Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Halloween Treats With And Without The Calories! Ghoulishly Good Beading Discount Codes.....

Devilish Cupcakes

Halloween is nearly upon us 
so here is a round up
 of beading
to help get your spooky makes 
on the go....

Spooktacular Clearance sale 50%-70% off 
Pick a pumpkin on the website for trick or treat extra discount fun!

Use cose; HAL25 
for 25% discount 
(not sure when this offer ends) 
Delivery is only 99p per order until Xmas.

25% OFF Citrine
Use code: CITRINE25 at checkout 
*Excludes show products and wont work in conjunction
 with any other offer. 
Ends 30.11.15

25% Off all full price items. 
Use code: 25OCT
*T's&c's apply. 
See website.

Two offers: 
1) Free bead, charm and wire
 bundle when you spend £25.
2) Vouchers worth up to £20
£5 voucher - quote SpoilMe5 
when you spend £25.
£10 voucher - quote SpoilMe10 
when you spend £40  
£20 voucher - quote SpoilMe20
when you spend £70.
Offer ends 
Sunday 1st Nov 

Some Halloween savings 
for you there. 
Just in case you fancy
 some treats
 of the more calorific kind, 
I found these sweet cake ideas 
over at Betty! 

My own findings (as per usual) 
not an endorsement, sadly - 
can you imagine being sponsored by a cake company... 
mmm mmm, but good bye skinny jeans!!

Ghostly PEEPS® Brownies

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Crafting For Christmas - How Early Is Too Early?

So, Halloween is not yet  upon us 
but the marketing emails for Christmas 
goodies have already begun...

This got me to thinking about the prezzies I'm going to make.

It's so lovely to give a handmade gift
but jewellery making, particularly bead embroidered pieces, 
take time and if you 
multiply the amount of work  to make a piece of jewellery 
X the many friends and relatives you want to make it for 
and suddenly it seems like time is already running out!

So although it seems FAR too early
 for the ubiquitous Xmas marketing emails 
to be flooding my inbox  
as for my home made gifts - better get started!! 

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My Beading Buddy

Kitty often likes to 'help' me bead. 

Some of her usual antics include: 
rolling out on my bead mat as I struggle to negotiate 
picking up tiny size 15's. 
Batting the end of the stringing wire I'm working 
 Catching the stitching thread and tugging it away. 
Rolling the beads off  the mat and just 
generally walking over whatever I'm doing and purring around me 
so I have to give her attention instead! 

Today after a little bit of bead batting
she decided that she wanted  to sprawl out on the window sill.