Dragonfodder Jewellery

Dragonfodder Jewellery

Monday, August 25, 2014


iv'e noticed on some of the more popular blogs, that every now and again the blogger complains about unkind comments. is it a result of over sharing? 

anyway here goes.

at last there is an arts and craft market near to where we live. i've been invited to visit before but couldn't work out where the market could be. after my second invite, i made the effort on a sunday morning and was pleasantly surprised. there was not very much art, but some very enterprising stores. pictured are the rather casual seating arrangements. i was sure that once i was seated, getting up was not going to be an elegant affair. i'm toying with the idea of applying to have a stall there. hmmm, but i'm lazy.


i don't often make earrings to sell, as i don't get many takers. anyway i managed to get some sterling silver ear hooks and i've given it a bash again.

i've had these ovals forever.
these earrings have polymer clay beads made by my friend Makkie.
these are porcelain beads.
not really my style but the czech glass and crystals are so sparkly.
more polymer clay beads by Makkie.
beautiful czech glass rocailles.
a mix of indian glass beads, ethiopian silver and brass jump rings.
delicate porcelain beads on migleo french wire hooks.
red african amber, paper disc beads and ethiopian silver.
african amber, disc paper beads and ethiopian silver.
huge square frames and glass bicones.
stunning oval moonstones.
faceted glass and heaps of spacers.
my extreme earrings. so boho or exotic that they had to be mine.

another one of of favourite creations. a wrap bracelet incorporating lots of different and peculiar beads, bindings, charms, buttons and cloth.

go kart racing at Liam's school on a saturday morning. Liam being pushed by his class mates and then cheering the next team on.

above and below, more attempts with polymer clay. what's in my minds eye is still not happening, but we'll persevere.

some beads which i'd ordered from Lima beads. i always buy beads by Gaea and seem to hang onto them for ages. probably because they cost me so much.
these are heavy, the black heart shaped flat beads are glass. with them, the faceted glass bead, silver metal and brass spacers and jump rings, these are not earrings to wear all day.
i'm very pleased with this bracelet. iv'e had the resin carved chinese looking beads for ages. iv'e combined them with painted wood beads and leather. the disk attached to the leather is actually a scrap booking accessory.
i would have loved to do this bracelet in gemstones but didn't have enough of any one kind. so we have glass beads and smokey coloured quartz glass chips. it sold the day it went into the shop.
chalky pastel clay and pony beads for this spring bracelet.
an interlinked bracelet of glass fired cream beads, hand painted porcelain beads and mint green rondailles.
beautiful clear glass nuggets with raw wood and a dark brown glass fired bead.
inspired by the black and amethyst coloured kasmiri bead. faceted amethyst coloured beads and black bevelled squares.
sunny orange, tangerine, red and chocolate czech rondailles, separated with silver metal curved tubes.
more extreme earrings, at least three bead caps, some dangles and shiny discs.
even more extreme. 6 bead caps in total, faceted coloured agate, hand painted porcelain, faceted glass, glass flowers and blue glass bicones. iv'e kept these as i don't there are too many people out there that would wear different coloured earrings.
there is a first for everyone. i was putting stock out at one of my outlets and spoke to man who needed his mother's rosary repaired. the shop was not keen, so i offered to do it for him. unfortunately some of his beads were missing. so i included gold coloured freshwater pearls and some mother of pearl round beads. he was very pleased with the outcome. so was i, to such an extent, that i want to make myself a rosary. i'm now keeping an eye out for a suitable crucifix and mary.

my mom kept telling me she was bored, but with the dementia, she is no longer able to knit anything with a pattern. i thought squares would be the answer. i bought mom some yarn but we soon realised that even this was difficult for her. some days she just can't remember how. my sister Lindy suggested that everyone in the family knit a square or two with a prayer. above is the completed blanket.
Liam reclining on Rebecca his pug, watching bbc children's channel, on a chilly afternoon.
awesome, yarn bombing at a monument in our city. the blankets were donated to charities.
i love this look. i'm going to have to try this.

more soon i hope.


  1. Wow, lots of eye candy, Jennifer :) It was great of you to repair the rosary; if you need crucifix and center parts and can't get any locally, this Etsy shop has a great variety and I know they ship worldwide:


    The idea of the blanket is very touching and sure to bring blessings :)