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Personalised fascinator by Ilyere
Personalised fascinator
The main inspiration for this design came from a blog post by Hobbycraft. I took some of its ideas, such as the base discs and diamante feathers, and then added some of my own ideas, such as the flowers.

I've had this huge obsession with fascinators and small wearable hats for the longest time, so it makes me really happy to make my own design!

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- Silver haircomb
- Two base discs
- Crin fabric
- Ribbon
- Diamante feathers
- Sewing thread and needle
Banded agate 'Caramel' by Ilyere
Banded agate 'Caramel'
Often called the “earth rainbow”, Banded Agate is a healing stone for body, mind and spirit. It can increase concentration, honesty and memory. Banded Agate also protects the wearer from psychic attack, thereby preventing negative energy from harming you.

This stone was much more regular in shape compared to others that I've worked with before. I tried to give it a tall frame so that it looks like it sits snugly, but I feel that the curls that I made to compliment it sort of let the piece down. I just didn't want to make it too similar to my previous works.

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- Banded agate gemstone
- 0.80mm brass wire
- 0.40mm brass wire
- Two Citrine Swarovski bicone beads

Serpentine 'Fresh mint' by Ilyere
Serpentine 'Fresh mint'
Serpentine aids in meditation and enhances spiritual exploration.  Serpentine assists the retrieval of wisdom, helping to regain memory of past lives.  It clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra, opening psychic abilities.  Serpentine assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas.  It corrects mental and emotional imbalances, helping you to feel more in control of your life.

This piece of serpentine is a very large and thin chip, so I've used a loose case to hold it rather than pulling wires out to support it. The curls were kept small and out of the way of the stone itself to show this fact.

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- Serpentine gemstone
- 0.80mm brass wire
- One bicone Peridot Swarovski crystal

Kusudama 'Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko by Ilyere
Kusudama 'Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko

Another model from the Tomoko Fuse book.

This model’s name is “Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko” (花星八角切子) – This one actually has a translation. “Hanahoshi” is star flower, “Hakkaku” is octagon or star anise seed, and “Kiriko” is a faceted object. A very straight-forward name, as you’ll be able to see from the pictures.

This one actually came out quite small; in hindsight, I should have used 15cm squares instead of quartering into 7.5cm pieces. As a result, the accompanying Sonobe cubes came out tiny. Making the star pieces was the hardest part, because I had to cut out decently regular octagons before I could start, which could lead to folding errors if done wrong.

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- Six 7.5cm squares of duo-coloured paper
- 20 7.5cm squares of  patterned chiyogami
- Twelve 3.75cm squares of patterned chiyogami
- Matching coloured twine
- Matching coloured glass beads
-PVA glue

Satin flower hairband by Ilyere
Satin flower hairband
I came across this tutorial - (…for making satin flowers, which prompted me to make this hairband!

It's a bunch of satin flowers attached to a satin-covered hairband. It makes for a great handmade craft project, as you can choose to make everything yourself, if you wish.

I've been very inactive as of late, and it only keeps get busier for me. From constant studying to constant revision for exams now. :/

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- Assorted ribbon in different shades of blue and white and of different widths
- Some pearls and decorations
- White hairband
- Two metres of white ribbon for covering the white hairband
- Superglue
- Needle and thread


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Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
I'm a full-time university student studying Computer Science, so life is quite busy at the moment, but in my spare time, I like to dabble in all kinds of artisan crafts.
My main speciality is origami and jewellery, but I've been trying to do more things with sewing.
I don't update my DA the most; I update my Facebook page more often with WIPs and the like, so I would prefer if you followed me there. :3

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Sadly, I'm no longer a student of Cambridge. The course was far too difficult for me, and I was very unprepared for the workload I received. I spent a lot of time attempting to study the material and understand things, but I couldn't cope with it and had many problems during the length of the year, both academically and health-wise. The exams I sat were not nice, I knew I was in big trouble after the first one.

So over the summer, I've managed to successfully apply for a place at Birmingham. Same course (Computer Science), but a lot closer to home. (Only an hour's train ride compared to three!) And I live in a lovely area that's close to the Chinese quarter, yummy food and snacks, haha! I'm a bit worried because I live in accommodation that's meant for Birmingham City students... Not that there's anything wrong with BCU students, but the fact is that I live a little bit further than most freshers of my uni. It's hard for a person like me to get out there and socialise... >w<

I was lucky to be able to secure a place so late in the year. Well, I'm determined to have a successful uni year for the first time, and I don't want to ruin this opportunity I have.

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AlisiaLanet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama
The-Elven-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+fav: - your work is lovely! :heart:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome ^_^
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ty for the watch :hug:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your pendants are very inspiring. ^_^
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter

Thank you for the watch, Helen! :heart:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You are one of the best origami artists I've seen on DA. ^_^
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Aww that's very kind; there are so many AMAZING origami artists here who create their own designs...I cannot compare to them (yet ;))
BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! 
Ilyere Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I like your kind of jewellery, good luck with your new Etsy shop!
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