The girls had also agreed to run a kids workshop making bracelets with pipe-cleaners and beads, so I did a stint at that too. I sold a few pieces of jewellery, and gave out lots of cards, so there may be some follow-up from those. The weather held too, which was great - several people there told me how this time last year the park where it's held was distinctly waterlogged - I'm very glad the same scenario was not repeated this time around :o) I've been feeling totally knackered this week at work but it was definitely worth it.
Becasue of the festival I had a big push last week to make up some pieces that have been going round in my head for a while. The first two pictures are of bracelet and matching earrings made with another set of Caroline's beads, some glass pearls, glass discs and some swarovski crystal hearts and butterflies - very girlie ;0)
I had a couple of amazonite with pyrite / tourmaline inclusions left and decided to make one of them into this bracelet, the cubes are amazonite, the rondelles pyrite and the little pillows are labradorite (one of my fave stones). I just love the colours in this one - I've called it From Grey Skies to Blue :)
The last two pieces, a bracelet and a necklace both use some freshwater pearl nuggets. The bracelet focal bead is coffee bean jasper, which has some great markings. I've used vintage rose Swarovski crystals, garnet rondelles and African opals along with the pearls.
This necklace is freshwater pearls with blue goldstone rondelles and Thai silver. I like how this one has turned out, quite chunky :)