Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Gift Of A Blue Heart

I really love making gifts, and Christmas is a great time for this, if not very busy!!

Part of the challenge is to make something that will suit the intended from length, style and colour.

One of the gifts I made this year was this necklace
It started out with the blue heart, cobalt blue isn't normally a colour I go for, but I really like it in this heart. I wanted a longer length necklace so I used some hand-dyed silks from Diane (aren't they just gorgeous!) and to give it some weight and because I thought it looked un-finished, I added a long purple Swarovski crystal.
Just hope she likes it!
Trudi x

Friday, 24 December 2010

Long Hollow Necklace

Well it's Christmas, so I decided to make myself a neckace, and why not!

I've wanted a long chain necklace for a while and these beads are perfect for this time of year. They've been teamed with black crimpable chain and a few Swarovski crystals that just pick up the light!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, 6 December 2010


Damson, originally uploaded by Glittering Prize - Trudi.

As you know I just adore getting pictures from customers when they've used my beads!

Sarah (Devongem) has just sent me this beauty!

And I quote "These sparkling beads from Trudi remind me of little damsons! Mixed with very heavyweight silver discs, this makes a very sumptuous bracelet for the Christmas period."

Isn't it just delicious. You can see more of Sarah's work on flickr at

Inkspired Challenge

One of the challenges in one of my forum groups last month was to design a piece that was based on a tattoo theme! Good challenge!!
So I came up with the hearts and flowers theme, ideally I would have included a dagger but these are quite tricky to come by, so I used a haging crystal drop instead as the piece looked unfinished without it.
The colours aren't normally ones I'd use together, I was taking myself out of my comfort zone, but looking at it now I'm really pleased with it.