Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Yoko Ono For Swarovski

Image via pinterest

Conceptual artist and Beatles widow Yoko Ono's 
collaboration with Swarovski 
brings us these delightful crystal keys.

Both as a high end ready to wear jewellery collection 
and also as a selection of crystal key pendants 
ready for use in ones own jewellery designs. 

Ono designed the collection around the theme of
'unlocking the door to a better life'.

Shop for unsigned keys at
Or the signed variety 
 from  Beadfx (Canada)  

30mm Swarovski Key Pendant Silver Night
30mm Swarovski Key Pendant Silver Night
Images from The Bead Shop Nottingham 

Imagine a key 
that unlocks the door to the forest 
with its secrets,

to the sky 
with its peacefulness,

to the Universe 
with its infinity, 

to a future 
with a promise for a better life. ' 

Rivoli Blow Out

I'm sure I read somewhere on the internet about 
Swarovski crystals bringing out the inner  Gollum
in you.  

(You know, the  Lord Of The Rings character that
 is so entranced by the ring of power 
' My Precious....' )

There's something so entrancing about these 
little sparklers that you can't help 
coveting them, 
preciously hoarding them 
and wanting to  just 
buy more and more of them....!

Friday, 9 November 2012

First Beading In A long Time

I am absolutely thrilled to have been able to do a little 

First time in quite a long time, since the accident,
 and I have really 
missed being creative.

I owe MANY thanks 
to my wonderful fiance 
and mother 
who have helped me in so many ways 
through out this. 
Doing my typing on the blog,
helping me get dressed etc. etc. 
There is still a way to go 
but lets hope it all continues well. 

So, anyway, back to the beading! 

I thought I remembered how to bead around a Rivoli, 
but I really didn't  - it has been so long.

So as you can see the beading around the stone 
is far from perfect  (!)
but after so long of not being able to make anything 
 I was just so determined 
to finish and make something that I continued rather than 
starting over.

I'm pleased with the over all design and I think I will 
redo it at some point in the future. 

Miss Kitty was surprised to see me making something 
and decided to lend some feline 'assistance', as you can see!

I think she quite enjoyed 'incubating' the tiny seed beads. 

Awwh pets, where would we be without them ;-)  

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