Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Thanks for reading and following my blog.
I'll be back in the New Year.



Going a little bit off topic here, but these are so cute!
Glitter and 'Flitter' - I love it!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

My Beading Diary

This is a 'live' diary post as I have just finished making this necklace!   
Using semi precious turquoise pear shapes
 and simply stringing them together with some small brown 'wooden look' beads. 

I am really pleased because the brown beads 
were part of my free gift from Bead Magazine and 
the turquoise has been a difficult little bead
 to find complimentary colours for.   

I think the 'wood look' beads go quite nicely with the natural brown lines found on the turquoise. 

 I am so glad to have found some playmates for my little  turquoise! 

Bead Radar - Discount Code

Bead Magazine are currently sending out goodie bags with every subscription.  

In my experience  'free gifts' are usually proof of the saying ' you get what you pay for', 
i.e a load of rubbish,  BUT on this occasion I was utterly suprised and delighted with the free fare.  

Just take a look at this little lot: 

You receive an actual gift bag 
jam packed full of beading goodies!

The organza gift bag contains:

20 Gold plated ear wires
20 Gold plated ribbon ends
3 x Ribbons 
Pack of mixed glass leaves/hearts ready looped
Test tube of Autumn Glow bead mix
Test tube of brown round beads 
Russet red beading thread  
An enourmous string of glass hearts.
A big eye beading needle ....
and  a discount at Beads Direct!  

-Phew, I'm glad typing that little list is over!

Here's a few pics of some of my favourites: 

Thought I would share the discount voucher with you all !

I couldn't believe a 'free gift' could be this good!

If you are thinking of subscribing to Bead Magazine now is a good time to do so!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Snowball Earrings

Glass lamp work earrings with pearl drops

Another snow inspired name here! 
Using the same ingredients of creamy freshwater pearls, 'white opal' Swarovski crystals and sterling silver with the addition of two large silver foiled lamp work lovelies!


Sunday, 5 December 2010


The snowy weather has provided the perfect inspiration for the naming of these earrings.