One of the things I love about making jewellery is all the colour. Gemstones occur naturally in every colour of the rainbow, and manmade glass, crystal and other beads can be any colour imaginable. There’s a limitless palette to work with! Sometimes, though, I want something more neutral to wear.
The pendant on this necklace is charcoal jasper. This initially came as part of a mixed set that I bought off eBay, way back in the early days of my beading adventure, before even Drakestail existed. That bead mix included another charcoal jasper flower, which I used a while back to make a different necklace. Then it sat around for quite a while, looking pretty and waiting for me to be inspired. I decided to pair it with some oval beads called black line jasper, and it turned into a pretty monochromatic necklace!
I’m excited to announce that Drakestail has another show in our 20014 line-up! On May 25th we’ll be back at the Ravenswing DIY Fair! Ravenswing holds a special place in our hearts because it was the very first show we ever attended, way back in May 2008. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, and we had a great time meeting fans and talking about our jewellery. It’s an outdoor fair, located at Minto Park, close to downtown at Elgin Street and Lewis Street. It has really good variety in vendors, from jewellery and pottery to small-press and self-published zines, from preserves and cupcakes to seedlings. Each year the line-up changes and there’s lots to see. There’s always live musicand a DJ, and a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.
Two years ago we shared our tent with a close friend of mine, who was selling preserves and delicious treats. I’m excited to announce that we’ll be sharing a tent again! His brand new business, called Sing for Icing, will feature loaves and cakes and other goodies. We hope you can make it!