Saturday, 26 April 2008

See I didn't forget!

No I didn't forget that I should be blogging more often!
Unfortunately no yummy pictures of Fethiye to show you, but it does give me another excuse to go off to the harbour, and grab another ice cream whilst I take some photo's-I'm sure my daughter would be very happy to hear that!!
I made a few bits and pieces this week, I am pleased with this braclet, it's the first time I have used accuflex, and I have to say it crimps wonderfully-and I love all the great colours you can get. I so enjoy finding new things in the beading world. I've also started using silver plated beads and crimp covers, and I am equally as pleased-unfortunately yet anothe thing to add to the beading lists when I go shopping!!
Here's the picture of my new bracelet-I've decided to keep this one too (however I have made another to sell!)! I used David Christian's handmade cane beads-I've fallen in love with those too!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Going seed bead mad!

Well it hasn't been all that long, since my last post, so I take my hat off to myself! I am determined to try harder with this whole blogging thing!!! I am feeling very excited today, becuase my big parcel of beadies from the states should arrive at kargo today, and seeing as I only live 5 minutes away, I think I shall go and collect! Can't wait to get stuck in and use some new beads I got from Julie Fountain the other day. Small things make us beaders so happy!!

Hopefully soon, I shall take some photo's of Fethiye, and my hubbie's shop for you to see, Fethiye is so beautiful, and the weather is apsolutely fab at the mo!

But for today, here's one necklace I am so pleased with....I think I shall name it spring lasso (name help from the Uk beaders!)


I don't normally like big jewellery for myself, but I came to the conclusion that I am a jewellery designer, and I really should make an effort to wear a bit bolder necklaces etc, so I decided to keep this one for myself. I wear it most days and have fallen in love with it. However, I felt so guilt about this I made a mini version, and bracelet to sell.


I used various Swarovski crystals, dunk beads, dyed pearls, seedies, czech beads, and some blobby lampwork beads, which I bought on a trip to Marmaris.
Well I better away now, I have just finished a brown necklace in a similar style, so I will show you soon and get some great pictures of Fethiye for you!

Monday, 7 April 2008

What a long time!

I haven't written anything for such a long time-apolgises! I have no excuse either!

The weather has been very up and downy lately, what sunny day we have are really quite warm now, although in between we are get bursts of April Showers! It's not just a case of raining cats and dogs, and should think it was raining cats, dogs, snakes, hamsters and guinea pigs. That could be why I haven't posted much lately-busy with our new addition, a little guinea pig I have named Dimple. He is very cute, he was left at a pet shop bt another family, so already pretty tame, and he is getting even better, I can take him out the cage without him running away now-which I think is excellent. Anyway enough of that....what have I been making, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, featuring fab lampwork beads by Tan- tanofcourse, Julie- lush lampwork and Anna -Beads on Toast . All have Swarovski, and some have dyed pearls-umm yummy!