Now it feels like Summer! This week has been lovely, Could really get used to weather like this shame it won’t last. As the weather has been fantastic not much has been achieved by way of work but on the bright side four down and three to go, Yes that’s right I’m on about weeks and how long my charming cherubs have left before the dreaded return to school, come on most of you are counting down just like me. While the kids are destroying the house and garden over the holidays I have locked myself in the work shop and designed and made a new addition to our “Bird’s Nest” range which I kinda like, wasn’t sure how the idea in my head would look in the flesh but it’s even better than I imagined. I’m now in the thought process of designing an entire range based on these three little entwined balls. With the good weather comes the weddings and if any brides are looking for something a little unique then this is definitely one to check out, There will be a matching necklace at some point didn’t quite get round to that as it was a late one when I made the bracelet. The pearls are amazing when in natural light which can sometimes be a problem when just looking at a photo as it doesn’t always give you that true reflection of their quality. The pearls are graded AA+ and I have added a new spacer in between them that I have sourced out, I always like to have a space in between the pearls on my work I just think it looks classy. This spacer is a 3mm donut yes that’s right a donut! and it fits round the pearls like a glove and improves the design which is always what I try to do f possible with all our work. There is nothing better than using real quality components when designing jewellery that’s why we pride ourselves on using quality materials. So I then used 20 inches of each of the following, Rose gold, 14k Gold fill and sterling silver 0.5 wire to make the balls which did take a few attempts as it can be a little tricky to get the start right as you don’t have a lot to play with and sometimes it ended up like an American football. All three “Bird’s Nest” hang from a beautiful solid and chunky charm carrier, The carrier itself is very elegantly designed so it really fits with all of my designs but especially when working with pearls. I like the components I use to all be in proportion so the overall design of my work looks correct and this can be tricky when using multiple materials which can be time consuming but I lucked out on this one! so I was very happen with the toggle I used to finish the design off, Very solid and chunky looking just like the charm carrier and fitted really well with it and it just made the bracelet come together which made me happy because I really don’t like trolling through website after website looking for materials especially as I have no patience and want to finish my work quickly lol. This bracelet is a unique design and can be worn for everyday use but obviously does and will be thought of as a wedding /Bridal piece but it’s very elegant and well made so I’m more than happy with it lets hope everyone else does too. OK so on to the next design, Right best get back to the little people and see if one still has a house to live in. so don’t be like the rest be an IndiviJewel! Yes still loving the cheesy tag line.