Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Laura's fab giveaway

Laura Sparling has a fab giveaway running that you can enter until tomorrow. All you need to do is pop over to her blog and comment for a chance to win these beautiful beads. Laura make the most beautiful Artisan Lampwork beads. Pop over to her Etsy shop or her website for a look

Have a super day and I will blog properly later in the week xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Lori's fab giveaway

If you have a mo pop over to Lori's blog Pretty Things and comment for a chance to win a goodie bag of lucite beads, including the beads to make these earrings!
Happy weekend xxx

Monday, 2 August 2010

And the Winner is ......

The winner is Kathryn from Lazy Daisy Glass, well done Kathryn and thank you to everyone who entered. Please check back again soon as I will run another give away at the end of the Summer. Kathryn if you could pm me your address I shall pop your goodies in the post tomorrow

Have a fab evening xxxx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


I am feeling full of Summer smiles and in a fit of joy-joy have decided that it is about time for me to run a give away. This lovely ceramic pendant hanging from a 20" sterling silver snake chain and fab earrings are up for grabs. The ceramic beads were made by lovely Nancy Schindler. It is dead easy to enter; do 1 or all of the following for you name to be entered into the hat. My lovely Son will draw the name on August 2nd on our return for hols.
You receive 1 entry for each of the following
1) comment on this blog
2) follow this blog
3)blog about the giveaway
4) whizz over to my website and tell me which piece is your favourite
Have a super day and thank you for stopping by xxxx

Luck me and Lovely Jelveh

I am the very lucky and proud owner of this BEAUTIFUL vessel that I won on Jelveh's Blog (pop over and see here) Jelveh's beads are truly amazing. I have made a wire doo-dat (all technical terms here you know) to the handle and I wear it on a lovely snake chain. Thank you Jelveh I LOVE it!
I have also been beavering away with more jewellery, making the most of the child free non working time that I have left this week. These lovely beads were made by fabulous Rebecca Weddell. I love the maroon and turquoise combination, it is so vivid and summery. They remind me of summer sunsets. I shall be listing theses on my site when I have a moment this week. I am off to take an English exam now, yowzer this is the first proper school exam I have taken for 20 years.
Have a fabulous day and enjoy the sunshine xxx

Monday, 19 July 2010

New Jewellery for Summer

I have been quiet on the blog front for a while I know, but there have been good reasons.
Firstly I have a new Job yay me! I start work as part time Teaching Assistant in September which I am very excited about. I will be working at my Son's school so I don't have to have any additional child care and I have the holidays off with him. I am so pleased. TA roles are like hens teeth here so I fell very blessed to have this role.
Secondly I have been busy making jewellery. I have listed some new earrings, necklaces and bracelets today on the Kookie Website, please do pop over and have a squizz if you have a mo.
I am going to run a giveaway later in the week for a fab pendant and earrings, more news to follow.
Right school run time so I am off, have a fab week and enjoy the sunshine and pics of the jewellery xxxx

Monday, 21 June 2010

TA-DA! More Soup

Soup is now being served and here is my contribution. Firstly the raw ingredients supplied by fabulous Nancy Schindler of Round Rabbit

So I took this luscious mix of ceramic goodies and baked them in my noodle for a while. I decided to add some store cupboard ingredients to the mix in the shape of beads by Rob Johnson some crystals and some beautiful ceramic beads by Barbara Lewis too.

The result is a dense and full broth of ceramic, glass and bronze that will leave you feeling satisfyingly full (i hope) Thank you so much Nancy these beads are BEAUTIFUL. Please do hop around the other soups and take a peek at some really talented designers work
Have a souper day xxx
Blog Soup Party Goers
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
3. Norma, Moonlit Fantaseas
4. Beth, EB Bead and Metalworks
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
9. Kate, Tropical Blonde
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, Juls Beads
12. Erin, Treasures Found

14. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
15. Kella, Me But a Little More In Depth
16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio
17. Marie, Skye Jewels
18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta
19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's
20. Joanna, Filcowe
21. Diane, Diane Hawkey
22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
23. Anna, The Laughing Raven
24. Marcie, La Bella Joya
25. Lois, Que Onda Q'town?
26. Jayne, Mama's Got To Doodle
27. Lisa, Alterity
28. Dale, Dales' Flights of Fancy
29. Melanie, Kookie Designs
30. Christine, A Hot Piece of Glass
31. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
32. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
33. Sandi, Do Be Do Bead Do
34. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
35. Virginie, ViviBijoux
36. Janeen, Wild Vanilla
37. Filomena, Pink Velvet Bird
38. Lyn, Lyn Foley
39. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
40. Rebecca, Song Beads
41. Regina, Regina's Writings
42. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
43. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
44. Maria, Garden Path Beads
45. Michelle, Life in the Bead Lane
46. Ann, My Critical Eye
47. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles5
3. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
60. Carol, Carol Bradley Designs
61. Wanda, A Frayed of Fibers
62. Diana, Vintage Blue Studio
63. Marieke, Marieke's Blog
64. KJ, Silver Parrot
65. Maire, Maire Dodd
66. Shannon, Miss Fickle Media
67. Dana, Dana's Jewelry Designs
68. Charlene, The Bead Dreamer
69. Elisabeth, Beads for Busy Gals
70. Cathryn, Chile Cats
71. Missy, Melissa Rappaport
72. Cindy, Cindy Dolezal Designs
73. Valerie, Hot Art
74. Courtney, Beads by Breul
75. Johanna, Fire Phoenix Creations
76. Shea, gr8findings
77. Julie, Pryce Designs
78. Jeannie, Jeannie's Blog
79. Patricia, Verre Design
80. Christa, Adventures of One Beady Woman
81. Heather, My Muse
82. Susan, Night Beader at Large
83. Sonja, Drachenei
84. Jennifer, Glass Addictions by Jennifer
85. Melissa, One-Eared Pig Beads
86. Rebecca, 2SistersBeadwork
87. Karyn, Releases by Rufydoof
88. Denise, Bling on the Blog
89. Doris, Glaszwerg
90. Megan, Churchy & Her Sailor
91. Jo, Daisychain Designs
92. Jen, VanBeads Jewelry and Design
93. Kristie, Artisan Clay
94. Jess, Vintaj
95. Suzann, Beadphoria
96. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
97. Michelle, bMichelle

