one-of-a-kind handmade glass beads and bespoke silver jewellery by Chellie Purnell

Rainy Day Beads!


Because the weather has been so bad and my hubby has been away all week - guess what I've been doing!! Lots of torch time!! Yay!

 I have been trying out unusual colour combinations that I wouldn't normally choose because Hannah's yellowy/bright beads were top of mind. Here's the first batch that came out of the kiln. 

I attempted Kate's spooky eye, but the one I did wasn't quite 'evil' enough, (she's really hardcore that girl), so I thought I might combine the one I had made with some big hole charm beads to make a Halloween themed set.

It was fun coming up with the names! Here is the whole lot together.

And here are the individual beads...

close up on 'Evil Potion'

Loving the colour in this silver wire droplet bead 

 Here's a closer look at the spooky eye. It's quite fun as the pendant is just plain from the back so it could be quite innocent looking, and then, when you turn it round, the eye is looking at you!

It's been great getting all my purple glass out! I made this pendant (mainly with Jess in mind).  I used as many different purply colours as I could on one bead! The front is pretty different to the back too, so you have two choices how to wear.

side 1

side 2

Lastly, I have a little sweet whirly big hole bead. No silver in it yet. It reminds me of the movement of leaves in the Autumn wind.  I really love the swirlyness (if that's a word).

God, my nails need some tlc...DON'T look at the bad nails...JUST look at the BEAD! (Now you're really noticing the nails aren't you??).

Some of this lot along with a couple of 'Rockpool' pendants (which were in last post) will be making their way to the shop soon!

Catch you later xxx