Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Beads Unlimited are offering 20% off their range of packaging.  

If it is your first order with them 
you will receive an extra 10%
off the rest of your purchase. 

Enter code: BM1012 
at the checkout. 

Offer ends 23rd January 2011
one offer per customer
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. 


Friday, 26 November 2010

Frosted Smoke Necklace


'White Opal' and 'Silver' Swarovski Crystals nestle
 in between smoked and frosted glass  

Monday, 22 November 2010

Bead Radar -Discount Code

Wire is an essential item in any crafter’s creative stash.
For top quality and a fabulous range, Beads Unlimited is your first and last stop.
Whatever your needs they have the wire to suit.

Bend and twirl to your heart’s content with their extensive array of metal based wire in various handy gauges.
All your favourite finishes are included – silver plated, gold plated, brass and copper plus a bright and beautiful selection of colours.

Enter code MS1011C
in the promotional box at the checkout for 10% off their range of metal based wire.
Valid until 5th December 2010.
One offer per customer.


Thursday, 18 November 2010

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Happy 90th anniversary to Creative Bead Craft -
who are offering 10% off  to celebrate the occasion.

Quote code: BD1110 

Offer ends 23rd November 2010.
One offer per customer.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.


Monday, 15 November 2010

My Beading Diary

Check out these gorgeous beads and Swarovski crystals!    
All lined up and ready to be used on a Christmas present project. 
It's going to be my first attempt at making a piece from a magazine. 
The project uses double St. Petersburg chain and a round circular peyote fringed clasp.
Now I know how to do the single St.Petersburg chain but the double version and the fringed clasp are totally new to me!  

Click over the break to see the extent of the challenge!! 

Welcome to the blog!

A very warm welcome to my fourth follower 'Naviguesser'. 
Thanks for following my blog - I hope you enjoy it.  :-) x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Cosy Cocoa Necklace

Chunky Indian glass beads in Autumnal tones

This cosy necklace has a little secret,
click over the break to discover what it is ....

Thursday, 4 November 2010

It's Vintageous!

The passion for vintage things is spreading!
These cute little earrings aren't old, but they channel a certain vintage vibe with their pretty polka dots!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Bead Radar - Discount Code

GJ Beads are offering 10% off online purchases.
Or, if you are lucky enough to go to the Hobbycrafts &Art Materials Live show at the Birmingham NEC, you can print off this voucher to get 10% off in person!

Enter this WebStore Coupon Code at the Checkout to receive
10% discount on all your web orders until
3rd December 2010

                                             Offer Expires: 3rd December 2010
G J Beads Logo
10% Discount

G J Beads
The Big Bead Show
Sandown Park

Present this voucher at the checkout on 
G J Beads stand F20

at Hobbycrafts, NEC
4th - 7th November 2010

D12 - 10% Discount

Offer Valid: 4th - 7th November 2010 -4 Days Only

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Beads Direct are offering 15% off your order 
with code: 


Use at the online checkout.
1 use per customer only, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. 
Expires 28/02/11 

Yes thats 28th of Feb 2011!!  Well worth keeping in mind for orders now until next year!


Monday, 1 November 2010

Inspire Me


For such a straight forward colour black has a bit of a dual personality. 

On the one hand it is dark and brooding, moody and mysterious, 
lending an air of melancholy to all who chose to wear it. 
From black cats to black magic this colour has esoteric connotations. 

Yet on the other hand it is the colour of high style.  
With glossy magazines touting ''X is the new black''.
Being stylish and slimming a girl can't go wrong with that little black dress! 

Black lists are bad and lists in little black books have all the fun! 

Black sheep, black widow, blackmail.  
Makes me think of the 'femme fatale' as famed in the old black and white movies. 

' The mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous and even deadly situations.'

She tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using her feminine wiles,  
and to me the femme fatale sums up the dual nature of the colour black nicely
 - stylish yet sinister! 

Don't look behind you...... 

1944's 'Double Indemnity' is a great film to watch for femme fatale inspiration. 
Watch Phyllis Dietrichson, as portrayed here by Barbara Stanwyck,  convincing this insurance salesman to murder her husband so that they  she can inherit an enormous life insurance payout. 

Will it all go her wily way? Watch and find out.....