Saturday, 22 June 2013

Lovely Vintage Cabochons on Rosebudlia Cabochons

I have been listing more vintage cabochons on my site .. take a look here:

Do you make items using zodiac sign cabochons?  Youy might want to see these vintage beauties on Rosebudlia Cabochons ..

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Ok so I have stopped making jewellery and I am now making fabric, polymer clay and papier mache pictures ... and yes, I will post pictures soon :)

Oh, I made this recently .. a store bought pencil box which I painted and distressed and then I created the bead and ribbonwork for the top.  It is now living in New York ... :)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

I think I will stop making jewellery ...

So tell me what this means - for over 25 years I have been making jewellery.  I can sell to Europe and the US but I can't sell to wearers in the UK.  No one wants to wear a stunningly beautiful beaded cuff or a lace and beads necklace/collar here.  I also sell cabochons and 90% of my sales go overseas.  I do sell cabochons to UK beaders but these wonderful and exciting jewellery designers are so few and far between that I can name them!  You know who you are and I LOVE you!  Thank you for being my customers xxxxx

I will still be designing and making but not jewellery - I am going to concentrate on my art.  Art?  Well, fabric and bead art .. I guess that will go abroad too.  Someone. PLEASE tell me why the UK buyer doesn't want to wear anything "different".  I have given it a damn good try .. 25 years of trying ... it just doesn't happen here.  Very sad ...

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

Big Phew!

I dithered - I debated - I dawdled and then I did it. What did I do?  I changed stock from one website to another! Phew, it was mind bending because there was so much to remember each time, but I got there eventually. 

I have and this is where I am (I am very proud to say) known for being the best and largest supplier of vintage plastic cabochons.  If you bead around cabochons, then is THE place to go.  But, mixed in with this site I had jewellery I had made, findings which other sellers can easily sell and other bits and bobs. I decided to take the plunge and open up another Etsy store and put all the jewellery there. (And yes, I have an existing Etsy store which you can see HERE).

I opened up SusanRoseDesigns and here I put all the jewellery I have made which, of course, is for sale.  If you haven't tried Etsy, do so, it's possibly the best thing since ..... the invention of the home computer!

Anyway, all the jewellery I make is now on Etsy.  But about my jewellery, I describe it this way ... 

My jewellery is created for those who love originality and my unique designs often challenge a wearer's comfort zone. I mix steampunk with woven beadwork, whilst also mixing beaded fabrics with polymer clay. I like to push boundaries, contrast textures and overlap styles. I also source designs from cross-cultural influences, i.e., Renaissance and Art Nouveau. I don't have a plan when I start making individual items of jewellery, the inspiration simply grows one cabochon and one stitch at a time.
I try to extend the parameters of jewellery design with innovative, ground-breaking and bold creations. My ambition is to broaden the horizons of the jewellery-making and wearing fraternity, and show that in an ever-expanding world of colour and design, there is room for today’s woman to carry off bold design and mixed media jewellery with confidence, style and panache.

If you love fabric jewellery, if you love to be different, just jave a look, hopefully you will be pleased you did .. SusanRoseDesigns

If you make anything ... anything at all ... sell on Etsy, it's the best!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

beads, Cabochons and Lovely Gorgeous Fabric

I can't stop, I admit it, I am addicted to sewing and creating wearable magicness!  I have made cuffs, I have more to make ... more fabrics on my work table ... more lace to cut ... more beads to arrange ... more cabochons to set and more bits and bobs to sew on .... I love .... cuffs .....

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Another moment of Inspiration

I am making cabochon and lace cuffs at present and I wanted a fabric rose on one of the cuffs.  So, I play around with some of my fabrics and I came up with a few to be working with.  They are great fun to make but you do need a wax gun in my opinion.  Be careful, it will be very hot so don't leave children unattended if they are helping you.
Here is what I have made so far: