Monday, December 6, 2010

Continuing the Bohemian theme

We're in the process of organising a fund raising art and jewellery exhibition and sale at work for April next year, the proceeds of which will go towards purchasing of instrument for medical diagnostic work in our hospital. Anyhow, I have started making things for this purpose. Since I've bought some brass stampings and filigree pieces recently, thought I would incorporate them into my creations. I coloured the stampings with Gilder's pastes and really loved how they turned out. As these are for sale, I tried not to go over the top, and kept them relatively simple and wearable. Each necklace has its own matching earrings which I plan to sell as a set. The necklaces are actually longer than shown in the photos. I had to tuck them up at the back to make them fit the display busts. A couple of the rings were made from the "sparkly wheels" pattern in a recent issue of Beadwork, and the Guilder's paste and some of the stampings were from Brenda Sue from B'Sue Boutique.


  1. Hi Caroline! I wanted to thank you so much for the gift on your blog, I'm sorry that I'm just now getting around to leaving you a note. It's been super busy around here, and for some reason, I couldn't leave you a comment on your previous post. Your work is gorgeous and I've always been such a huge fan. Thanks so much for mentioning me and for your beautiful comments, it meant a lot coming from you. Thanks!

  2. I was just looking these on the Beading Forum but thought I'd comment here too... wow these are just amazing... I'd certainly buy all 3 in a heartbeat! Absolutely stunning Caroline.

    I am sure with pieces like this you are going to raise lots of money for your fundraiser. Good luck!


  3. Hi Marcie, you're very welcome. Your work is outstanding, and you deserve all the recognition and success you get. I'm sorry to read about the problems you've had with your tutorial being copied and passed around for free. I couldn't believe someone would do such a horrible thing. Hope you have resolved the issue with the person involved. Thanks for your comments too, and have a great day!

  4. Hi Karyn, thanks for your positive feedback M8. Much appreciated. :)

  5. Hello Caroline, nice to meet you I just got my newsletter from Brenda Sue where she shared some of your jewellery with us, so I had to take a look at your blog.
    What beautiful work you do really stunning and so intricate I love it!
    All the best with your fundraiser.

  6. Hi Jackie, nice to "meet" you too. :) Thanks for your lovely comments. Yes B'Sue has been very kind and featured my jewellery in her newsletter. I'm so thrilled about that! :)

  7. Hello,dear Caroline!
    You made real unique jewelry, amazing,beautiful
    and.... I have not enough words to describe
    your creative potential.
    Thank you very much for showing.
    Happy beading and kind regards from Lower-Austria:
    Uli Jez

  8. Thank you for your kind comments, Uli. Are you from Austria? I've been there a couple of times and absolutely loved it. It has to be one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world, I reckon. Just visited your blog too - your beadwork is gorgeous! Anyhow, thanks again for dropping by! :)

  9. Superbe creatii !
    Happy Holidays!
    Sarbatori fericite !

  10. Thanks for your comments, Florentina, and Happy New Year to you too.:)

  11. All your work is wonderful,I love it!!!
    Best wisches from Poland:)

  12. Absolutely great, I love the colors and design. Very wonderful bead work. Best wishes from Germany, Ruth

  13. Thank you both very much, Arkadia and Ruth. Isn't the internet great? People from all over the world can now join in spirits and share their art instantly. Best wishes to you too, from Australia. :)