Thursday, 21 May 2009

A New Idea

This is a brand new idea for me, it looks fantastic on but sadly I'm terrible at taking photos.
The threads all finish in a gorgeous filigree cone with a lobster catch fastening.The black bead is a large glass button style with white hollow glass beads.
I really enjoyed doing this , only trouble is I need more waxed cord now !!
I don't know yet if I'm keeping this or selling it, knowing me I'll keep it
I think the next one will have more strands making it a real statement necklace.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Ohh I Have Another Award ....Inspiration Award

ohh how fab, I have been awarded the Inspiration award by the lovely Kazz,
the rules for the award are as follows
1) link back to the person who gave it to you;
2) put the picture award on your blog;
3) you can nominate anyone and as many as you choose;
4) leave a fact that no one knows about you;
5) leave a comment on the blog that gave you this award
I love blogging and reading peoples blogs and it is really hard to choose, I have only chosen one this time though and its
Sue has some lovely cards , I love her pink and chocolate card so please do take a look
now for a fact no one knows about me ...hmmmmmm.....urmmmmm.........
I've always wanted to have a ferret as a pet !!
I have a few busy weeks coming up soon but hope to post a few photos soon of some of the work I've been doing recently...I just wish the weather would clear up , we've had enough rain now !

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Ohh I have my first blog award, so's the honest scrap award from the lovely and very kind Thank you very much.
I got a lovely comment about my display cones and this award, hopefully the award means my blog is a good reflection of me...a really normal honest person who enjoys all forms of craft and appreciates the work involved.
There are a few requirements, and they are as follows
  1. I must thank the person who gave me the award , list their blog and link it.
  2. I must list ten (10) honest things about myself & a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
  3. I must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers & list their links
  4. I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

so as the house has emptied this morning of children and my OH , I've been pondering my 10 honest things , so here goes

  • I suffer with low self esteem and constantly worry about things I have said to people
  • My family is my world and I dread the day when all my children move out
  • I am a prolific reader and will read anything.
  • I have a very short attention span and a terrible memory
  • I have always wanted to do enamel work , and I have a small collection of enamel pots
  • I can repair a car but I can't drive !
  • I have and still do dream alot of dreams that in one way or another come true
  • I hate housework and would rather be sitting playing with my beads
  • I have a phobia of peaches, they make me shake and feel sick if I see one, I also have an aversion to unglazed pottery and frosted glass
  • I'm useless at talking about myself and prefer to listen to others

( wow I found that quite difficult !)

The 7 clickable blogs listed below are the people I would like to nominate

  1. Kazzells Crafts
  2. Designed by Fae
  3. Knitz and Bitz
  4. Murano Silver
  5. ShabbyChic
  6. Jane's Blog
  7. handcrafted cards

It was really hard to pick the 7 as everybody I follow has such lovely blogs, please read these blogs and keep this fab award going

Happy blogging all

Monday, 11 May 2009

Makes from a bad weekend...

This weekend has been very draining and upsetting so on Sunday I sat and crafted..for a while now I've wanted to tweak my display table without the huge outlay

so card and scissors in hand I came up with these

they are perfect for bracelets and easily replaceable should they get tatty, plus they stack really well .I have about 20 in black and white and intend to give them a trial run at my next craft fair

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Made just for me.....

It's not often I get jewellery as a present anymore , but one of my bestfriends has just taken up peyote seed beading, I have tried to do it but lose patience with it when she showed me a recent photo of one of her bracelets I asked her if she could do me one and she has

So thank you so much Julie , it is beautiful .........

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Wendy Woe

I recently bought one of the beautiful fairy sculptures from the very very talented OOAK fairy fae sculptures, I'm truely honoured to have her as I know they are not made to sell, so thank you very much Rita

here she is

wendy woe

She is going to be my mum's birthday present,we lost our sister Wendy 10 years ago,Wendy was born with a congenital heart defect and had many problems over the years she sadly died during heart transplant surgery , she was a huge goth fan and looked very much like wendy woe...I know we all miss Wendy very much , she would have loved this little gothic fairy

Trying hard to get back into the swing of things.....

I've not made anything new for ages , sadly I recently miscarried again , my 9th now and it has took me longer than usual to get back into the swing of everyday life but I'm definatly getting there now.

I recently went to the bead and gem show at Newark showground and had a fantastic time as they had a whole seperate hall full of beads....heaven !!

Spent far more than I should but I came away with some lovely beads, I did buy alot of glass pearls and shell beads.

So here is this mornings makes

coffee and cream glass pearl bracelet

I love making this style and normally do them in whole range of mixed colours, I may do some in summery pastels next

Burgundy and cream pearl flower hair combs

my first attempt at hair combs , I'm quite pleased with them but I'm sure with practice I can only improve, I have also done another pair in cream and pink

Hopefully my beading inspiration is back and I have lots more new ideas