Sunday, 31 October 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

A Walk In The Woods

It's autumn time. The leaves are falling from the trees and covering everything in  beautiful coppery layers of brown, amber, and russet red. 

Friday, 29 October 2010

Snow Drop Earrings

These earrings are so feminine and soft, almost fragile in essence.   They remind me of snowdrops.
A delicate snowy white pearl sits atop of the tiniest sparkly crystal.
They would a give a magical  twinkle to any Autumn/Winter outfit!  

Bead Radar - Discount Code

 New GJ Beads discount code: 

Enter this WebStore Coupon Code at the Checkout to receive
10% discount on all your web orders until
30th November 2010

   Offer Expires: 30th November 2010

Welcome to my blog

Big *hello* and warm welcome to my third follower 'sammi_tenn'. Thanks for following my blog I hope you enjoy it :-) x

Bead Radar - Discount Code

'Brighten up the gloomy Autumn days with gorgeous floral and stripy cotton beads from Beads Unlimited.'

Enter code MS1010B  
in the promotional box at the checkout for 10% 
off their range of cotton beads. 
Valid until 14th November 2010. 
One offer per customer.

Hooray and Welcome!

I would like to say a big *hello* and give a warm welcome to my first two followers!  Nice to meet you.
I  hope you enjoy the blog :-) x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Murano Mothers Day Bracelet

This post is a bit of a family collaboration.

I made the bracelet, 
Mum wears it,
and  Dad photographed it.
(With Mum styling the shots - obviously!) 

I used a Murano glass heart that has blues, purples and silvers all mottled through it in layers which give a lovely depth of colour. 
Here's a close up of the heart so you can see just how yummy it is....

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

They're Deco, Darling

Freshwater pearls with glass beads and tiny Swarovski crystals
These earrings remind me of Art Deco style, (for some reason!) so I've called them my 'Deco Darling' earrings!
All  one needs now is a flapper style dress, long gloves and cocktails at Claridges!!
Fabulous dahrling!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Beads Unlimited discount code: 

Enter BM1011 at the checkout 
All customers 20% off  metal charms 
New to them? 
A further 10% off the rest of your order. 
Offer ends 21st November 2010
One offer per customer, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

It's a new look for The Need To Bead Blog

Today has seen a little bit of a makeover for the blog.
We've gone 'vintage' style darlings!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Enter this WebStore Coupon Code at the Checkout to receive
10% discount on all your web orders until
20th November 2010
                                             Offer Expires: 20th November 2010

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

How To Make Earrings

 'Love to Shine' Earrings 

For this project you will need:

2 Head pins  - Silver plated or sterling silver it's up to you.
2 Ear wires - '' ''
2 Swarovski crystals size 8mm in colour 'Crystal AB'
4 Swarovski crystals size 6mm in colour ' Crystal AB'
2 Swarovski crystals size 4mm in colour 'Crystal AB'

Round nose pliers

Chain nose pliers 
Wire cutters
Safety glasses (Don't stick metal items into electric sockets, jump off high buildings or put your cat in the microwave either!)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Autumnal Sparkle

Light Colordao Topaz
Swarovski crystals in 'Light Colorado Topaz' - Gorgeous!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Chic Or Unique?

Eclectic glass lampwork creation!
I can't decide if this necklace is funky and chic or just a little bit 'unique'!?

Sunday, 10 October 2010