Janne Robberstad

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Creative evening

By spotogspindel | September 27, 2009

My next-door neighbour and sister invited me and a friend over for an evening of plain-old-fun of creating. Even though summer is just over, she was already thinking about Christmas, and wanted to start making presents. Any reason to get together and create is a good reason 🙂

I had just bought some lovely beads at The Bead Shop in London (as if I didn´t have enough already!), and was eager to do something with them. 


These turquoise beads (probably some sort of clay-plastic) have such a lovely color, and combining them with some old metallic beads, I made a choker-necklace. It will look good with my red coral necklace that I got in China some years ago.


I also made these earrings. These metal beads were so lovely in themselves, I didn´t feel anything could be added to them, so I limited myself to the hooks. These arebought ones in silver, but it is not a problem to make them yourself.


A couple of pliers and some silver string, and a book from the library, and you´re all set.


And the beads, of course! If you don´t live near a craft-shop where they sell beads, you have online-options: 

Perlebutikken  in Norway has lots of stuff.

Hip Chic Beads have so much cool stuff!

Oh, and I have to show you some of the Christmas ornaments I made:

christmas ornament

Really simple: one, big, silver glass heart, some tiny silver glass beads, a metallic embroidery thread.

Hearts and stars are my main ingredients for Christmas, now I have some more hearts. Or maybe they will follow along with some of the Christmas presents. They can easily hang on a bottle-neck of a big bottle of home-made apple-juice, and afterwards retire to the Christmas-tree in their new home 🙂

Topics: Diverse, Technique | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Creative evening”

  1. Deirdra Doan Says:
    September 29th, 2009 at 08:58

    Oh do pretty I can see them on you now.

    It is also nice to see photo’s big enough to really see your wonderful art. Clever copywright watermarks…Thank you for posting them.