Wednesday, 31 March 2010

What's on Your workdesk Wednesday?


I've been working on jewellery this week.


I like the chain cluster set (I'm a bit of a matching set girl!) but the lapiz lazuli chips and pearls have been giving me some headaches. A colleague asked me to make her a choker from single strand of lapiz lazuli chips and a broken pearl necklace. Unfortunately, the pearls had been glued to nylon thread and (apart from 7, which were already loose) they are still glued to it. I have tried everything to remove them: heating them to melt the glue just melted the thread and made it worse; a £15 bead reamer was hard work, but ultimately unsuccessful; and soaking them in acetone made no difference whatsoever. I think I will just have to work with the pearls I have got and supplement them with some other beads.

Scrap-wise, I'm working on my March pages for Document 2010 and the Photoshop picture you can see on the laptop is a 6x4 of R's karate.

The documents for my family tree research are also on my desk.

Enjoy looking at everyone else's.

10 comments:

Vicki said...

wow pretty jewellery - you rock!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Love the colour of those LL's ... really pretty!

Paula Gale said...

pitty about the beads - hope you get it sorted some other way.

Paula x x x

Angie said...

Shame you couldnt get more off ...good luck with the finished item

Wipso said...

What a shame about the beads. Hope you manage to get them apart.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Yeah, Ilike the idea of LL and pearls very much, shame they're being a stiky bitch to work with. So what happens with Document 2010 - do you collect and document all year and then have a scrapping frenzy at the begiining of 2011?

butlersabroad said...

Great necklaces, pity about the pearls though. Have a great Easter in France, hope it was warmer than last time.

Brenda

Cardarian said...

Lovely necklaces, there must be a way to get those pearls apart!
Happy Easter!
Cardarian

Cher~ said...

Love the jewelry!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

beautiful jewelery, very pretty!