Monday, 12 November 2012

Artisan Whimsy Blog Reveal

I recently entered this challenge invited by some great designers and choose Edinburgh, Isle of Wight and Southhampton.

Edinburgh - proved to be a challenge read on and find out more!

The Stone of Destiny originally lay at Scone Palace in the lovely Perthshire from where I hail. People believe that the original stone was hidden prior to the invasion and has never been found.  The stones in existence today are merely copies.  Now here is my own version, I originally started using red sandstone as was used to make the original but it proved rather troublesome and here is the next attempt:

Isle of Wight

I remember beach holidays as a child.  When I saw Pippa Chandlers beach hut, it brought back those childhood memories.  So there you have it, this bracelet in sweet pinks is from these times, embodied by the image that the Isle of Wight pictures in my head as sadly I have never had the pleasure of holidaying there.


I picked this category and it was the hardest of the three that I picked.  It was a challenge to find the beads in the theme that I wanted.  Similar to Rebecca Anderson's cupcake idea, I have small bowls sitting on my dressing table with groups of beads awaiting inspiration.  I was originally thinking of using this combination for a winter/xmas theme but nothing was forthcoming until this blog challenge.

The titanic owners White Star line are symbolished by a red flag overlayed with a white star, the titanic itself was red, black and white.  So my colours fitted in perfectly and I used the frosted white pebbles to symbolise the icebergs.

An interesting fact for me is that the day/month that Titanic sank is the same as my birth date 15th April.  I was keen to lay my hands on beads to symbolise the star in the flag hence the pendant from Lesley Watt with waves incorporated in the design.  The brass ocean liner charm brings it all together.  I hope you agree.

Another interesting thing about this piece is that it started out as a necklace, but can actually be worn as a bracelet as well, you decide....