Because I want to tell you about my sale!!! 20% off everything in the store using coupon code "SAVE20" at checkout in my Etsy shop! This sale will run for the next 2 weeks, until October 15th! Get some early Holiday shopping done!
Oh, I'm in love with my new bracelets! Lot's of beautiful Japanese "Kimono" fabrics to choose from and dipping in my button stash for some beauties to complete the look. Lots of little details make these fun and super easy to wear!
Been working on this bracelet for over a year! (don't you hate when that happens, you just can't get it right and keep putting it aside?). Originally had the beautiful Japanese chirimen cord from Ornamentea strung on to bracelet memory wire with a filigree thingy on top. Didn't look right. The filigree kept flopping over to the side and something about the cord on the wire wasn't visually attractive. Think it was because the wire would sit on the side of the inner cord of the fabric!
Also had this button for a couple of months. I was going to use it in one of my beaded braided bracelets like the one below but I couldn't get the color match with beads quite right. The aqua blue was beautiful but didn't match any of my beads and the red had a slight orange tinge to it!
Well the two worlds collided by accident and I was soooooooo happy! Went to Ornamentea on Friday morning for Breakfast and Beads (my summertime weekly pleasure. one more Friday to go before back to work...so sad!!) and brainstormed with the girls and the lovely Tracey, who helped me with this idea!!! I LOVE YOU TRACEY!! :)
Came home and played some more and this is it so far. Still some tweeking to do with this one, but I am in love with it.
Here is another one that will go in the shop first:
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I was born in Chelsea, London, UK. My dad came up with my shop name. He called me his "Darling Girl". Oh, to be in England again one day!
I have enjoyed creating since I was a child. My first attempts at jewelry making were at the age of 15. Mostly hippie-style, funky pieces out of macrame, shells, bone and stone beads, and whatever "natural" things I could find. I found many other creative outlets in the following years but didn't realize how much pleasure designing and creating jewelry again gave me until about 4 years ago.
I am lucky to have numerous inspirations and crafty people surrounding me. I live in Raleigh, NC, where I am very lucky to have endless sources of creativity to tap into!
More to come later!