Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Came across a great tutorial yesterday on the gossiping goddess blog. So I had to try it out, although I didn’t have any seed beads but wondered if it would work for a larger bead and jump rings. It’s definitely much more affective with small beads although it still looks quite good with the larger ones I used.

I used 8 mm  sodalite beads, white waxed linen cord and silver jump rings.



This one I used 10 mm fire agate beads, black waxed linen cord and black jump rings.





Pop on over to the blog and check it out. It’s a great tutorial and Lesley’s bracelet and necklace using the same technique are lovely and her instructions and photos are great.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I Was Unplugged

For three days no internet and it just goes to show how much we rely on it. Every time I thought to do something I was stymied by the fact that I was internet-less.  Couldn’t check emails, couldn’t read blogs,  googling was impossible and because my employment is all on-line I was kind of jobless too.

Anyway it’s up and working again thank goodness, so to celebrate I thought I’d show you some lovelies I’ve found whilst browsing before I lost my connection.

Aren’t these pretty? Crochet lamp shades. More info here.

crochet lamp shades

This is a great idea for using up scraps of fabric, chain and lace. Instructions here.

Multi strand necklace

And another idea for using up scraps and upcycling. Instructions here.


Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Haven’t Been Idle

I’ve been making stuff, photographing, editing, describing and uploading to my new little on-line store.

I’ve named it Artisan Clay and it’s filled (not to the brim yet, but I’m working on it) with art beads, pendants, gift tags and soon, toggle and clasps, buttons, and anything else I can think of that is a hand made original art bead.

It’s an Australian site called Craftumi (a sister site to where my jewellery is for sale) specifically for craft supplies and international buyers are welcome

Just a few of the things I’ve stocked my store with.

Gift Tags

More Pendants.

Drop by and have a browse.