Wanderlust altered book pages

Wanderlust altered book pages, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I finally finished by altered pages in the Wanderlusters book - sorry it took so long Mel.

These are 2 pages in an altered book which is being passed between a few friends

March to me means new beginnings and this poem has got it to a "T".

The poetry reads as follows - New Beginnings by Leigh Goessl

Yesterdays are gone
Memories distant past
Time to move on
Those moments have passed

A path to the future
Journey still unknown
Stumbling in search of clarity
Of seeds yet unsown

New beginnings
Full of prospect and dreams
With change comes great hope
And nothing's as clear as it seems

A new start beckons
Its calling your name
To ignore new beginnings
Would be such a shame

Opportunities missed
Loss of starting anew
Embrace new beginnings
As life's moments are few



Salsa Earrings

Salsa Earrings, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I just love the colours on this set. Very autumy/fall colours and the copper gives it such a rich feeling.

Salsa Necklace

Salsa Necklace, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Salsa Bracelet

Salsa Bracelet, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Lampwork beads by Jeanette Fletcher teamed up with copper and Czech crystals.


Purple Heart Wedding Invite

Purple Heart Wedding Invite, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Purple hearts my sister in law suggested I make a card with hearts on it so here it is.


'Blue Dream' Wire Art Seahorse

If you love seahorses you will love these made by the very talented wire artist Mary check out her other creative work here http://www.allthingsseahorse.blogspot.com/


Wedding cards bronze hearts

Wedding cards bronze hearts, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

A few more in copper and black hearts are hand formed with copper wire.

wedding cards cake gold

wedding cards cake gold, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Wedding invitation samples

Christmas card tree

Christmas card tree, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Sample card for the November workshop that I am hosting in Manchesters northern quarter check out the details here http://craftysoandso.yolasite.com/jewellery-workshop.php


Copper pendants

P1014940, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I tried a different shape with this charm but I think the original leaf shaped one works the best.

Copper pendants

P1014932, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

New copper and czech crystal pendants an adapted version of the charms.


charmed I'm sure 3

charmed I'm sure 3, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Charms ready to be mailed to the host of the swap


charmed I'm sure 1

charmed I'm sure 1, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

For the charm swap at ATCsforAll - first one is a tubular herringbone bead the next 3 are peyote stitch and the circular one is spiral rope

charmed I'm sure 2

charmed I'm sure 2, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I've been wanting to make these for sometime but have never found the time. So when I joined up for this swap I thought what better opportunity than to do them now. They are really easy to make.

I'm also thinking of adding them as part of my cake jewellery collection.

Copper wire leaf shapes with bead embellishment. These are made for a charm swap on ATCsforAll (http://www.atcsforall.com/index.php)


custom order for Karen

custom order for Karen, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

another of my party rings this tine in shades of pink, purple and aqua,

Christmas Cupcake Topper

Christmas Cupcake Topper, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

One of my friends makes cupcakes and wedding cakes and she recently commisioned me to make her some cake jewellery for a new wedding range that she was launching (pics to come when the cake has been launched this weekend). http://www.angelcakesbyvirginiavalentine.co.uk/ & http://www.cupcakefever.co.uk/

Anyway in the meantime I was messing about with some wire and beads like you do and came up with this for chrismas cupcakes.

i've got a few more ideas on cake jewellery and hopefully should have some samples made soon.

Diwali Cards 2009

Diwali Cards 2009, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I made these cards to send out at Diwali (hindu festival of light), They are prints of my art work. I've added sequins and gems to give them a little bit of sparkle.


Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

This one is for my bridal collection. There is a mix of very delicate pinks and lilacs which is suitable for either the bride or the bridesmaids.


Can you believe out of nearly 80+ photographs I'm only happy with this? I'm going to have to retake the others again.  I don't know what you think  I love the texture on these large agate beads.


Oohhh I made the front page

I've just found out that I have been chosen as the featured artist on ATCsforAll http://www.atcsforall.com/index.php. I was wondering why Jean emailed me with these weird questions - now I know. Oh and before you ask - I did ask why she wanted to know I got told I would have to wait a few days to find out.

Jean is also on the front page (woot) 'staff member of the month' way to go Jean.

My wanderluster friends are also on the front page The AFA Monthly Contests winner was The Muppet and Dhawktx has her Zenshroom ATC published.


Red Donut Earrings

Red Donut Earrings, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I just love the way this photograph has turned out. Who's a clever girl then?


