Happy 18th Birthday Nicole Leadbetter

For my cousin’s 18th Birthday I made her an ocean inspired necklace and earrings set.

She loves all things under the sea, in particular whales and dolphins…. so what to make her? A whale tail necklace with splash drop earrings of course!
And as, she too, is a February birthday, it just had to be an amethyst stone… these ones a beautiful pastel Lavender Amethyst.

A few in process shots…

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…. and the finished piece…

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Happy Birthday Nicole :)
I hope you like them!

Chloe out.

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Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival 2015

My first Beltane Fire Festival…. and hopefully not my last! It was glorious.

The festival takes place on Calton Hill. It is a procession, which starts at the National Monument (know to Beltaners as the Acropolis) and proceeds anti-clockwise around the path meeting various groups along the way. The procession is driven by the beat of drums which urge it inexorably towards summer. At the procession’s head is the May Queen and the Green Man, followed by a cavalcade of characters who are intrinsically linked to them and their journey. Their destination is punctuated by various groups who either help or hinder their progress towards the Green Man’s fate and the May Queen’s destiny. After a dramatic stage performance signifying the inception of summer the May Queen and Green Man spark the birth of summer by lighting a huge bonfire. The performance then moves into its community phase. All the participants congregate in a place called the Bower. From here the finishing movements of the festival are played out in a dance of reds and whites. This is also where the home comforts of warmth, food and drink are provided to the tired and often very cold performers and crew. The boundaries between performers and audience then fades and the festival, performers, music and audience drift off into the night, taking away the memories of a unique and special event.” check out the Beltane Fire Society website for more.

Now time for the much needed photos! (a little NSFW if yer bothered by that kind of naked thing!)

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A hot, hot summer indeed!

Chloe out.

Happy Birthday to me!

My Birthday was on Saturday, we didn’t take all that many photos… but I just had to share some snaps of my fabulous cake by Mummy Candy Cupcake!

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The two year old in me was more excited by the fact that I got to keep the toys!

And it tasted AWESOME!!!

Thank you everyone for a rather lovely chilled out Birthday, and thank you to everyone who sent me birthday messages, cards and gifts… you all rock!!

Much love.

Chloe out.

21st One Second Every Day

This is my second year of filming seconds.

If you didn’t see last year, pop on over to 20th One Second Every Day and check out the inspiration behind the film.

It’s always interesting looking back at a year. I feel like my Degree Show was soooo long ago, but it was only the start of this year. This year for me was rather boring. Looking back I can see that. I’m glad I’ve filmed all these seconds and I’ve come to that realisation. It will push me this year to make life more exciting! to get those interesting seconds!

Anyway! hope you like my little film :)

See you on the other side…

Chloe out.

Winged Rose Photo Pebble for Mrs Cupcake

All these roses that have been floating around recently, gave me the inspiration for a new Zendoodle… and in turn an idea for a birthday gift for Mrs Cupcake!

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I got to work making her one of my photo pebbles.

She loves huge jewellery… so I hope she’ll like this HUGE pendant!!

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All polished up and pretty, I displayed the finished necklace on a frame containing the original Zendoodle drawing. Oh and the beads of the chain are faceted carnelians.

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I do realise the back looks a little devilish, especially with the red stitching… this wasn’t my intention! but it did make her laugh!!

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Oh and the portrait inside? My parents of course! Snapped on a little campervanning holiday down in the New Forest.White (14)

What do you think?

I love these photo pebbles so much I’ve opened them up for commissions!

These pebbles can be made in any metal you want, they can feature any surface design you want, you can use any photo you want, and I can turn them into any form of jewellery you want! Prices start from £60 and all pieces come with lovely custom packaging! So, if you love them just as much as I do, pop on over to my commissions page and drop me a message at info[@]chloehenderson.co.uk and we can start our design process :)

Chloe out.

Silver Birthday Roses

I was commissioned to make a full set of silver roses based upon a junk-jewellery rose earring the client bought, loved, and lost part of on holiday. My instructions were to stick to the basic shape of the earring, but add my own flair, add a texture to the silver and make them much much bigger!

This is the original earring:

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After a few copper samples…

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… and a leafy moustache…

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… I got to work on the silver set…

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… and this is how it turned out all polished up and pretty:

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Hopefully, when she’s feeling better I’ll got some cute modelled shots too :)

What do you think?

This commission was a bit of a challenge for me. I’ve never make a structured piece with so many layers before, and I’m pretty proud of how they turned out… I might have to add this sculptural layering way of making into my current project somewhere!

If you’re interested in setting up a commission, please pop on over to my Commissions Page for more details.

Chloe out.