Sunday, November 22, 2009
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
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
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
The winner of my button bracelet draw is comment number 6!
Congratulations to Letha. I have sent Letha a message and once you have replied with your contact details, I will be sending you your beautiful new bracelet!!!!
Thankyou so much to everyone for entering my draw and for such wonderful comments... and thankyou to those the commented on my other work and also became followers of my blog. You are all so lovely.
Unfortunately due to the bushfires we had here, I got very busy on some other projects (as explained in a previous post) so i didnt get the chance to go through and enter all the other fabulous prize draws that were part of this project. It is my mission though, to still go through all of your blogs and see your wonderful art :)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you are able to make and donate a 3 round memory wire bracelet, you can send it to either BOK or you can send them to me and I will pass them on. I am going to get this idea going at Craftworks so I will have a parcel or 2 (or50) to send on anyway.
I know all you avid beaders out there have memory wire and you have spare beads, lets get making for these women that have lost everything. We know as women that pretty things for ourselves will always come after you have taken care of your loved ones. These ladies and girls will be rebuilding their lives and families needs before replacing jewellery for themselves. Let help give them a little smile.
" We want as many Beaders to start making Care Bracelets for the hundreds of women who have lost everything - we all have heaps of beads and memory wire - just make 3 turn bracelets - everyone can make these - there are easy and each one turns out differently. Mail them into BOKS we will wrap them, we will add a little card from who made it. When we have heaps we will forward them on to the affected areas. (We have spoken to our customers in the area and I am sure they will help with handing them out and if there is any ladies who live in the area who are on this forum please contact us). Lets make some pretties for these poor women. "
Monday, February 02, 2009
One World ~ One Heart
I have joined the wonderful give away event run by Lisa Swifka, A Whimsical Bohemian, the creator and host of One World-ONE Heart. Please click on the logo above to find out everything you need to know about this fabulous initiative! AND to see all the other bloggers that are participating in the project.
I have decided my giveaway will be this fabulous button bracelet.
Let me know you would like to be in the draw by leaving your comment on this post with a valid way to contact you.
This bracelet is an original creation of mine with gold plated rings and olive green coloured buttons.
The idea is to bring together many bloggers all over the world and to share in the spirit of giving but most importantly giving us all a chance to "meet" other people that we may not have otherwise met.
The bloggers involved have a giveaway on their blog and to enter all anyone needs to do is place a comment on this post expressing their desire to go into the draw for this wonderful item. You must also leave contact details such as your email, or a link back to you to enable us to get in contact with you should you be the lucky winner!
Bloggers have until midnight February 3 (PST time~USA) to enter their give-aways and visitors have until 10pm February 11 (PST time~USA) to enter the give-aways in the comments section of the participating blog entries. Anyone is eligible to enter.
The winners will be announced on Feb 12 and will be contacted by the blog owners.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
It is my birthday in a couple of weeks and DH asked what I wanted. I was about to say a really nice watch.... then DOH.... lightbulb moment! I could make me one of those!!!
Ordinarily I hate making watches.. clasps are an issue, getting the weight balance right, the sizing... such a pain in the patootie really. But this one has worked out quite nicely.I dont know who's lovely lampies they are. I got them in a heap of beads I got from desi about 18 months ago but I dont think she made them.... maybe she did? If anyone recognises them I would love to know anyhoos, they are beautiful and I have been saving them for something to make for myself all this time.
Sorry the photo is a bit bright. I was trying to bring out the colours in the lampies. They are purple, navy, lavender and iris gold ish. The swaros are amythest and light saphire and the pearls are bronze. I have used boho gold findings mixed with copper which seemed to work really well.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This course is a basic beading course and covers most basic techniques you will need to create your own gorgeous jewellery and gifts.
Topics Covered include:
Different types of bead and make a bracelet focusing on threading
Earring design focusing on loops and bits and pieces
Focusing on stringing techniques make a necklace
Manipulate wire to make a wire wrapped bangle
Focusing on wrapped loops to make charms
Learn about crimping and finishing techniques and make a 3 strand illusion bracelet
Learn about wire gauges and make a mosaic pendant
Make your own project
Springwood High School
Beaded Jewellery Introduction Workshop
Penrith Showground Pavilion Weekend