Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Bead Radar - Sweet Love Birds

Gorgeous charm I bought on-line from the The Bead Shop Manchester
I love how it is so detailed on the reverse as well.
Sweet little love birds.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Bead Radar - The Bead Cellar Discount Code

Organic Coloured Lentil Bead
Funky lampwork lentils by Lotti Rains
 available  at The Bead Cellar 
Based in Devon, the Bead Cellar 
stocks a range of beading goodies including designer  beads 
by local lampwork artist Lotti Rains.

It's great to  see a bead shop supporting local artists.

 Use code: 


at the on-line checkout to qualify for a 10% discount. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Turquoise Temptation

My latest sale beads creation. 

Don't think the fiance will be too happy that I've used his special edition
 Heston Blumenthal book to use as a backdrop!
 - But hey, what he doesn't know won't hurt him ;-) 

You have to admire Hestons cheeky style as he serves up food like this at the Fat Duck ...

 Blumenthals food is more like edible art. 

This course came complete with head phones
inside a giant shell
to listen to
the ' Sound of the sea' 

The coolest looking black forest gateaux you've ever seen!
'The BFG'  

.......and he decorates his book with a little pot noodle! 

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bead Radar - The Bead Shop Manchester Discount Code

Antique Brass Feather Charm Bracelet Kit

For 20% off your next order use code: 


Expires 25th September 2011 

*This online offer can only be used once and not in conjunction with any other.
Offer excludes Swarovski, Sterling silver and Vintaj products.

* Image taken from the Bead Shop website - I hope that's o.k

Bead Radar - Beads Unlimited Discount Code

Picture of Faceted glass beads - Faceted 6mm - mix (GLPE06CX, formerly 12GCX, glass, ab moon fire polished, faceted round)

Enter code 


at the checkout for 20% off their range of czech glass* 
New to them? 
They'll give you a further 10% off the rest of your order.

Offer ends 11th September 2011
One offer per customer.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
* Excludes trade customers 

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Grecian Necklace

My first jewellery creation using some of the Beads Direct sale beads. 

I love the shell pendant which has, what was described as, a 
Grecian style woman depicted on it. 
Very vintage looking.
I used ivory and gold seed beads and glass pearls
 along with some white and gold clear encased glass hearts.
The colours remind me of Greek yogurt and honey, one of my favourite snacks - 
think I might have to eat some of that now! 

Friday, 12 August 2011

My Beading Diary - A Little Sales Splurge!

My share of the Beads Direct massive summer clearance!
I'm so impressed that they arrived today because I only ordered yesterday.
(The huge rose quartz cabochon was a full price splurge from somewhere else.)
Apart from the cab everything else was a bargain, so I'm quite
 excited about what I'm going to make.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Bead Radar - Free Postage at Beads Unlimited

On orders over £20 

Enter code: 


At the on-line checkout to qualify for free postage.

Offer valid until midnight Sunday 14th August 2011
One offer per customer.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Bead Radar - Beads Direct Sale

Beads Direct  are having a massive summer sale.
With up to 70% off it really is an event not to be missed!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Marie Antoinette Bracelet

The film Marie Antoinette is so visually stunning and full of beautiful colours that you simply can't watch it and not be inspired to create something!

I wanted to make something that had an almost feathery look to it, as exotic feathers were 
all the rage to adorn fans and hats in Marie Antoinette's day.

So I made this looped bracelet as it kind of reminds me of a fluffy feather bower.
Of course the colours had to include a lavish amount of pink and gold! 

(This bracelet design was the beginning steps of a project in Bead Magazine 
made in my own Marie Antoinette inspired colour way.) 

It was such a tough life being Marie Antoinette's pet...

Bead Radar - GJ Beads Discount Code

Use code:


To recieve a 10% discount on all your web orders
at GJ Beads until  2nd September 2011.