Sunday, 10 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Necklace

I thought today as the Diamond Jubilee weekend is all over I would post my Jubilee necklace.

I had been thinking of something pretty to make as I don't have the diamonds I am afraid Swarovski crystals have had to do duty in this flower necklace.
I sketched the piece first as I usually do. It is fashioned on an armature of bronze and each leaf, petal and flower is hand sculpted. As Roses are some of the Queens favourite flowers along with Lily of the Valley I decided on pink wild Roses I sculpted these in clay and also some tiny Forget Me Nots in blue. For the Lilies I used some lovely vintage white glass with 14kgf as the stems, the centres of all the flowers are the crystals and even the Lilies are tipped with tiny crystals, oh my poor eyes!

I really enjoyed designing this as it is so lovely for the summer we are still waiting for!

Monday, 4 June 2012

We have a winner!

The winner of the green sari ribbon necklace is Shaiha, I am sorry there can be only one but good news! There will be a new give away later this month.

In the meantime I would love to show you a picture of one of my favourite old roses. Very large and many petaled Mme Issac Periere's scent is absolutely delicious and one of the strongest perfumed roses I have, I just picked these two this evening as the rain we had yesterday was set to ruin them, the fragrance fills the room.