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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.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Folksy Friday - From Little Acorns, Mighty Oak Trees Grow

Well, August is over and the weather is already turning Autumnal and I have been busy designing some items for the new season including a little acorn necklace (pics later). In honour of Autumn, this weeks Folksy Friday theme is on Acorns and Oak's.

How sweet is this little Amigurumi from Cute Designs? http://www.folksy.com/items/337157
I love this window hanging by Amy Orange Juice http://www.folksy.com/items/715197
These buttons by Magasin are so adorable!http://www.folksy.com/items/444394
I wish Santa would bring me this jewellery box from Tree Gems. http://www.folksy.com/items/711645
This lamp by Jane Blease Design is just beautiful! http://www.folksy.com/items/711645

Friday, 6 August 2010

Folksy Friday - I See Robots.

This week my son discovered re-runs of Robot Wars Extreme and Robots are now the hot topic of discussion in our house! We have spent several hours this week on You Tube and Google looking for instruction on how to make your own. The deal today is that if he sorts out some of his old toys to go to the charity shop, we will take him to Hobbycraft to buy a kit to make his own robot. So in honour of kiddo's latest craze my Folksy Friday this week is all about robots.

I love this milkshake carton print by Papercake Print and Make http://www.folksy.com/items/664425
These robot gift tags by Swirly Arts are perfect for a little boys birthday http://www.folksy.com/items/546485

As is this card by Crafty Mushroom http://www.folksy.com/items/645444

And this costume by I Wish I Was A would be the perfect gift http://www.folksy.com/items/448054

This woolly hat from Helen Makes is so cute, such beautiful colour work, http://www.folksy.com/items/406029

Monday, 2 August 2010

Fire Drop Pendant - A Personal Favourite

My listing for the Folksy August A-Team is one of my favourite things that I have made recently. It is another flower in my 3d experiment with circular netting which has included a tulip, a harebell and a soon to be acorn! I made this one with the very beautiful fire opal crystals and the new (well to me anyway) miyuki duracoat galvanised seed beads.
You can see more pics here http://www.folksy.com/items/688345-Firedrop-Bell-flower-Pendant-Chain-Necklace?shop=yes

Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Folksy August A-Teamers

Following on from the Folksy July Jesters listing club are the August A-Teamers! We have had a lovely day here with lots of gardening so I have chosen a selection of items with a nature theme to showcase today.

Cute Flower Fabric Buttons from http://www.folksy.com/shops/cwtch

A stunning Sunflower print from http://www.folksy.com/shops/JULIEMPHOTOGRAPHY
The Daydream make Up Bag from http://www.folksy.com/shops/lonelyhearts
Oak Leaf Felt Purse from http://www.folksy.com/shops/grannyruth
A Christmas Robin Sun Catcher from http://www.folksy.com/shops/DiomoGlass