Friday, 16 August 2013

A Tudor Inspiration

After my recent visit to Kentwell Hall I was inspired to make a Tudor style necklace.  I bought the Tudor Rose pendant from Kentwell and decided on red and green beads with pewter/gun metal spacers and an oak leaf and rose toggle clasp.

Of course I couldn't just leave it at a necklace so made earrings and a bracelet to compliment.  The bracelet was made using memory wire using just one loop instead of the several used to make bangle style bracelets.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Trips/Events: Kentwell Hall Tudor Midsummer

I fell in love with Kentwell Hall on my very first visit as a child with the school, it did involve dressing up and even back then I loved an excuse to dress up!  It's only about 40 minutes from our doorstep so back in June I was thrilled to find out there was a Tudor Midsummer event taking place.  I asked one of my besties (who understands why Tudor history is so fascinating) to join me for what turned out to be a gorgeous day.  The weather was very British mix of sunshine and showers but we were too busy admiring the stunning costumes, wandering about the lovely gardens, oohing over the delightful stitching and being chatted up by men in extraordinarily large cod pieces to notice!