I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show with a friend of mine... I went in thinking... eh, I can totally resist knitting and stitching. OH MY GOD THERE ARE SHINY THINGS! JEWELLERY STUFF! WAHH!
Went slightly mad buying supplies. I think I'm all set for gift making for quite a while now.
The best find for me were these unpolished hematite beads. I've gotten slightly obsessed with matte black finishes in recent years and these are amazing.
Combined with black waxed cord, they're rather unisex. Also I love waxed cord because it doesn't get tangled up in my hair so badly as chains do. I've been replacing all my pendants on chains with this cord. It's so stupidly cheap... £1.50 for 20 metres!
I also made this simple paper necklace. It's a kind of elegant version of these kids necklaces I found on the interwebs.
and another simple bracelet using those amazing hematite beads again
I love cubes, especially on the diagonal.