Sunday, 7 February 2016

Betty's Valentine

 On Valentine's Day this year…

Flowers with a message in a book brooch,

 a pocket brooch, filled with memories and love,

 a hand stitched figure brooch,

a locket with a secret message,

 a medal brooch,
 a flower that will last,
 time and love,
 a necklace that tells your story
or a necklace that says it all.

All these items, Valentine-themed creative inspiration tins and other things from Betty's Bubble (including a Spring Sale Selection) will be at the Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair on Saturday 13th February. Betty x

Monday, 1 February 2016

Betty's been making necklaces with a message!








I've really enjoyed making these. The rectangular discs are pewter and the circles are aluminium. It's taken quite a bit of practise to get  the positioning of the letters right - a lot of attempts have gone in the bin! I love the fact that they look better for being not straight - it adds to the quirkiness of the message and the necklace. (Mind you, I wish I could make these pictures straight so that they line up - it's driving me a little bit up the wall!) More words can be stamped onto the aluminium circles - usually just one or two on the pewter. I was surprised at just how different the stamping feels on these two metals - the pewter is so much softer and it's easy to end up with a misshapen piece after stamping just a few letters. The circles are on a piece of ribbon (one metre is enough for a necklace or to tie your message on to whatever you like) and the rectangles are on an organza and cord necklace. They're mounted on a card made with a vintage book image so they're ready to give as a card and gift in one! All are now on the website and will be available at craft fairs starting on 13th February in Tavistock - circles £5.00, rectangles £6.00. Bx