Goldstone bracelet

Goldstone bracelet, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Red Donut Necklace

I've been messing around with the premium options in picnik and I'm really impressed with what you can do. It's simple and easy to follow. There's no trying to figure out how to make something fade away or how to change the background colours. It was well worth upgrading to premium.
P1014545, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Golden Sands

Golden Sands, originally uploaded by itsamistry.


multi czech crystal

multi czech crystal, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I absolutely love the colours in this set definately me colours. I always get lovely remarks from people when I wear it. The AB coating doesn't half make it sparkle -such a happy feeling set whether you wear the necklace or bracelet on its own its sure to get you noticed.

Beautiful Briny

Beautiful Briny, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Yep its blue. A bit like I'm feeling today. Took myself of to Southport for a couple of hours. Walked along the pier boy was it windy. Certainly blew the cobwebs away.

Amalfi coast

Amalfi coast, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

This one reminds me of being on a remote Island far away from anywhere. Where the sea is green the sands are golden and you only have to click your fingers for your next margarita. LOL I wish - happy dreaming.

forest floor

forest floor, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

A mixture of rich and earthy autumn colours.


multi coloured ring

multi coloured ring, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Aaaaannnnnd another one but this time with smaller sized beads so the loops are smaller.. This one to has 259 beads sewn onto it - yep glutton for punishment. The end result is amazing so worth the struggle to attach the base of the ring.

37 holes and 259 beads later

37 holes and 259 beads later, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Here is another sieve ring. It has exactly 259 beads sewn onto it. How do I know this I hear you ask. Well there are 37 holes and each hole has 7 beads stitched into it - 3 red 1 blue 3 red. will I be making anymore well lets just say I won't be sitting here making hundreds of them. I had more trouble attaching the ring base that I nearly pulled it apart. Glad that I didn't though as it looks amazing on. I used size 8 matsuno seed beads for this ring.


Turquoise Ring

Turquoise Ring, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

This ones made with small chips of turquoise with pearl grey seed beads. Its not as big as the black agate but just as nice. This one measures approx 3/4 inch in diameter.

Black Agate Ring

Black Agate Ring, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Gotta love this ring. It has 37 4mm round agates with silver matsuno size 11 seed beads.

I've had these sieve rings for I don't know how long. i found them today while rummaging through one of my boxes looking for something completely different. I bought them while shopping and you know how you pick things up to make up "some" day and that day never comes well today was the day for them to be made up. I think this one looks pretty cool. Its just over an inch long in diameter.

I think I feel a ring making session coming on.


Organic Quad beads by Kaz from CheekyCherubDesigns

Its amazing how different these beads look when paired with different colours.

The ones with the black semi precious buttons are teamed up with copper swarovski pearls and the one with the orange/tan coloured buttons are teamed up with lovely champagne coloured swarovski crystals.

See more beauties here www.cheekycherubdesigns.co.uk

Lampwork Beads by Diane C

Lampwork Beads by Diane C, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

The end 2 earrings are teamed up with 4mm black agate one also has silver bali spacer beads.

The middle pair with Iron Pyrite and silver bali spacer beads.


Custom designed for Stacey

Custom designed for Stacey, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Matching earrings. Simple and elegant.

custom order for Stacey

custom order for Stacey, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Ok so here are the pics of the real thing. I've made 2 vines one slightly smaller than the other because she's not sure how far down her head she wanted the vine to go. I've used the Xillion Swarovski AB crystals 6mm and 4mm with a smattering of some 3mm pearls and 6mm light opal with sterling silver wire.

Hair vines

Hair vines , originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I made these as practice pieces. I've been asked to make some kind of hair accessorie for one of the girls at my hairdressers. She gets married at the end of August. Talk about leaving it to late. She'd originally decided that she didn't want anything in her hair but changed her mind a few weeks ago. These were a couple of the samples I made for her to give her an idea of what a hair vine was.

Jaipur Jems

Jaipur Jems, originally uploaded by itsamistry.


Summer PAT home is where the heart is

Rubber stamped images, text paper, heart brad, glitter,

Summer PAT fairie

Summer PAT fairie, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Rubber stamped image, painted with koh-i-noor paints, glitter, acetate 3D wings

SummerPAT mono woman

SummerPAT mono woman, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Rubber stamped image, dress and stole from handmade paper, glitter, large gem as bag and star gem in hair

summer PAT mermaid

summer PAT mermaid, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Fingers crossed these are accepted for the PAT at iATC there's definately no hand drawn element on them.

Rubber stamp, handmade paper, flower soft (to imitate coral) shell beads, gel pens, pearlescent paints acetate and gold heart brads and a little bit of glitter