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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, 24 February 2012

Stash Search - Downstream

I haven't done a themed piece for a little while as I have been concentrating on catching u p with the various OTTBS challenges that I am part of and also beading some quick cabochon necklaces. I have been wanting to do one though, so I have rushed through the house work this morning so that I could sit down and rummage through my beads.

I am part of the Etsy Beadweavers team and each month they organise a challenge, this months theme is "Destinations". I have been mulling it over and kept coming back ti the idea of fish migrating, I have no idea why, lol. So my theme for this piece is "Downstream". I am imagining some sort of pennant shape pendant necklace, but we will have to see where the beads take me.

I limited my choices a little more than usual this time, but as you can see, I still have plenty of pretties to play with!

Happy Beading,


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Happy Cab

The colours in this beaded cab & spiral rope make me happy! The weather is very grey and drizzly here in Wales today, so I thought I would brighten things up a bit!

The handmade glass cab is by Debbie Dew.

Happy beading!


Monday, 20 February 2012

OTTBS Earring Challenge Catch up - Weeks 3-8

I finally caught up with the earring challenge, please excuse the photo's, the lighting is awful, something I will need to work on again.

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Happy Beading!


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter Light - Finished Object

Winter Light is finished! Probably not my best ever technical beading but I am very pleased to have finished my first bead embroidered cuff. I struggled a bit with the free form style while I was making it, I prefer a bit more order I think, but I do find the finished object quite attractive. I have already worn it, so that is a good sign!

Happy Beading!