Leura is pretty famous among the Blue Mountain residents who consider this village as the most beautiful place in the mountains, yes it is famous than Katoomba. We were planning to visit this place for a while and finally decided to drive around today as the temperature was forecasted to be really warm (12° C). An hour drive from home in the Great Western Highway through some of the beautiful mountain suburbs. There were only a few places marked in the websites as a must see places in Leura but since it is only few minutes away from Katoomba, we have a plenty of lookouts in this village.
We visited the Olympian Rock Lookout near the Toy & Rail museum, Gordon Falls Lookout, the famous shops in Leura like Ainsley fine jewellery, Leura fine Woodwork gallery, Moontree Scented candle shop and a hot fresh baked pie for lunch… You can never imagine walking in this town at this time of the year with no jackets but today was a warm day so we managed it. We have to note that around this time last year it was snowing in these regions.
Renommee – A recycled designer clothing shop with a beautiful Quilt shop in the same campus
Bakehouse on Wentworth – They serve yummy hot pies, coffee, cakes and special sourdough bread…
Ainsley Fine Jewellery – Their Amber collection is from Holland and indeed very beautiful.
Olympian Rock Lookout:
The craft markets, vintage shops and boutique shops sell a lot of beautiful handmade jewellery and warm winter clothing…
I have been busy doing a few things for the last few months and one of them is hunting for gemstones and semi-precious stones…
Some collections that I did for an event this week…
These earrings are made with beads, crystals, stones and pearls from India. I learnt a lot while researching about beads and fashion.
Rajput Princess series:
It’s my version of Hugs and Kisses. It was quick this time and I loved making this one. I think it’s time to move to Swarovski pearls & crystals especially with a pattern like this in hand.
A few days back I read in the news how Japan looks beautiful with cherry blossoms everywhere. This earring was inspired from the colors that I saw in those pictures…
The earrings that I have been making with 6 and 8 mm beads gave me some confidence to try something new this time. The lust for learning was growing more but the supplies would be shipped only by next week from India so I decided to spend a few dollars in the local shop to buy some seed beads and beading wire and a plier and started making a earring but I think I chose a wrong beading wire which deformed the shape of my beaded hoop. The seed beads that I chose were of size 12 (I realized they are not of uniform size while beading the hoop) and the beading wire was a metallic wire so when I finished the hoop it didn’t look as I expected. I feel I should have done this hoop with a plastic stretchable wire or a waxed wire.
This is how it looked when I finished the earring hoop.
My first set of fully finished earrings.