Here’s what I made for the UKJC Secret Santa. (See there for the album of what everyone made). We send the present to our recipient anonymously, they post a photo when they receive it, and we have a big guessing game until we know who made what.
UKJC Secret Santa, for Maggie
I made a necklace for Maggie using amber and triton swirled lampwork beads, peacock iridescent discs, carnelian discs, Greek ceramic spacers, sterling silver and another of Diane’s beautiful silk ribbons. I’d got the discs some time before and was pleased how well they matched!
UKJC Secret Santa, view 2
And here’s what I received! Made by Tabby. Isn’t it lovely? Silver necklace with seahorse and starfish.
UKJC Secret Santa by Tabby
I thought I’d get round to mentioning the UKJC Jewellery Forums. Lots of lovely and helpful people hang out there. We post tutorials and share tips and participants range from beginners to experts and everyone in between! Great if you need a little egging on to try something new, or some inspiration, or just somewhere to chat :)
It isn’t affiliated with any particular vendor, which is a plus in my view!
I have a little list of things I’m meaning to make into jewellery for myself, but I keep running out of time… However, construction of my lampwork setup proceeds apace. I’ll be posting my step-by-step pics here after it’s all ready, have a peek at Flickr if you want to see how far I’ve got.