Friday, October 29, 2010


It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 8 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's topic is : Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

This month’s merry theme has been an absolute treat for me, since I felt my inspiration deserting me with my wire-wrapped pieces lately, so a little break from wire was very welcome indeed!

Like everyone else, I have bits of fabric lying around doing absolutely nothing, and despite having moved house 3 times in the past 5 years, these remnants have survived 3 clear-outs, so I decided to find something to do with them!

I like sewing, I am no good at it, I don’t know anything about it, but I love the idea of being able to make something out of fabric. It involves so many skills!!! The most challenging for me was to actually think about what the finished product would look like… with wire-wrapping I don’t really do the thinking beforehand, I have an idea or a mood or a colour scheme and I just run with it – or rather my wire does lol!!

So I started to look around for simple sewing projects I could do by hand (I don’t have a sewing machine), and there are thousands of websites, forums and tutorials out there!!!

I searched for a few days and in the end I stumbled upon Flowerpotdesign who very generously put together fabric flower tutorials from around the web!!!
And that was that, flowers it would be!

I read every tutorial, and came up with these:

And because you can take the girl out of the wire, but you can’t get the wire out of the girl lol:

This has given me new ideas, I am investing in supplies at the moment, so nothing concrete yet, but fabric is definitely on the cards…

Thanks for reading!

Have a look what the other merry-go-rounders have been up to:
Kim at Viltalakim -
Sara at Crafts of Texture -
Mariana at Florcita -
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent -
Lily at Lily Pang Art and Design -
Mitsy at ArtMind - unable to join in this month -

Sunday, October 24, 2010


'Métamorphose', car l'oeil de tigre est une pierre plutôt masculine... que j'ai essayé ici de féminiser au maximum avec un corset!! La pierre centrale était pour moi irrésistible, tellement lumineuse!!
Collier réglable avec 2 mètres de ruban à nouer, le collier peut se porter en ras-de-cou, mi-long et sautoir.
Le pendentif est serti de wire plaqué argent, traité pour résister au ternissement, brodé de minuscules perles d'eau douce, cristaux, onyx, nacre, quartz blanc, oeil de tigre, agate indienne et citrine, et de petites perles de verre.
Merci de votre visite!

"Metamorphosis" as tiger eyes are rather 'masculine' stones... and here I have tried to make it as feminine as possible, with a corset!! The focal stone was irresistible to me, so luminous!!
Adjustable necklace with 2 meters of ribbon to knot. The necklace can be as short or as long as you want.
The pendant is wrapped with silver-plated wire and embroidered withtiny freshwater pearls, crystals, onyx, mother-of-pearl, white quartz, tiger eye, indian agate and citrine, and glass seed beads.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Le verre filé, tout l'art de Jacquelina!!

Voici le nouveau site de Jacquelina, ou vous trouverez de véritables petites oeuvres d'art par une artiste dont l'imagination débordante ne cesse d'émerveiller!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Still continuing on the fairy tales/kiddies stories theme, here are 2 more decorative objects (though one can be worn too as a GIGANTIC pendant!): The Little Mermaid and The Magic Roundabout. Wire and semi-precious stones as always...

Toujours sur le theme des contes ou des histoires pour enfants, voici 2 objets de plus: La Petite Sirene et Le Manege Enchanté. La Petite Sirene peut également se porter en (gigantesque) pendentif... Wire et pierres naturelles, comme d'hab.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Défi Contes et Légendes... Legends & Fairytales Challenge...

Dans le cadre du Défi Contes et Légendes sur ALM, voici mon premier objet de déco en 3D en wire-wrapping: La Tour de Rapunzel sur un lit de végétation luxuriante en pierre semi-précieuses... plus d'info ici

For ALM's Legends and Fairytales Challenge, here's is my first 'object', as opposed to a piece of jewellery, but this is not just an object I feel: this mini 3D scene could be used as a storyteller's prop when reading Rapunzel to a group of children perhaps...