Sunday, 23 November 2014

Why Not: Use A Pretty Chocolate Box To Store Your Most Beautiful Beads

I love ornate and unusual chocolate boxes. 
And the chocs obviously! 

I can't help but think they make beautiful storage for beads. 

As you can see Miss Kitty, 
my imaginatively named cat
who makes herself involved 
in all of my beading endeavours, 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Sign Ups Open

Lori Anderson's Bead Hoarders Blog Hop is 
open for sign ups.

What is this all about? 

Well, it's a really fun idea that you 
sign up for the blog hop, then make something out of 
the beads you have
been saving (hoarding!) 
because they are too special, pretty, expensive
and everybody posts pictures on their blogs on a certain date  
and you all 'hop' around looking at each others creations. 

Sound like fun? 

Head over to 
For more information.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Jet Black Earrings

The October challenge 
over at Operation Tackle That Bead Stash 
was to make something from purely jet black beads. 

Now for such a versatile and everyday colour, 
black goes with everything,
 I had surprisingly few beads in my stash 
that were actually black!

The standard of work over on that 
blog is always so high 
and with some really talented 
so you can see why  I decided against 
entering a very simple pair of earrings! 
Take a peek here
to see the entries for the month.
Some amazing work there!

I did have fun making my earrings though,
and it was good to be inspired,
even if I made something very simple. 

So thanks for the inspiration Operation Tackle That Bead Stash!