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I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Folksy Friday - In Honour of the Ryder Cup.

Here in South Wales, Ryder Cup Fever is in full swing, so my theme for this week's Folksy Friday is Golf.

First up is this beautiful brooch by Teasemade http://www.folksy.com/items/813217

I Love this card by Accidental Vix http://www.folksy.com/items/520621

This Shoe Bag from LifeCovers is the perfect gift for a Golf loving dad http://www.folksy.com/items/567053

Some lovely bright and funky notecards from Crafty Mushroom http://www.folksy.com/items/523485

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

A is for Autumn & Acorns.

Here in Wales the weather is decidedly autumnal, chilly mornings and evenings interspersed with bright sunshine in the day. I love September, we very often have have beautiful weather this month and I work in a building surrounded by trees which are a treat to look out of the window at.

I like to bead the seasons and have made flowers for spring and summer and icy crystal necklaces for the winter. However, apart from one choker with a Russian leaf centrepiece, I have never beaded autumn, until now that is. I was playing about with the technique that I use for my tulips and bell flowers and realised that I could make a pretty little bead cap. I then figured out that if I popped that bead cap on top of a bead that was a just too big for it, it made a perfect little acorn. Once I made one, I couldn't stop! Here are three of the necklaces that I have made so far. I have also made a little green and silver one but I haven't had a chance to photograph it yet.