Friday, 28 January 2011

Stampman in the Orient!

Oh I wish I was!
Could do with a little warmth and sunshine this week, feeling the lack of it! It doesn't help spendoing my days closeted in the craft room though but it's been soooo difficult tearing myself away from my craft, I've had so many exciting ideas.

Here's a little thing I've been playing with, a bracelet using oriental embellishments and beads from the shop

I've used

and held them all together with a macrame band made from waxed linen thread

here's a close up of the style stone beads

They are stamped and embossed then painted with alcohol inks, a lovely technique if anyone fancies having a go at miniatures.  

So the challenge for the next couple of weeks is to make something oriental then all you have to do is pop it on The Stampman Challeng Blog. There's some amazing inspiration and a huge variation in ideas so do go and take a look. I'm certain it'll inspire you to have a go.

Hope you have a great weekend
x Michelle


Sally H said...

That's beautiful, Michelle! I love the colour and those style stone beads are so beautiful! Hope you are keeping okay xxx

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous bracelet Michelle, love the blue colours.
Have a good weekend.

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous project Michelle, just love the whole effect you have created and amazing workmanship.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fiona said...

Is there no end to your talent Michelle? You always manage to come up with something different and always beautifully crafted & this is no exception.

The Stamp Man said...

Fantastic work again Michelle!! Alcohol inks work great on the style stones, I really must get them on the website:)

Jill x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous Michelle, love the stamped stones. xx