Safety Pin Earrings

Safety Pin Earrings

Safety pins possess good qualities as material for jewellery, being shiny, delicate and easy to come by.  In my endeavours to live a more artisan lifestyle, I gathered some beads and bits and pieces to make myself a few pairs of earrings.  (I have just about no...
Button Thread Bracelets – DIY

Button Thread Bracelets – DIY

Finally!  The tutorials are up for these button bracelets.  They are a fun, quick project and a good way to use up a leftover buttons and crochet cottons.  I’ve  shown a few variations of colour and techniques.  Mostly, I’ve used crochet cotton like...
Batch Satisfaction

Batch Satisfaction

There’s something immensely satisfying for a handcrafter – to see a huge batch of their handwork all together.   This is the feeling I had yesterday just before taking another load of vintage brooches to the KZNSA art gallery Buzzart Christmas Fair.  ...
Textile Pendants

Textile Pendants

A new range of textile jewelry has been in the making –  Rescued pieces of  vintage embroidery have been mounted as pendants and framed and hung with a delicate cord of twisted cotton  I love the fact that beautiful handwork on stained or forgotten linen pieces...
Cords – Rainbow Tinted Coils

Cords – Rainbow Tinted Coils

I have a copy of Elizabeth Glasier Foster’s book – Embroidery and Design in the New Stitchery, published in 1926.  Included in this volume is a chapter on making the most interesting cords. Her colourful encouragement lights up the black and white pages...