Monday 5 November 2007

Making Jewellery

I love making my own jewellery and these are some of the things I have made. I tend to take apart old jewellery and spent a few Sundays last summer hunting for glass and metal jewellery at boot fairs where it usually costs a few pence (I’m not a fan of plastic as it doesn’t have anywhere near the same look or feel.

I love these because they go with anything beige or brown or when I wear my black abaya and leopard-print scarf.
I made these with a mix of glass beads whose colours, shapes and textures appealed to me. They feel a bit heavy sometimes but are nice to cheer up a plain black abaya.

These are just some fun little bracelets that I made for my little girl and my baby niece in Pakistan. The beads felt a little tacky for adult pieces, but seemed fine for kids stuff.


  1. As Salaamu Alaikum Sister:

    Nice pieces, Masha Allah! I also make jewelry, mainly earrings. I use glass beads, sometimes semi-precious stone beads. Insha Allah I will photograph some of my pieces and put them up on my blog.

    I found you through UmarLee.

  2. Salaam sister,
    thank you for your kind comments. I am a total amateur, but its lots of fun and something to brighten up your clothing. I also find it very therapeutic sometimes and good for the soul to make something out of old things instead of throwing them. I will definitely keep an eye out for your pieces and to see how you use the semi-precious stones which i have considered but not used.

  3. Salaams Sis:

    I subscribed to your blog and it will remind me to let you know when I put my pieces up.

    I, too, have bought broken necklaces and such in the past. Occasionally, I still do. There are also a lot of bead sites on the Web.

    There is also a sister in Maryland who beads and has her own shop. She teaches classes, too. When I find her link, Insha Allah, I'll forward it to you.

    How is your novel coming along? I am a member of Islamic Writer's Alliance. We also have a working e-group to help sister writers. Check us out.

    Keep up the good work!