I am a mother of two gorgeous girls who always provide wonderful feedback of my creations.... a partner to a very patient male. I love doing all sorts of craft work....with my main passion being Jewellery Design :D
What a big achievement for my Facebook page. While celebrating reaching 1700 I hit 1800. Completely by surprise so ....... I was thinking I would do a blog giveaway for this one.
I have enjoyed making these friendship rings so if you would like one, leave your name and email address below. The winner will get a gorgeous friendship ring made in the colours of their choice (using what I have in stock) The stones used will be crystals and matching czech glass with artistic wire. Made to your size as well.
I will draw the winner via random.org on Thursday 9th August 2012 at 8.30pm.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my designs. I truly do appreciate your support, feedback and encouragement.
My new partner for the latest Bead Soup is Tracy Stillman. Her facebook page is
She sent the most gorgeous focal bead from Lyn
I promise to post a photo soon.
Beading with buttons is something I don't usually do, unless I can peyote stitch around them.
Lately my Arthritis is playing up in my fingers so simple pleasure of peyote stitching are almost impossible. I had many ideas for my buttons .... So I received
I have only used 2 so far but I will update when I have used the other 2.
My bracelet with Mexican Agate button and matched with Agate :)
And then using the glass flower bead my ring ..
Please pop over and check the rest
Use this blog to find them all.
I have found a new passion for buttons, so keep an eye out for more.
I have found a new addiction. Bead soups. My lastest one is with Keri Lee from who I've met via Lori and her Bead Soup party. She matched me with the talented Elena Gianni from Her trade mark for design is gorgeous pictures drawn on plastic and then oven baked. She sent me a gorgeous collection of beads that complimented her main pieces perfectly. So I added on crystal ravoli and made a stunning necklace and bracelet.
Thank you Keri for introducing me to Elena and her beautiful talent. Roll on the next one.
Yes I know I have barely finished one bead swap and I am on to another :)
The best part of bead swapping is the element of surprise. You never know what you get. I always scan my partners designs looking at what their main medium, what they use and their favourite techniques.
I thought I would send something made by me .... So I made some glass pendants and fired some clay ...... Organised by Keri Lee Sereika My partner is Elena Gianni from
Here is a snippet of what I sent her .....
I can't wait for the preview date of April 1 .......
This is my first Bead Soup Blog party. I was feeling very nervous to start. There are so many talented ladies out there, how could I compare. But the satisfaction of sharing your experience, even if its little in comparison, and knowledge is matched with meeting new people from around the world. Listening to them, chatting with them and forming new friendships. I had a ball.
When I opened by packaged from Stefanie it was like Christmas had returned. She sent me 2 focal beads. A glass heart and a clay oval. Along with shells, pearls, ribbon and the most gorgeous paper beads. I have looked at paper beads before and though ... hmm must try that but never have. They are gorgeous and have now been moved up my Bucket list :) So here we go -
The Bracelet Using the gorgeous range of paper beads this chunky bracelet has organza ribbon threaded through the black chain. The paper beads complemented nicely with the selection of shells and pearls that match the paper beads perfectly.
The clay focal pendant necklace The clay pendant was a gorgeous of work to start with so adding something that would capture this was hard. I chose to wire wrap with pearls and then add the ribbon for extra glamour. The necklace is hung on chain and close with the toggle I was sent.
Organza and wire necklace Using the glass focal heart as the centre piece then adding a dimension with the wire and shells. Then using an assortment of paper and glass beads with the ribbon for added uniqueness. Full length shot
The earrings Made with paper beads and discs made out of I assume is polymer clay. Aren't they just cute.
And a Key chain. Using the glass, paper and pearl beads with a love charm for a chunky look.
The complete outfit.
A BIG THANK YOU to Lori for organising this and I can't wait to see you book when it's released. Thank you Stefanie for the most divine beads.
Stefanie's link is
Please follow the links on the right to see more blogs from the Bead Soup blog party.
3 years ago today I gave up my smoking habit of about 2o on and off again years. I was thinking before about how much time was wasted by smoking. Gathering supplies and heading outside for a smoke. Now when I look back I am surprised I had that much time to spare .... The best part of quitting smoking was picking up the beading tools and creating, creating and creating.