Thursday, 30 April 2009
Memory wire Jewellery
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.