Monday, 3 May 2010

Fairy gardens

Thank you to everyone who wished me well last week. In the end the fair was a complete washout - it hadn't been advertised so visitors were very thin on the ground. I'll admit it did get me down, and I rather lost interest in making or writing anything for a few days, and still haven't anything terribly witty to say; but then the little daisies and toadstools started calling and I couldn't resist for long.


The daisies were begging to be made into a daisy chain necklace - the Smalls have been busy harvesting dandelions and daisies all week and threading them together into coronets and bracelets, so I thought I'd get in on the action. I made some little matching earrings too; the fimo flowers are very light and float gorgeously on illusion cord. This is my very favourite type of necklace, both to make and to wear.

But something that's been at the back of my mind since I started making felt pictures, drawing and embroidering and modelling little mushroom houses is the thought of a Fairy Garden bracelet - and here it is:


It's still a bit of a work in progress - I'm trying to decide whether to leave the dangly charms sliding freely between the anchored crystals as they currently are, or whether to restrict them a bit, but I'm really pleased with the airiness of it so far. And perhaps the fairies will like it too!

38 comments:

  1. I love it and so will the Fairies! Sorry about the fair, it's like that sometimes, don't dwell, look forward to next time :-) xxx

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  2. what gorgeous makes, they are so lovely! Don't beat yourself up about the fair, it is not your fault if it was not advertised well and if hardly anyone turned up then how can you sell anything? I used to love fimo as a child and you have inspired me to go and buy some for me and the sweetpeas to try again.

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  3. I knew that the dasies and toadstools would turn out to be something fantastic, and I wasn't wrong!

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  4. very, very sweet. I'm sorry to hear about the craft fair, but perhaps there's something just as good or better around the corner.

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  5. Your daisies and toadstools are lovely. I especially love the daisy necklace, so pretty. Don't let one bad fair ut you off. Have faith your jewellery is beautiful.

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  6. Lovely bracet, I'm sure the fairies will be impressed. Sorry to hear the fair was a washout, how disappointing.

    Alison
    xx

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  7. I think there'll be lots of fairies who want one!
    What a pain about the fair, advertising is key but don't feel too glum, you can't sell unless the people are. there. Still, a waste of a day is annoyingx

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  8. So so sorry about the craft fair. But now you'll have some lovely new designs to take with you to the next (better-advertised) one. You could do a whole line of Fairy Garden jewelry for bigs and smalls!

    K x

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  9. I love the Fairy Garden bracelet! Sorry about the fair.

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  10. Fairy Garden... such FUN jewelry, DottyCookie--these are wonderful! I'm sorry your craft show... Advertising is a must, even for small local affairs. Do hope you'll give it another go next time. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  11. Val, your fairy bracelet is gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear about the craft fair - I felt a bit like that after doing our school's summer fair last year, people just weren't interested in buying. But I'm sure there would be lots of people interested in buying your jewellery (including me!), it's so pretty!
    R x

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  12. Bad luck- know how you feel about fair washouts. Leave the charms sliding about giddily- gorgeous.

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  13. Oh, I'm so sorry there weren't very many visitors - I hope you don't feel too down about it. So glad you're back to making things anyway! That necklace is so sweet and the charm bracelet is adorable. They are so delicate and light. Very pretty!

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  14. Sorry to hear about the fair. The daisy chain necklace and earrings are gorgeous!

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  15. SOOOOO sweet! These are real winners.

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  16. Fairy gardens! Oh, they're wonderful, but the top one is my favourite and my best.

    You know how I feel about that fair.

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  17. the daisies and toadstools are fabulous, such a shame about the fair. Maybe you should open a shop on folksy or etsy?

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  18. How pants about the fiar, I would be disappointed too.

    I love the neckalce and braclet, have you thought about Folksy

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  19. Sorry the fair was so quiet - very frustrating when you've made the effort. Still you've made the perfect fairy jewellery - very magical indeed.

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  20. It's so frustrating when you go to all the effort for a craft fair and it's no good. But on the plus side you have made some lovely necklaces and bracelets.

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  21. oh they are sooo lovely!!! Such a shame about the craft fair tho- i used to do them a few years ago but decided it just was not worth all the hard work!

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  22. Oh a shame about the fair but well done you for being brave enough to try it and I hope it doesn't put you off too much, your things are really lovely. The fairy bracelet is a little work of art.

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  23. Oh Val - your fairy bracelet is gorgeous and I love the daisy chain necklace! Beautiful :o)

    Such a shame about the craft fair after all your hard work. Better luck next time!

    xxx

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  24. Sorry to hear about the fair, very depressing after all the work. Love the bracelet!!

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  25. I adore you even if you don't have anything witty to say. Period.

    So sorry about the fair disappointment, but the bracelet is adorable!

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  26. Smashing. All of them. (Personally, I quite like charms that aren't fixed. It's nice to have something to fiddle with).

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  27. Those daisy chain necklaces are just gorgeous! Sorry the fair was rubbish though :o(

    Lucy xxx

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  28. Your jewellry is really pretty. Pity about the fair but think positive - their loss!! glad you like my peacock - think I will have to do a dumfing tutorial next.

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  29. the bracelet is gorgeous xxx boo hoo about the fair ...............

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  30. As I already shared with you, I've known fairs like that and it can be utterly soul destroying. But I'm so pleased you are 'making' again. That daisychain necklace is particularly gorgeous - I love it.

    Keep your pecker up. x

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  31. absolutely the sweetest thing!

    Did you make the Fimo daisies? I only ever burnt the stuff to cinder...

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  32. Isn't it annoying when that happens - don't let it put you off, I'm sure the next fair will be busier!

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  33. They are lovely, really pretty. Don't let the Fair put you off, sorry to hear that it wasn't that good.
    Kimx

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  34. HI Dotty Cookie ^-^

    I'm so happy you commented on my blog - I've been reading your for quite a while! Glad you liked the cakes; sorry to say that no, I did not punch out the letters myself - they are in fact Dr. Oetkers. But I shall soon experiment with piping chocolate hearts and then finding ways to decorate cakes with them...

    Love your Fairy Land jewels - hey're so gorgeous. I'm into making Origami jewelery at the moment, so feel free to pop back to my blog soon - I'll have photos up over the weekend :-)

    Claire xx
    slightlynoodles.blogspot

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  35. Bummer about the fair, but what sweet jewelry!!

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  36. You are one creative person. It is very beautiful. The fairies will definitely love it. Good job!

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  37. Shame about the fair, but, oh! what a sweet bracelet!

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