Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oh Pretty New Beads

I got a lovely package in the post this morning from The Spellbound Bead Co. and Bead Magazine that I wasn't expecting for another little while. This is the prize I was sent for having my piece chosen for the Readers Challenge in issue 48 of Bead Magazine. The theme was Indian Summer so the beads sent to me have the same theme. 

I love them especially the little charms. I can't wait to make something with them. So thank you to Bead Magazine and The Spellbound Bead Co. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

My Bracelets Where In Bead Magazine

Thank you to Bead Magazine for choosing my bracelets as part of the Issue 48's Readers Challenge. The theme was 'Indian Summer' and I chose these bracelets to submit because of the variety of colours reminded me of the summer colours. I love that these bracelets can be stacked up and worn differently everytime.

I have submitted a few pieces before for the Readers Challenge but this is the first time my pieces has been published in the magazine so I'm very happy. See the album of all pieces submitted here.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Oh Look What I Got

I entered into a giveaway run by Toltec Jewels a while back and was told I had won one of the beautiful pieces made by Blu Mudd. I wasn't sure what piece I was getting so it was a lovely surprise to open the pack and see this beautiful piece of work. I haven't done anything with it just yet because it is so nice I need to think of a special piece to incorporate it into.

Thank you to Toltec Jewels and Blu Mudd for this amazing piece of art. Below the picture you will find all of the links you need to contact both Blu Mudd and Toltec Jewels.

Toltec Jewels: Etsy shop, Blog, Facebook
Blu Mudd: Online Shop

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A 5 Year Olds Style

My little cousin is 5 now and has been asking me for a while to make her own necklace so I decided to bring her to the bead shop this week and let her pick her own beads. I was really suprised by her sense of style. She knew exactly what she was after and was describing how she was going to make it as she walked around picking out her beads.

Somwhere along the way a bracelet design was being talked about as well so she wanted to make sure she had enough beads to make her set. As soon as she had the beads in her backpack she was wanting to go straight home to make her pieces.

I set her up at the table and gave her my bead mat to stop everything rolling away and was about to start helping her but I wasn't exactly needed. She laid her beads out in the order she wanted to string them and I cut her elastic and away she went. I was only there to tell her when the pieces where long enough I think. When she was done she put them straight on and hasn't taken them off since. She is so proud of herself and so am I. It had never occured to me that she was watching me as closely as she was that she was so capable to make her pieces by herself.

I've now been told about our next trip to the bead shop and what she will be adding to the left over beads she has in her pink box to make her next few pieces. I think I have created a monster. Now I just have to decide what techniques to teach her next.

Monday, July 1, 2013

I Won

I entered my Batman Bracelet into the Funky Laser competition on facebook about a week ago and today I won. So thank you to everyone who voted and to Funky Laser for allowing us all to enter. Please click here to visit their site and see what you could buy. They have a wide range of items and can be customised too. Happy shopping.