Friday, 18 June 2010


Sorry that I have been quiet on the blog front recently but there have been several reason. Firstly I am still in a bit of a mojo depleted zone at present which is so frustrating. I actually bought myself a huge canvas the other day in the hope that if I take a break from jewellery design to do something else creative I may feel the mojo tingle. I am putting some painting time aside next week so finger crossed. Secondly I have been making lots of my Fete range for the school fete season which starts on the 26th of this month. I have made oodles of memory wire bracelets and elasticated bracelets and pocket money friendly prices. Finally I have been making lots of commissioned jewellery for a fabulous lady from the USA. I have attached a few pictures of the commissions made with beautiful beads by Laura Sparling, Emma Ralph , Barbara Lewis and Tillerman beads.
I am treating myself to a coffee date with the Girls today so I am off for child free adult company time, hooray! Have a super weekend and please do drop by as my Bead Soup piece will be posted on the 21st June. xxx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Laura Giveaway

Lovely Laura Sparling is has a fabulous blog giveaway running, a HUGE amount of lonely beads (see picture above)Pop over and have a look of you are a beady person, it is sooo easy to enter. Check out her website too, her beads are Divine!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Summer is here, almost

I am having a bit of a mojo crisis at the moment. I have made a few bit of jewellery recently but I am finding myself gazing out of the window more than making anything. It has been very frustrating! I decided to take myself into the garden armed with my camera for some jewellery free relaxing time. The garden is in full late spring bloom at the moment and our "secret garden" is brimming with frothy forget-me-nots and the weather is so lovely today as well. I thought I would share the garden love with you, hopefully next week I may have some jewellery to show you as well

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine xxx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


I have actually, finally updated the Kookie website. I have been playing with Silver Clay after my session with Lesley Messam and have incorporated the beads and disks that I have made with the lovely Lampwork beads that I usually work with. The results are here to see. I have listed the Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelet on my website today so they are all available to buy. I hope you like them as much as I have enjoyed making them. Silver Clay is fabulous to work with I am well and truly hooked!

Have a super week xxx

Friday, 30 April 2010

PMC Tips Giveaway last day

Nicola from PMC Tips has a fabulous giveaway finishing today. You have a chance to win one of these beautiful charms plus a extra something, whizz over today of you can to enter and see some of Nicola's amazing work .
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Flame Off

Get me 2 posts in 2 days!
Well the weather has been soo lovely today I grabbed the opportunity to take some pics. Here are the bits that I made whilst at Flame Off this weekend. It was my first time attending and we had a fabulous time. My friend and I attended the Sliver Clay workshop with Lesley Messam which was great. I made this oval pendant and the disk earrings which actually look lovely on. It was my first step into the Art Clay world and I loved it. I am now all fired up to start making bits at home with the kit my fabulous Hubby bought me for Christmas.
One a less successful note, the wobbly beads shown are the ones that I made. In my defence it was my very first time at the flame and I am not blessed with the co-ordination required to turn my hand ssslllooowwwwllllyyy and steadily away from me and not over heat the glass (shan't be doing that for a living then !) On a positive note I now have an even deeper respect for Lampwork Artists. Lovely Emma Green helped my friend and I without once yelling "are you deaf or just totally malco-ordinated?"
Have a great week xx

Monday, 19 April 2010

End of the Hols

I have been AWOL and I am sorry. We were away in Cape Town for Easter, which was sooo lovely. It has been non stop play dates and Legoland since we have been home with a stop over by my parents en route from CT back to their UK home thrown in. We are all rested and ready to get back into the swing of school/ me working on some new designs and my poor Hubby has been back at work for a week already. I did manage to go to Flame Off on Saturday with my lovely friend and we had a ball, I shall post some pics of my creations later in the week. Needless to say that I am not a natural Lampwork artist, although my friends bead were beautiful, my art clay creations were far more wearable. So these pics are of a sunny happy Easter Holiday spent in the sunshine. Have a great week and I promise relevant jewellery news soon xx