The Vamoose


Oh dear, please excuse my lack of posting!
Here is a quick update of some of the things I have been creating recently…

Continuing a love for sliced agate and developing a new fondness for braided leather. For now it takes the form of a bracelet but I hope to make something a little more adventurous soon.

A silk/wool mix yarn has been knitted into tubes and plaited. The mesh band has swivel clips attached to each end enabling the removal and addition of sections. I finally managed to find a decent quality crepe cord which you can see plaited above in black. I’m very tempted to transform it into a bracelet/bangle instead.

| Self-made necklace paired with a vintage silk blouse from Anja

I can’t help but scrunch my face up at the sight of this necklace. Looking at it now, the proportions appear so awkward. Hopefully removing one of the sections and lengthening the mesh band will change my mind.

I’ve been trying to find large vintage brass beads for so long! A hunt which began when I started planning a collection based on molecular structure and geometry. I’ve now accumulated enough to keep me happy …. at least for the time being.
I did have plans to do more exciting things other than stringing them onto snake chain, but that said, I’m quite fond of this piece. The simplest designs often agree with me the most.

Seeing as I prefer the necklace in it’s simplest form, I thought I’d follow on from the idea in the previous post and see whether I could implement a removable aspect. This is just a rough example, but even attaching the pom pom brooches seems to create a nice effect.

OR…. perhaps they should be left to adorn a skinny belt?

The beads move freely on the snake chain, only stopped by the caps which finish each end. When other forms of decoration are attached, e.g. a large or small pom pom brooch, they separate and rest beside the decoration. I have another idea to incorporate fabric ruffles into beaded necklaces. An idea which may finally enable me to create a piece involving PVC! I have a love/hate relationship with PVC, but that just makes me all the more eager to work with it.

And before I forget, thank you to both Blonde and Lucky Magazine for featuring my sailor knot bracelet in their recent issues! Blonde magazine were very kind to send a copy to me and thank you to the lovely Michelle for sending Lucky!

image source: personal photographs

37 Responses to update

  1. Post Grad Hair Cut

    Oh gorgeous. Love the gold beads and the braids. Congrats on your features.

  2. Crystal

    Oh man. I love love love the black rope with the white! Seriously…it's love.

  3. hannah and landon

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! You're amazing!!


    well done!
    that agate necklace. spectacular! x

  5. kelly

    LOVE all this. and the agate is stunning!

  6. Jess

    So pretty!! Amazing pieces!


  7. Elizabeth

    Love the new creations, and congrats on the magazine mentions.

  8. Anonymous

    i drool over everything. everything!!

  9. Jennifer

    I think an artist is always most critical of their creations… I love the plaited necklace and would definitely wear it! Why have an either/or decision on necklace or bracelet for the style, why not make both?

  10. DFY

    Amazing pieces! I'm so in love with the pom pom necklace.

  11. zee

    hi there, i can't wait to see your new stuff go on sale! will you be sending email updates or anything? :)


  12. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    i cant wait to see the pom poms in your store!
    congratulation on being feautured

  13. :: B ::

    Congrats on the magazine and blog features! Saw your gorgeous Sailor's Knot bracelet on I'm a serious bracelet fanatic so that is now on my upcoming birthday list :) Hopefully someone loves me enough to snag one for me!

    Also love your writing style! Makes me feel like I'm right there in the lab with you.

  14. Hello Lindello

    Congrats on the features! So cool and well deserved.

    I love the simple necklace with brass balls. I want!

    The braided necklace with mesh is also quite wonderful. Good stuff!

  15. OliviaDias

    Your jewellery is so beautiful and unique!
    when I have money I am definitely visiting your etsy store. x

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  17. Faux Naif


    gosh, congratulations on the feature! it's so nice to see good talent getting well-deserved recognition.

  18. thevamoose

    thanks everyone!

    Jennifer: ha ha, yes I'm not sure why it would have to be one or the other!

    zee: I should really organise a mailing list/twitter/facebook page for updates. I'll get it sorted!

  19. Miss Madeline

    that's all really lovely!

  20. Lulu S.

    Lovely!! I enjoy your posts so much! Also, congrats on the magazine mentions :)

  21. Kitten

    So lovely! You're so talented :)

  22. Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes

    so clever, I like the rope necklace

  23. Little Gray Pixel

    I love everything you do — I'm such a big fan. I was putting together a post on pom necklaces, and I hope you don't mind but I posted one of your photos with a link back to your blog. Cheers! – V

  24. Dennise

    I love what you do with mesh. I keep trying to find tutorials on working with it myself but alas, to no avail. Therefore, you must put some of those pieces on your shop so I can buy them and be happy. xo

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    congrats on the magazine pics! really like what you do.

  26. Nishant

    I love love love the black rope with the white! Seriously…it's love.
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  27. Lana

    Absolutely love your jewellery and your blog, wow!

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  29. Alex and the waves

    I just find your blog! I lost your blog's name..It's always a pleasure to read your post!

  30. Joanna M.

    Can't wait to buy the agate necklace!
    Your blog is one of my fave. addictions!


  31. Sandy a la Mode

    congrats on being featured! i am in love with your sailor knot necklace… but i love everything else too!! great work, keep it up!!

  32. acmtucker

    just found you and your blog from the front page of etsy just now! your stuff is very inspiring! I love the crisp clean look in all your stuff and the wonderful mix of materials. will be looking forward to your posts and creations.


    Your blog is absolutely AMAZING!

  34. Dina-Dyorre

    I've said it before and I'll say it again – you are a magnificent inspiration.

  35. couture dresses

    These are gorgeous! I love especially the first one, it's divine.

  36. Natalie

    love it all!!

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