use my crimp pliers properly...my one aim for the day.

I'm a bit of a prolific crafter compared to my friend. She'll take 2 hours to perfect something (she's even worse with card making than beading!), compared to me being really quick to decide on colours, shape, pattern. So I managed to make 3 necklaces, one pendant, a bracelet and a couple of dangles to add to earring wires I have at home. But I'm so pleased that I've been using the correct wire for my jewellery (thanks to all the internet research I do, plus all the magazines I read), and I can now crimp perfectly each time.
Needless to say we both got carried away with the beads that we wanted to use. It is great to be able to decide what you're going to make then choose precisely the number of beads you want to use, rather than what I usually do online and in shops - see nice beads, buy them, then have to think afterwards of what I want to do with them. Ends up being very expensive.

So very pleased with my makes and have lots more ideas on what I can use my beads in my supplies for.


  1. Lovely beach/sea combos on the first one,
    and YAAAAYYYY on the crimping!
    Nic x

  2. Well done with everything... these are just gorgeous! I love them Sarah x