A while back I decided to make life easier for myself by taking my faster moving items (tutorials and materials packs) out of my Folksy shop, basing them solely on Etsy. That way I didn’t have to fret about the materials packs being sold in two places at once, or manually e-mailing out the tutorials. This was particularly important because most of my customers are over in the States, and tend to buy things while I’m asleep!
But because my Etsy shop is busy, it’s kind of sucked up my attention, and I’ve rather neglected my Folksy shop. This is a shame, because it’s got some lovely pieces in, and they deserve a good home! And they could probably also do with some new friends from the legion of half finished or finished but undocumented works which are cluttering up my new storage (more on that another day). So I’m going to be working on refreshing the shop over the next few months, and thought I would start by reminding myself (and you) about some of the lovely pieces in there, starting with my Egyptian Collar.
A few years ago (OK a lot of years ago since it was pre children and the oldest boy is nearly 8) we went to Egypt. This was the result of a long obsession by both myself and Dr. Indecisive Beader with all things Egyptological, and it’s inspired quite a few pieces in the years following. This necklace was inspired by the amazing collars we saw both for real and in various paintings. And as a special offer it is currently reduced from £75 to £60.
The collar forms part of my ‘minerals’ series – pieces focussed around a central stone. The stone in the collar is a lovely matte Chrysocolla, and it’s captured with Miyuki delicas, then joined onto a herringbone band, which uses changes in bead size to form a flat, circular collar which sits really nicely round the neck.