Following the advice of my blogging buddies (thank you for all your support and kindness on my last post) I have been busy making and doing and getting out and about. Today I went to one of my favourite places. I love the bohemian feel of Covent Garden in London and feel very at home around there.
It was a bright and sunny day and the colourful shops lifted my spirits.
I got to visit the shops that I like (bought a lovely big chunk of Rose Quartz in the shop above).....
....and my son got to go in the shops he likes such as the Forbidden Planet comic book store that is a haven for a soon to be teenage boy.
Yesterday I went on a jewellery making course local to where I live. It was just a small group of four of us and a tutor. The first thing I made was the bracelet above. It is really heavy and has loads of bling!
We then made earrings........................
.............and then seed bead bracelets.
I think I enjoyed making the clasp most of all, shaping the wire around into spirals with round nosed pliers.
I also made a pretty necklace with faceted glass beads and used crimp beads to hold them in place. I thoroughly enjoyed making the jewellery. The hardest part of the course was choosing what beads to use!