Sunday, 6 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Hello again, well I am back as promised with some more photos of my craft room and also a new design for me … a knotted crochet headband / earwarmer.
I do enjoy doing the odd bit of crochet. I have to admit after making so many owl hats last winter I almost got fed up of it but I am back enjoying it again. Here is a headband I made last night.
I am now crafting in my craft room. The carpet fitters returned on Saturday with my carpet and fitted it in no time. After that it was a case of taking my storage unit to pieces and then reassembling it again in my room. All that was easy cos then I had to bring everything upstairs and pack it all away. I have to admit was blumming exhausted by the end of Sunday but no rest for the wicked – I then had a night shift to do!
So here is my room partially filled…
A very tidy desk ….. doesn’t look like that at the moment lol. I have now got a light fitting and curtains. I also have another shelving unit to be put in. I was going to have some floating shelves above my desk but I have changed my mind for now, I prefer having the space there for now ….. maybe in the future I will find something I would like there instead.
I probably won’t have a post for you tomorrow because it is my mother-in-law’s funeral however I shall be back on Saturday.
If you would like the chance to win one of my bracelets pop over to my crafting facebook page before Sunday to find out how.
Have a lovely evening x
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Hi everyone. It has been a few days since my last post because I have been on nights. All finished now though so that is good.
So I discovered this beautiful tutorial on Youtube and I have to say I adore this bracelet.
I have made this with gorgeous fresh water potato pearls and Swarovski chaton crystal montees. It is so pretty in real life and HEAVY!
Here is a closer look at the detail of the design.
I am definitely going to make more of these but I think I might have a bit of fun with brightly coloured glass pearls and see what it looks like.
My craft room is almost finished now – just curtains and shelves to go up. I have moved in and am happy up here. I shall share some more pics tomorrow of the progress.
If you would like to know what I used to make my bracelet here are the picture links …..
If you would like to buy any of my jewellery please pop over to my crafting Facebook page.
See you all tomorrow xx
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Friday, 27 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Wow, I had no idea it has been so long since my last post. Huge apologies. I really need to try and post at least once a week. I have been pretty busy this past couple of months with work. I have also just got back from a little time in Spain enjoying the sunshine which was lovely. Craftwise I am still enjoying my beading although I must admit I think the old Copics may come out soon because I think I am missing my papercrafts a little …… watch this space!!!
Ok, so I have a couple of things to share today. These are my makes for this months challenge on Beading Friends Forever. For those of you who do not know what this is let me tell you – it is a jewellery making challenge blog that I set up a few months ago. I would love it if you took part. Every month there is a tutorial and also a theme to follow plus one person will win a £15 voucher to spend at Beads Direct. We also have a really active Facebook group which I am so proud of. This is full of the most wonderful crafters who share inspiration and support every single day.
Here is what I have made for this month …….
Anything Goes – Hugs and kisses bracelet
I really love this pattern and usually make it with all pearls. This time though I thought I would mix it up a bit and add some crystals. This is so pretty in real life. The pearls and crystals are Swarovski and are so lush.
All my products are from Beads Direct which I just love to order from ….. here is what I used….
seed beads and peridot crystals no longer on website :(
Now then, here is my ring that I made – this is the fi
rst time I have ever made a ring and I am so pleased with how it turned out – what do you think???
This is fabulous and chunky but can be made much smaller using smaller beads. The tutorial is by Beadingful nights and the link is on the BFF blog.
Have a great weekend everyone and see you all later xxx
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Good morning and a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the UK.
Here I am again for the 3rd time this week – I am slowly sharing what I have been creating over the last couple of months. Today I thought I would show a few Hello Kitty bracelets.
This first one is gorgeous. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I had a few crystal hearts so I created a shamballa style bracelet for a child. I am tempted to make an adult version for myself!
This next 2 are just some little stretch bracelets with pearls and charm spacer beads finished with a sweet HK dangle charm …. cute!
Another shamballa style bracelet. I really love the crystal pave disco balls – they are super sparkly in reallife.
This bracelet was a commissioned order for a friends daughter who had just come home for the weekend. She loves everything Hello Kitty so this fit the bill perfectly.
Last but not least another stretch bracelet.These sparkle HK are so sweet. I still have more of them to use up so watch out for more ideas using them
If you would like to buy any of these just get in touch or visit my facebook crafting page.
Have a super Sunday whatever you are doing ….. xxx
Friday, 14 June 2013
Good evening, look at me back so soon! I just thought I would share another couple of leather wrap bracelets-I am totally addicted making these. I love them and think they are great for summer.
The first one is made using navy suede cord and embellished with purple and silver seed beads. This was a custom order for an old friend and I think the colours are gorgeous.
This next one is one that I made for myself. I bought some watermelon tourmaline beads a while ago and didn’t really know what I was going to do with them. Anyway, what a surprise they ended up as a wrap bracelet … this time with a beige suede cord …. pretty!!
Finally I am sharing a bracelet I have just finished this evening. Yes, another suede wrap bracelet but this time using some delicious beads I bought from Beads Direct in the sale ages ago. These are so pretty in real life – green stabilised tiger eye ….. wow!!!
I love how they all look different but are just different versions of each other. Pop over to Beads Direct if you fancy any of the materials used in these bracelets. They will all be there apart from the beads for the middle bracelet.
Right then, popping off for now but will try to post again before the end of the weekend x
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Evening everyone …. oh my word it is 2 months since my last post. I really must apologise for that. I need to get a bit more organised that’s for sure. I am still making jewellery and most of it is on my crafting profile on Facebook.
Today I thought I would remind you about the jewellery challenge I run on Beading Friends Forever. It is a monthly challenge split into a theme and tutorial. There is also a prize from Beads Direct so check it out. Remember you can also join BFF on Facebook ….. see you there.
The theme is to create a piece of jewellery that is multistranded …. here is my set that I created ….
It is a really easy set to make – just beads and spacers but it looks pretty and memory wire bracelets are just so fun to wear.
For the tutorial we had a fabulous video showing how to create a leather wrap bracelet ….. I have made 2 so far and have lots of people asking me to make more of them.
Above a pink and purple bracelet. Below gold and pinks. Product links below. (similar button linked cos otherout of stock)
I think that will do for today – will try and share a few more makes later this week xxx