Dragonfodder Jewellery

Dragonfodder Jewellery

Monday, October 17, 2011


I'm continuing to insert images of the jewellery that I've been making. I love making beaded jewellery. Just sitting in front of the boxes of beads or a particular focal that I've decided to base a design on, calms me immensely. Some of the beads are lamp work, some are beads from India, some are sea glass and some semi-precious stones or pearls. I think the beads that I love the most are those with  intricate designs or perhaps special one off ceramics. Although, I also love beads from West Africa, millefiori trade beads or recycled glass beads from Ghana. In fact I just love beads. Focals form an important part of my necklaces and I love hand crafted focals or found objects, such as sea shells or old keys. A lot of my creations I keep for myself. Some are just too difficult to market .Although I know I have more than needed or will possibly ever wear with any regularity.

This necklace was made based on a necklace my sister Lindy was wearing. I didn't get a really good look at Lindy's necklace, so this is my interpretation. I've used ceramic beads and clear glass nuggets, glass pearls, silver metal links and have tied the pendant on with a piece of found ribbon. 
My sister inlaw Sylvia is after a longish necklace. She wanted one that I'd made that she'd seen previously. That necklace has been sold. My jewellery is almost always one off pieces as I don't buy the beads etc in large quantities. The rose pendant was made by Bevan from recycled aluminium. There are roses carved from shell, shell oval discs, shell triangles, small shell nuggets, clear seed beads, clear faceted Czech glass beads and lovely wonky stick pearls.
1. This necklace evolved around the resin bezel. I used a picture by Likie, these pictures are small and published in a local weekly magazine. You will note that some of the resin got under the picture. The bezel is concave. I used shell discs and squares. Grey stick pearls and a grape colour double pearls. The pale pink glass beads are faceted Czech glass.

There is quite a demand for bracelets and I don't make that many. These have been made especially for sale in Joce's salon. I can't get the type to go opposite the pic, so I've now resorted to numbering them for ease of reference. No 2, I've used torquise and glass beads with silver metal charms. No 3, large clear glass discs, glass and metal separators and a chain made from separators. No 4, contains potato pearls, lapis lazuli and sodalite. With lots of separators and charms.




I made these two multi coloured button necklaces for myself. They are really long and loop twice easily. I've already had orders for more.

This bracelet I'd seen on someones arm at Issabella's. Joce was not keen that I asked for a closer look, so who knows if this is the same. I put the picture in the resined bezel link. The clear glass disc like beads were purchased from House of Beads and are a result of a underprivileged community project.

Another take on a button necklace. I just loved the colour of these large buttons. Note the little heart and flower button at the clasp.

This girlish necklace started because of the little pink heart bead and developed from there. I've used different glass beads from my stash. The heart pendant was made by Bevan from recycled aluminium. Even the clasp is a heart.

I've had the big bead that I've used for the pendant for ages. Not the easiest colour combination. The square beads with the swirl, I've also had forever. Some of the glass beads are from those lucky packet type selections and the orange faceted glass beads are beautiful and were quite pricy.

Well this blog has nearly taken me 3 hours to complete. I've already got two more pieces completed but they have to be for another day. This week is going to be busy, what with getting organised for our camping break in the Kruger National Park.

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