Thursday, December 16, 2010

The year in Review....

Well the year is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been! Working full time has stolen my creative time :(. Unfortunately it is the way of life isnt it.

I am about to be on leave for 6 weeks, and while putting my intentions "out there" never gains results I thought I would try one more time to make myself accountable LOL.

Over the next 6 weeks my plan is to destash and list excess stuff on my craftumi store and to consolodate all the stock I have made and have a clearance sale. Watch this space.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cassie's Accessories

Formal time is upon us! These are the itmes I have made to go with Cassie's Awesome Orange Formal Dress! A pair of sparkly Errings and a Zipper Rose Hair clip

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wedding Gaff!

Here we have an amazing bouquet for Suzy's wedding. Yes, it is beige coloured fabic tape - also known as Gaff Tape!!

Gaff tape is the Force - Light on one side, dark on the other side and it holds the universe together!

DQs and challenges

Whimsical Bead Designer Quest

Amya Beads Designer Quest

Australian Beaders Bushranger Challenge ~ this piece came second.

Amya Beads Designer Quest

Australian Beaders Bushranger Challenge ~ this piece came second.

An overdue update

Goodness me, how time flies! I have been working full time for the last year and have found that being creative has impinged on my ability to Blog as well!!!

Make something every day started off quite well... but petered out by Febuary (as all good new year resolutions do).

I have been making many amazing things. I think the best thing to do is give you a photo montage to update the things I have managed to acheive in the creative world.

Some chunky chain maille

Zipper Roses

Gaff tape Roses


Friday, January 01, 2010

1st Makes for this year.

Today's Makes were:

Fused sheets of plastic bags (bring on the year of upcycling!)
Gaff Tape rose
A "paper" flower made from fused sheets.

Very Cool if I do say so myself.

New Year - new creations

So, New Year's resolutions - MEH! I never keep them, I never remember them.... always best laid plans.

This year I have a new idea and I guess it would have to be called a resolution but I am just going to call it my 2010 plan of attack :)

I have decided that I am going to try and "make" something everyday, and try something new every week.

The rules are simple. It can be a whole or a part, it can be finishing or starting, it can be shared or on my own.

Some of my plans for this week are:
Make fabric out of plastic bags
Make a cake
Make something from my plastic fabric
Make something from my new cook book
Make a new friend.

So lets see how we go. I have made a start on the fabric... and it is much fun!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DQ 18 ~ Kay's Artycles

Mine was a collaboration... hope that isnt against the rules too much

I was staring at the beads on friday and they were not talking to me at all. My 7yo Asleigh asked
"Mum, what are you doing?"
"This is the DQ darling and I have no idea what I am going to make" I replied.
"I have something in my mind but I dont know if it would work" she said.
"Well, why dont you draw what you have in your mind for me and we will see what we can do"

So she sketched the drawing in the photo, she added
"I don't know how to draw it chunky"

so I used her sketch as inspiration and we threaded some beads together. Then once I finished it off I showed her.

"MUMMY!" she gasped "that is EXACTLY what I had in my mind!"

So here is Pearl Partners... a work by nellie and ashie.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It has been a while

Well, full time work has seen jewellery making take a back foot unfortunately :( .

But, I ordered in some purse hook findings from the US (very exy too I might add) and have made these fabulous purse hook key-rings.

You hang the hook over the edge of your bag witht the beady feature cascading down the outside of the bag and your keys on the inside.... voila, keys are always at hand!

The final photo shows a very dodgy pic of how the keyring sits.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Lampworking with friends

I have just had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my lovely friend Felicity of Vine Creations in Werribee where we participated in a beginners lampwork class with Pauline Delaney.
Thi picture above is a little bit " Arty" I know. I had to leave my babies behind to be annealed and I took a quick photo of a selection of the beads I made. There were lots more than this so stay tuned in the weeks to come for the rest of them :)
It was FANTASTIC!!!! I learnt so much from the 2 days that there will be no stopping me now!!
Some pics of Pauline demonstrating.

2009 Hawkesbury Show

At the very last minute I decided to enter a piece into the Hawkesbury show this year - perhaps I didn't feel quite busy enough!

Anyway, imagine my delight this morning to find that I had received "Highly Recommended"!!!

Here is the piece I entered.
It is a Beaded cabochon strung using chain maille sections, threaded charms and woven threading.

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