Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Fairy Wishes!

Hello All! Time for another picture this is my newest piece, called Fairy Wishes. I am very pleased with this as it is the first time I have used

wire wrapping on headpins. I used glass flower beads, seed beads, Czech Crystal, Swarovski bicones, hearts, butterflies and pearls to complete this. I also added a little fairy charm too. The only question is to keep this or to sell it, I really love it and it took me ages to make, but in another way I would love to sell it too. I just can't decide, at the end of the day you can't keep everything you make for yourself can you!!!!

Weather is getting cooler now, which is making jewellery creating a lot easier!!! I have itching like mad though!! I got bit by a spider the other day and came up in a rash everywhere!!! Hubbie took me to the hospital for an injection, it went away really quickly but it is back again now, although not so bad!!!! What a thing!!!!

Friday, 21 September 2007

Ocean Jasper

Here I am again, and what an exciting day!!!! Nic, from the Uk beaders Forum came to Turkey for a holiday, in my home town, so we met up, and talked about life and beads!!! It was fab because I have no one to talk to beads with-I talk to hubbie, my 2year old daughter and my Mum and Dad, but they don't have a passion for beads, if you know what I mean. It was lovely to toss ideas two and fro. It would be so lovely to be part of an English group here, just to meet up, and share ideas about beading etc. Nicola also treated me to one of her Dichronic pendant necklaces, which is beautiful, and a nice petite size for me, I will show you a picture soon. I love it, and the gemstone beads she also gave me-what a treat.

I am waiting for another bead order and a couple of books to arrive, can't wait-one is about seed beading which I thought I might have ago at through the winter.

Here is my new Bracelet, named Natural Jasper made from Ocean Jasper Ovals, and lots of Swarovski crystal bicones in natural earthy colours. The Ocean Jasper just feels so shiney and silky in your hands, can't stop feeling it! Thanks for reading again, and hope to post some more new stuff soon, as I am busy making at the mo!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

I Haven't posted anything for a while-sorry about that!!!! But I have been busy with my beads, and I am waiting for a large order to come from Amercia, and a couple of books from Amazon. One is by Donna Kato-how to create different polymer clay bead surfaces (came out on the 1st September), another called Mastering Beadwork-hopefully I shall learn how to seed bead, and finally, The Art of Polymer Clay beads- which is going to be a christmas present from my Mum and Dad. I can't wait to recieve my bead order (i've got some Ocean Jasper coming-which I've been waiting to buy for ages, and some Crystal Copper Swarovski Crystal-and lots of other bits-including a craft mate storage bag, which looks fab!!!!), or my books, I love reading about beading!!!! Well here is what I have been busy making. The first is called An Evening Out, I could just imagine this piece with an elegant black dress, for those special parties, and christmas meals. It has been made with silver plated chain, Fushia, Jet and Peridot Swarovski Bicones and a Vitrail Medium Swarovski Heart-which I love!!!

The second doesn't have a name yet-I used semi precious Aquamarine-Amethyst and Citrine, along with Pacific Opal, Citrine, and Violet Swarovski bicones. Thanks for looking again.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Purple Mood!

No, I've not disappeared, I've been doing a few different things lately-like treating myself to watching the telly and early nights as I have been so tired. However, felt like getting creative last night, and made this I've called it Pretty in Purple. I made it using Crystal AB, Violet and Aquamarine Swarovski crystals, purple coloured glass real effects beads, and Swarovski blue pearls. I finished it off with this stunning heart, which flashes purple and blue, (sorry this has a special name but I don't know it for sure), and added silver plated chain. I really like it and you can wear it as a choker or longer (although this does depend on the size of your neck!!!!). Not all that long till christmas now, and I shall making a few bits for the festive season soon, so keep watching this space!!