Sunday, 31 July 2011

How could you!?

Ok ok, so it's not handmade but I couldn't resist!

How naughty...a bit like eating a takeaway when you should have eaten your own homegrown vegetable and fruit! Back to the diet tomorrow...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Earth Tones Bead Swap at Bead Soup Blog Party

I was so pleased to participate in the Earth Tones Bead Swap organised by Lori Anderson of Bead Soup Party fame. Please click this link if you would like to join in and receive news on future bead swap and party events.

I signed up for the latest Earth Tones swap and was paired with Sandi of Do Be Do Bead Do blog (what a fantastic name!).

Sandi sent me some gorgeous beads which perfectly fitted the theme but the best thing of all was that she made the polymer beads herself! To be perfectly honest, I am a bit overawed by the fact that she made them herself - I've never tried polymer clay and these are fab-u-lous!

Here are some pictures of the beads I received...

Thank you to the very talented Sandi, I'm so glad to have met you through this wonderful blogging land!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

OMG, I am sooo excited! This will be my second bead soup blog party and I can't wait!

I would encourage you all to participate in the party, it is a fab experience to be part of and it really pushes your creative limits. Read more about the bead soup blog party in the words of the wonderful hostess and organiser extraordinaire, Lori Anderson in her blog post here

After you've signed up, Lori will pair you with another blogger and you will send each other a package of beads in line with the rules of the blog party.

When you get your package of beads, show your beads on your blog, then you make something with it, take a picture, and post it on your blog on the Party day. Then everyone hops around to as many Party Blogs as possible to see what people made on Party Day!

It is such a great idea! Sign up now, what are you waiting for!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mend and make do

I've been busy repairing jewellery this week rather than designing my own. It's been quite a change and also slightly challenging when you just get a bag of beads and you have to guess what it looked like before it broke!

I repaired a shell bracelet which I forgot to take a photo of before I gave it back. I also restrung these necklaces.

I guess you could call it a PIF of sorts.