Saturday, 18 February 2012

Some cuffs & brooches

In between the hail showers I took some pics of the cuffs & brooches I've been making this week.


The one on the right is a  request from a customer & I made a couple of bigger ones, one in the same fabric which will hopefully be in my Etsy shop soon & the top one in last weeks gauntlet fabric.



She wanted a couple of different shaped brooches, too.


Those are the 2 at the top, then I made a couple for the studio. I'll stitch the backs on while bonding with my boys (the DH & Youngest) while watching Day & Night. The preview looked silly but fun.....what more do you want in life after a hard day's work?


I decided to start another gauntlet in the sea green Neptune colors, just so Pam has choice. I like to give a bit of choice, just in case.....trying to please everybody all the time... huh. Oh & started another cuff, too.


Here's the finished gauntlet




I had a lovely card from my DH & put my engagement ring on for the day - we found it on February 14th 25 years ago in Portobello Road Market, London. It's wearing thin , the gold bit, so I don't wear it all the time, now. It's done well!  ;) Mine to him is left & he cut the heart shape out for me ;)


Look what I found in my compost bin - look away if you're squeemish!  I've nearly finished transferring one bin to another, exhausting work but it's got the juices flowing & I must start a plan of action in the garden, just a little at a time ;)



21 comments:

Gilli said...

Your gauntlet is so beautiful.

Julie said...

I agree, the gauntlet is fabulous. Great cuffs too!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love them all! We've just had through the post today a complimentary guide to Skye & Lochalsh gallery and studio trails via Clan Donald and I had to look and see if you were in and there you were! Suzy x

Jenxo said...

they are all lovely Emma....

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous cuff and I love the gauntlet.

NuminosityBeads said...

Superb work, Emma.
They all speak your style through and through!
xoxo Kim

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Gorgeous rich colored cuffs and broaches, so Emma! I bet your customer will love them. I love those worms, yeah compost working beautifully. Still to cold here for worms, which the duckies would love to devour. xox Corrine

Saturday Sequins said...

I love your cuffs and brooches! They're colorful and unique, and I've never seen anything like them before. :)

Have you ever considered adding beads to your work? If you're interested, I can point you to blogs of some great fabric and bead artists.

Also, have you heard of the British Bead Awards? They have a category for non-beaded jewelry. http://www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk/beadawards.asp I bet you'd impress them. :)

-- Sarah, who found you through Corrinne.

jan said...

Beautiful work Emma, love the gauntlet x

ju-north said...

Great work as always!

Iz said...

I agree with all previous comments, and I particularly like the fastenings on the gauntlet and cuff!

Connie Rose said...

Love those cuffs and brooches!

artymess said...

great stuff Emma .........x

Maggi said...

Lovely pieces Emma. Couldn't see the compost picture clearly so clicked to enlarge - sometimes I do really stupid things!!

Shaheen said...

I love the colours of your handcuffs and brooches here.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I have just come across your blog and have become a follower. I see you use all the materials I like to experiment with and look forward to following your work.

Linda said...

Lovely pieces....very much 'Emma-style'. I really like the way you've fastened the gauntlet...so swish!
As for your Valentine card...great minds think alike eh!!!!
XX

Jan said...

I just love the colors you use! The gauntlets are fabulous. always a pleasure to come here for a visit.
Nice worms;-) That will be great humus for your garden.

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Brilliant colors.
Fantastic compositions on fabric.

Laura said...

these are very cool Emma!

ju-north said...

Love your trademark colours. wouldn't look the same in white!