Sunday, 31 August 2014

Swarovski And Tigers And Elephants, Oh My!

Well, you can see the elephants but where are the tigers!?
There are 'tigers eye' semi precious beads
along side some of my Swarovski crystals and elephant charms.
I've been waiting patiently to find an excuse to use the
elephant charms so it was good to get them out and 
get to work! 

The tigers eye beads were part of the stash from Crafty Hope
which makes this set giveaway make number three! 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Parisian Macarons The Perfect Inspiration

Mmm mmm, doesn't the window display in Laduree Paris look enticing.
My brother's picture from his recent holiday certainly inspires both creativity and hunger!
Just how delicious do those macarons look, and what gorgeous packaging! 
I was very lucky he gifted me some goodies.

The pretty pastel colours and frivolously girly design 
make for some great creative inspiration. 

I don't need to 'read the tea leaves' to see that some jewellery making
features in my near future...! 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Crafty Hope Giveaway Make #2

I am very excited to be making a start at using some of the goodies
I won in Crafty Hope's giveaway.

I loved this cute black skull bead and decided to team 
it with the matt black glass circles and 
frosted light red rounds, 
all of which were beads from the 
giveaway goodies.

This is my second give away creation, 
(The first being the Heisenberg inspired necklace),
and I look forward to making many more! 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Why Not Use A Cameo In Your Next Design

Why not get a beautiful vintage vibe 
by using a pretty cameo in your next design.

For a no hole component they are actually pretty versatile:
you can attach it to stiff stuff backing and bead around it,
glue it into a brooch setting, set it into a pendant frame,
wire wrap it, embellish clothing, glue it on a notebook...
The choice is yours! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Beading Discount Codes

Beads Unlimited are celebrating their new look website 

Use code: 

For a whopping 20% off EVERYTHING 
Until midnight 
August 25th 2014

Spoilt Rotten Beads are offering 10% off
and only 99p postage  and packaging
Until August 31st
No code necessary !

Monday, 11 August 2014

Why Not Try A New Online Bead Shop

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Does your computer have this button?
Mine certainly does! 

Do you find yourself gravitating towards your tried and tested 
suppliers when you're looking  to purchase beads?
There is a real comfort in knowing what quality and service 
you will receive and the stock they sell.

The usual reason people switch suppliers is price. 
Namely to get things cheaper but have you considered 
trying out a new bead shop just for curiosity and adventure! 

Why not try out a completely different vendor.

There might be a wider selection, inticing discount codes or even 
free gifts to be discovered! 

Here's a list of some of my favourite bead shops.

*Do you have any suggestions for me to try? *