Monday, May 28, 2012

The sunshine has been here, but will it stay?

Well we've had some hot sunny days and now we may be in for some rain and thunder, but hopefully the sun will return once things have been freshened up.  I've listed some new stuff in my Etsy shop with more to come and here's a pic just to give you a taste =)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rain rain go away come again another day....

Well today it didn't rain once, I think, so I went to a local'ish Waterlow park with my younger children, where the grass was lush and green with splashes of daisies and buttercups everywhere and a little burn (that's the word that comes to mind to describe the water running down the hill) added a lovely touch as it sparkled.  If only I'd had a larger coffee it would of been perfect =)

I'm having a bit of a sort out of my beads at the moment.  I've been collecting them for over 20 years now, so its good to get them out and see what treasures I find.  Hopefully I'll come across some beautiful blue kyanite beads that I need for a necklace and have gone walkabouts. 

On my to do list I have to buy some more wire and ear wires, make some more muffins and well there's always lots to do =)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ideas and themes for jewellery....

I've had a few ideas on pieces of jewellery I'd like to make based on themes I have floating around in my mind, not fully formed, but getting there.  I love myths and legends, they are something that I purposefully scoured book shops and the Internet for in the past, so once I've collected all the elements I need, I'll get working on it =)  

I have a bracelet that I dreamed up, I guess if you spend hours and hours looking at beads and findings, you'll start to dream about them.  The whole theme of the bracelet was based upon geisha head lampwork beads that I came across and bought.  Sounds weird I know, but the idea of black butterflies, pearls and a collection of other beads that's colours played off the main focal beads really did work in the end.  I made the bracelet a bit on the large side, as I don't like my bracelets too fitted, especially heavier ones, I like them to kind of drape as it were.
Well here's a pic of it, I just dug out, so you can have a look at it for yourself =)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I now have Pinterest.....

and yep it is kinda addictive!  But it is fun and for someone like me enjoyable.  Well other then that I'm still learning about twittering and I guess I should update my facebook page!  But at the moment first thing I have to do is sort out some of my beads and maybe draw a couple of designs, so I can go back to them when I have time =)

On Pinterest you can find me here