The Vamoose

development

Hello there,
Hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day weekend! My boyfriend took me to White Scar Cave near Ingleton, North Yorkshire (England). For anyone who enjoys going underground with a hard hat and has an interest in cave formations/caverns I’d recommend! I’d also suggest suitable footwear. Unaware of my underground activities, I was not equipped with such a necessity and spent the tour tip-toeing in heeled boots to avoid the peril of metal walkway grating. Hmmm.

Here are some of the things I have been creating of late…

soft

pompoms / rope / fabric knots / brass beads / twisted chain

making plans

leather / brass beads / fabric knots / chain
Working with leather cord and fabric knots allow me to create more sculptured shapes. I will definitely be developing this technique further.

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leather / gold plated metal
I’m fondly reminded of friendship bracelets…

sample

I’ve been testing out a sample for the past week and I’m a little in love.

almost

A remade version of the twisted metal necklace, this time with narrower mesh.
I’ll be replacing the grosgrain ribbon with thick black silk and then it’s ready to list in the shop.

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I finally got a chance to perfect the mesh bracelet last week and my hands are still healing from the perils of working with metal. I’ve already had a number of requests for the mesh bracelet since I posted the updated version to my tumblr. I’ll be making a batch of them this week!

oh, I almost forgot!! I’m giving away one of my sailor’s knot bracelets over at Post Grad Haircut. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address. Easy. The giveaway ends tonight at midnight so be quick!!

26 Responses to development

  1. Flor M.

    Beautiful!! I love the rope necklace!

  2. Hello Lindello

    I love the twisted chain. Your collection goes so well with with everything <3

  3. LouisaEtNam

    like them so much!

    xox
    /nam

  4. jules.

    omg the necklaces are amazing i deffinatly want some :D XXX

  5. goldene

    the necklaces (second and fifth shot) are really beautiful…

  6. {eleise}

    wow! beautiful work! i'm really looking forward for you to add more white rain drop necklaces! i might snag one if my hubby will allow it =) lol

  7. sookhyuniee

    Hi there! I'm so inspired by your work! I was wondering if you could recommend a high quality online jewelry supply store for us beginners to get started ?

    I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks so much!

  8. Ms. B @ Millie Deel

    What lovely creations! I love the pompom necklaces and the leather bracelets!!

  9. Jaeve + Things

    All so darn gorgeous!!!

  10. jennifer young

    these are brilliant! my fave is the first pic/showcase–what a beautiful collection of creations!
    j.

  11. Sarah Westervin

    I am just all sorts of in love with your jewelry! I've been doing some very early wedding planning, and I'm thinking your necklaces would be perfect on my bridesmaids. Just perfect! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I featured some of them on my blog: http://www.westervin.com/blog/2010/02/16/the-shopping-sherpa-an-etsy-wedding/

    It's a post regarding our wedding plans, obv :)

    Best,

    Sarah

  12. Gisely Chessed

    Amazing! Beautiful. I am in love.
    Hugs from Brazil!

  13. thevamoose

    thank you everyone :)

    Sarah: I'm currently working on my first wedding order! such a lovely feeling creating something for such a special day..

  14. eliwer

    i love your blog and your art.
    you r a great colorist!
    thank you for the inspiration

  15. tinypaperheart

    i cannot wait until you list these in the shop!! esp. the mini pom poms and leather bracelets!

  16. Fair

    i missed the giveaway. :(

  17. seesaw designs

    oh my!

  18. Engra

    i like the necklaces so much!!

  19. A

    you make the most amazing jewelry

    x

  20. Iva

    WOW!! I really love your pieces! So simple but great statements, truly beautiful! I hope you had a nice day and enjoy your weekend!

  21. RAKU.

    es todo precioso,delicado, sacado de un sueño, no se con cual quedarme…enhorabuen por tu trabajo.

  22. asp.net websites

    The brass bead necklace is fantastic, a clever idea and such a great outcome. Hope to see more variations on it.

  23. Lawrence

    What I noticed are those fabulous brass beads! Those trendy pieces inspired me to give my daughter a jewelry gift for her eighteenth birthday. She loves brass beads so much. She even asked a local jewelry designer to design her one. This is just a thought. Since jewelry designers are getting high demands on their products, I think it is best to have good relationships with their brass manufacturers and brass rod suppliers for them to get quality brass, copper and wire supplies. I believe that she even ordered some pieces for her blog giveaways.

  24. Do you have instructions on how to make the sailor knot bracelet?
    (The four that you show up at the top of the page.)

    Thank you,
    Barbara

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