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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Anne Boleyn Would Be Jealous.

I started watching The Tudors over my blog break and was inspired to make a gorgeous crocheted collar with pearl accents.

But first ... I wanted to share this lovely custom silver bird's nest necklace on it's way to Natalea! I spent a good chunk of my blog break studio time weaving more nests for the secret garden portion of my shop. They are all back in stock (except for one) and I now have some with white/cream "eggs". I should have the pics of the white ones uploaded in the near future. I've been spending much of my free time trying to get my Etsy shop off the ground. Not having much luck yet, because there is SO much competition in jewelry, but I'm not disheartened yet! And here is my Tudor inspired collar! I picked a really rich red color and crocheted it with a wonderful complex lace pattern. The front is embellished with some large white pearls. I think it looks very regal! Worthy of any of Henry the VIII's queens!

Wait, one more thing :) My friend Michelle at Hold Dear is having the most awesome swap. A mermaid and seaside inspired swap featuring mermaids and all the bounty of the sea. Sign-up closes on Jan. 14th though, so hurry!

33 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Your jewellery is fabulous worthy of the Tudors and the rest of us:)
Have a great day
Rachael:)

Gracie said...

Wow! That is such a stand out piece of jewellery. I love it!

Your little nests are too sweet!

Great work on everything!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful birds nest necklace.
Alison

Felicia said...

Wow! Love that collar. The pearl detailing is perfect. Hope you're having a wonderful new year :)

Donna O. said...

That little egg necklace is darling!!!
D.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

A perfect Nest :) Jenn and Jacqui

NeereAnDear said...

Taking a break from packing... your "nest"lace is gorgeous...
I adore your work

HUGS

JO

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Your bird's nest is GORGEOUS! And your crocheted color is beautiful - what stunning work you do!

YES! You may certainly do digital artwork for the blog challenge! =) I am happy you wish to join in!

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

the necklace is great! ever thought of making a ring like it? (I'm a ring type of gal...lol...)

She'sSewPretty said...

That collar is gorgeous! You'll have to take a picture the next time you wear it!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The crocheted color is perfect for Valentine's day. I'm afraid I'd wear it with a scoop neck white tee and a pair of jeans!

Love the nests, too. You are so talented!

Sugar Bear said...

I love the birds nest necklace. Beautiful and unique!
Karla

Monica Crowe said...

Bella darling, very pretty work. Now that I've gone on another blog fast, quite unintentionally, I have lots to catch up on here!

Lisa said...

I love the necklace and the collar is amazing. I have missed that show but I really want to see it.

decadentdiamond said...

My boyfriend and I were obsessed with watching The Tudors, it was an amazing program and I can't wait for the next season!! .. the collar is so gorgeous, I can knit and trying to teach myself how to crochet but I'm finding it a lot harder than knitting.. but apparently crocheting is meant to be easier than knitting?

You should crochet more collars and sell them! .. I'm going to be making clothing soon and would love to do some sort of collaboration!!

Bristol said...

What wonderful things. I love the robins nest, it is beautiful.
Bristol

Lady N said...

oh very cute collar!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

That collar is beyond incredible!!!! WOWOWOWOWWwwwwwow!!!!

Aurora said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am pleased you like it...and I just love this birds nest necklace---do you ever trade with other crafts people?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Your necklace is fabulous! Just tiny works of wonderful art!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Regal Beads said...

awww-thank you so much!!!!!

that red piece is really something :)
(hey, mind if i link your blog with mine?? )

Miss Sandy said...

Heather,
I did get your email and your sweet comment on my blog. Things have been super crazy here and I have left SPECIFIC Instructions to Cupid (hubby) to get right over there and order me that jewelry! Now you make the decision tough, what color eggs, pink, blue, or white! I love the silver you did for Natalie, I want silver too! If you don't hear from Cupid in the next day or two email me cause I really want the goodies!

PamperingBeki said...

The bird's nest necklace is so beautiful! I really love that chain with it.

KV said...

Neat treasures, Heather! You just keep on with getting inspired by these period movies -- we love it!

Kathy V in NM

Liz said...

I am sure if Anne had been wearing your collar, she may well not have met her fate the way she did, Henry would have been captivated -it is gorgeous.
So is your jewelley!
Hugs from N.Z.
Liz

Mary Timme said...

That is my next favorite time in English history. I watched Elizabeth on DVD again. Wonderful! Oh, my first favorite time in English history is the Regency Period, 1810-1817

Gracie said...

Eee! I'm leaving tonight to go overseas! I hope I will still be able to read your blog while I'm over there.

xox

Monica Yvette said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know there is a surprise waiting for you on my blog:)
Monica

sandra f. said...

Just love that nest necklace!!! Just wanted to let you know that i finally responded to being tagged..who would have thought it so hard to name a few things...but after much thought...I did it!!! Off to see more of your pretties on Etsy!-Sandra

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

LOVE the egg nest!

You won the pink popsicle bottlecap from my drawing! YAY! Congrats! Email me your address & I'll send it to ya!

Michelle said...

in case I have not told you before... I just LOVE your nest necklaces! So beautiful!
also wanted to say, Congrat's,you are one of my new year rak winner's! e-mail me your address so I can send you some goodies!

~Michelle

Bristol said...

Heather- I picked your name for my giveaway. if you can send me your info, I will pop it in the mail.
Bristol

goddessvessel said...

I really love your work and have bookemarked your blog page I look forward to looking around more later

right now am feeling truly grateful to the “open heart” for another door that has opened and all the people full of light that I have found thought these threads of space