Thursday, 9 December 2010

nine :: something special

Christmas came early for me today, with a little parcel from Silverpebble. I'd asked Emma to work her magic on an old silver locket I had. I wanted to brighten it up with some semi-precious stones, while keeping the colour palatte to silver, aqua, turquoise and clear. This is the beautiful result. Isn't it lovely?

Emma also made me this beautiful little pinecone as a surprise gift. She knows I have a pinecone fetish (as one visitor to my house called it) and generously made me one to add to my collection. I'm delighted - there's nothing quite like the most perfect handmade gift. I think it will adorn my tree, which I plan on getting this weekend.

Emma, thanks so much! I'm imagining most people who read here know Emma's work already, but just to remind you.... Emma blogs here, has her own website, and Etsy shop. She's also hosting the winter Splash of Colour.

Sorry for the rather gloomy photos, I left it a little late to get the camera out. All that cold frosty weather has sadly disappeared today. I'm missing it already.

8 comments:

alice c said...

Beautiful! I hope that you have as much pleasure from yours as I do from mine. Nothing would make me happier than to wear it all day, every day.

dottycookie said...

Ah, lovely. I have one that's very similatr, and my favourite thing is the tiny weent snail shell Emma put on it. She's a clever old thing!

Miriam Weaver said...

She's very very clever.

Diane said...

Thats brilliant! I have a few old pieces that I never wear - I might have something like this done with them. xxxxxx

rachel said...

I'm not usually keen on turquoise (my birthstone, too!) but those little beads are just lovely! What a clever makeover.

Purrfect Haven said...

beautiful... like a new thing all over again... modern twist. What picture have you in the locket? Helen x

kristina said...

Oh it's so beautiful. A real treasure. K x

silverpebble said...

Oh it got to you safe and sound - I've been in Glasgow so unable to blog as much as usual. I'm thrilloed that you like it Diana. The pinecone was seriously fun to make!