Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bead Radar - Discount Code Round Up

Copper crystal firepolish

are are offering 20% off their range of glass hearts. 
Generously giving a further 10% off the rest of the order to new customers. 
Use code: BM111O
Offer expires 23rd October 2011 

are offering 20% off your next order. 
Use code: BE1AD 
Offer expires November 30th 2011 
Excludes: Vintaj ,Swarovski & Sterling silver products.

are offering 10% discount on all web orders.
(The copper fire polished crystals pictured are from here.)
Use code: 63J-KG5-DA8 
    Offer expires 26th October 2011 

Also in the round up this week I'd like to mention one of my favourite blogs,

where the fabulous Ana gives us a run down of her DIY adventures, high end fashion habit, Friday night film selection and generally fabulous life! 

She, and her other half, have just set up an Etsy shop LILI & FLOR .
which I'm sure will be full of lovely goodies.

To celebrate the launch they are offering 10% off 
using the code: rufuslovesetsy
Valid until 17th October 2011 


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Summer Days Drifting Away...

Here's one I made earlier - in the summer. 
Oh the summer, where has it gone!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Olivine Rivoli Pendant

 This is my first attempt at beading around a Swarovski rivoli. 

I'm too excited for words because I worked out roughly 
how  I thought it was done and  it has actually turned out all right! 

It's not perfect but, for my first attempt, I'm pretty pleased with it :-) 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Inspire Me - Design Seeds

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I recently stumbled across a brilliant website called Design Seeds.

They break a picture down into its colour components
 or 'seeds' to create a colour palette.

I'm sure the seeds would be a great resource
 for all sorts of creative endeavours
 from jewellery making to interior design. 

The website is well worth taking a look at 
for plenty of colour combination inspiration. 

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Bead Radar - Spoilt Rotten Beads Discount Code

Steampunk Owl Watch Charm - Cute!!

Quirky and adorable, this steam punk owl watch charm 
is available at Spoilt Rotten Beads

For 10% off your order 
use code:  


Offer expires: Midnight Saturday 10th September 2011 

Monday, 5 September 2011

My Beading Diary - First Request

I am really pleased as my Mum has asked me to make a pair of earrings 
for one of her friends, as a birthday prezzie.
The brief is: feminine and pink. 

Heart shapes always strike me as feminine and the glass ones above
are in reality a lot more pink than they appear in this picture! 
Drizzled with gold flecks they catch the light nicely. 

So here is my first creation destined for somebody other than immediate friends and family... 
Eeek... I hope they like them!