Thursday, 30 April 2009

Memory wire Jewellery

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I have decided that this year I will find time to make the handcrafted gifts that I always want to have made but run out of time - I have a room packed to the rafters with all kinds of materials, so it is time to use some of it. Saying that to make this, the first thing I had to do was go shopping....
2.5 turns of memory wire - this stuff is as cheap as chips - and you get enough for several bracelets in a pack.
I bought some fancy beads from the Galway Bead Shop and soon racked up €25 for a teeny griplock bag of beads - then discovered they had elastic bead bracelets 3 for €2.50 in Penneys and 10 little tubes of seed beads for €2 in the euro shop - so that is what I used on my bracelet. I just added 6 sparkly beads on head pins to accent the piece and then used a silver shoe charm as the focal point. Total cost is less than €4 - pretty good for a one off piece of jewellery.
The pillow box is a Daisy D's diecut box - so quick to do, the tags come on the sheet as well, just added a bit of lace and a button.
This is heading off as a gift to my mum and I want to try a green themed one for myself.


Kate said...

I haven't stopped by you blog in ages (sorry)
I started attending a jewellery making evening class last night and thought about raiding Pennys or beads too LOL Great Minds ;-)

MayoMom said...

They are fab.

Feel a Sarah jewellery class coming on!!!!!!!!!!


Neasa said...

I have seen this in person and it is just gorgeous!!! It looks like it cost a fortune to make. Any plans to do classes Sarah?