On Saturday my wonderful bridesmaids organised an amazing hen do for me. They know me pretty well needless to say, and the afternoon involved crafting and afternoon tea!!
We made some lovely jewellery. The theme was pearls and we were each given a string of a particular type and then were helped to make earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. I was too caught up in it all to take pictures of the process, but it was much easier than I thought. The fiddliest bit was getting the various fastens on, but the two lovely ladies were so helpful.
Here are my creations:
We were able to choose from a huge range of colours, but with the grey pearls I had chosen I decided to stick to simple colours, and was very pleased with the result! We used crimp beads to keep the beads in place on the necklace, which we squashed with pliers to keep them fixed to the wire. The earrings were quite challenging, getting them to fix to the fastening but we were in capable hands.
Here are the individual pieces: (excuse the light, C is fitting a fire downstairs so I am banished upstairs where there is not so much space for photo taking!)
And of course we all wore them for our evening activities, dinner, drinks and dancing!!
Here is the yummy afternoon tea: it was scones, éclairs and Suffolk apple cake, so unbelievably tasty and served on wonderful vintage china :)
As you can see I had a wonderful tiara for the day (the rest of my 'attire' had to come off for the jewellery making as it got in the way!!)
If you're ever around the Suffolk area and fancy a spot of jewellery making, here is the website, I would highly recommend them! They do classes, fairs and all sorts. Definitely a new crafting hobby I want to pursue.... maybe after the wedding though!!