Thursday, 6 May 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
I am on a quest for 150 facebook fans, please share this link with your friends for my facebook page. I will pick a winner at random once I've reached 150 to win this fabulous pair of messy girl earrings worth £20 so get fanning!
This week for my folksy friday I have decided to feature top handcrafted homewares. A pretty laptop cover from Toggle - make those laptop days less boring, a delightful little blossom cushion from Emma Jane Designs to adorn your glam boudoirs ladies, a stunning photo from Bear Graphics that reminds me of summer holidays in Cornwall and a cheeky little ceramic animal creature from Wiktorski Ceramics - every home should have one!
Thursday, 18 March 2010
I am currently working on setting a beautiful dark faceted stone with a pointed back. Below are some pictures of the stone, work in progress and the setting that I hand cut and shaped out of silver wire to act as a claw and hold the stone in place. This wasn't an easy process but this type of setting really allows the light to hit each cut of the stone, creating a stunning sparkle. Initially I was thinking towards mounting it onto a ring base, but as it is quite a large stone (approx 1cm x 1cxm) I'm now leaning towards mounting it onto a piece of silver wire to create an attractive pendant.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Its that time of week again, time for my roundup of top pics from folksy shops. This week the theme is new shops. So here is my selection: A Beautiful corset chair by Sarah Louise Dix, A cute little ipod cover from Egoor England, lovely little sock puppit from One shy Elephant and a handmade sign from potstop that somehow appealed to me! (Mmm chocolate!)
Friday, 5 March 2010
I am jumping on the band wagon and running my first folksy friday This week it's all about knitwear. I love it and think the following shops show that knitting is not just for Grannys anymore. Here are my hot picks for this week. A beautiful pair of fingerless mittens from blue fish handmade , a gorgeous knitted bow headband from dolly knits, a delightfull little teacosy from messyfish and a lovely wrap round cardy from iLEAiYE
Friday, 26 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Hello, my name is Trudy and here is an insight into what goes on at Handmade By Trudy. So far I am in the process of setting up my facebook page , my online folksy shop and of course this blog. So bare with me it's going to be a long process and hopefully i'll make some jewellery on the way. Made a beautiful abalone bangle this week that just needs polishing up will post pics soon when its done.