Sunday, 31 January 2010

Bead Soup Party

I am taking party in the Bead Soup Party that has kindly been organised by Lori Anderson, who is doing an amazing job, thank you so much Lori xx

My Soup Partner is Nicki Keller, who has sent me a fab selection of beads for my challenge necklace. I literally ripped the envelope open when it arrived and ooood and ahhhhd for ages, my Husband and Son watched my with a mystified expression, they are after all only beads Mummy! Honestly. Well Here is my bead selection, I apologise for the poor picture, the weather was awful that day that I took it. Needless to say I got straight to work and am very pleased with the results, which I shall be posting on Feb 10th along with all of the other participants. I hope that you have had a restful weekend, take care xxxxx

Monday, 25 January 2010

Auction for Haiti

I am co-ordinating a charity auction to raise some money for Haiti at the moment. If you are a Lampwork artist or a Jewellery designer and would like to donate a piece for the auction or know of someone who may be interested in donating something please contact me on
The collective raised over £400 from our last auction in October so hopefully we can match or better that for Haiti.
Thank you in advance for participating xxxx

Sunshine Award

I would like to thank Lovely Kristin of KS Jewellery Designs for nominating me for this Sunshine award, pop over to her blog website have a look. Her blog is fab and her jewellery is stunning, I have several piece myself.
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. I haven’t found this difficult to pass on as I find so many blogs inspiring – it was only difficult to stop at 12!

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award-
Put the logo on your blog or within your post
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
Link the nominees within your post
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you wish this award.
My Award Winners (in no particular order!):
1) Beady Pool

2)Bumpy Beads

3) Chameleons Designs

4)Kanna Glass

5)Lazy Daisy Glass

6)Clare Scott

7)SCJ Jewellery Designs

8)Little Castle Designs

9)Keiara's Beads

10)Kebo Jewellery

11)Earth and Fire Beads

12)AMI Designs

When you have a moment go and check these blogs out, they are fab! Thank you again Kristin xxx

Thursday, 21 January 2010

New Year New Jewells

The schools are back, work is open and I have had some time to make new Jewellery, hooray! It is made but has yet to be listed, I shall beaver away on listing it tomorrow and over the weekend. Here are some pics as a preview.

I am really enjoying working with silver wire again. I had a wire beak in the middle of last year for 2 reasons, the price rocketed and I really could not justify buying it and I hit a missing mojo patch. Well at the end of last year Kookie started to self fund (hooray again) so I have been able to buy silver wire and I have found my mojo too!

I had a fab Birthday pressie from my lovely Hubby, he bought me a PMC starter pack and I have bought a small kiln so later this year my jewellery will feature sterling silver beads made by ME, I am extremely excited by the prospect. I love working with fabulous Lampwork beads but I really want to be able to make jewellery with my own beads, albeit silver ones as well as Lampworks form the fab artisans that I buy bead from now.
Enough rambling I shall blog again with links when all these lovelies are listed.
Oh and a final note, I have taken part in a bead soup challenge so I shall be posting pics on the 10th of the pieces that I have made with the fab beads that I was sent
Have a super weekend xxxx

Friday, 8 January 2010

From 33 to -3 in 24 hours!

Happy 2010 to you. I have taken a while to blog post holiday but we went from this

to this in 24 hours, which has been a tad of a shock.

We had a fab Christmas and New Year and I am definitely sold on the whole sunny Christmas thing, it was bliss.
I am hoping that the snow will bypass us this weekend so that the schools can open. Poor Leon is craving the company of little people and really wants to go back. Brian managed to get into work for this first time but the roads here in Bracknell are still a bit hairy to drive on. I cant remember having this much snow for this long before, it is so beautiful although I have to say I am ready for the thaw now. So if the schools go back on Monday then I can get back to work and get a few new designs up on the site.
Have a fabulous and safe weekend, enjoy the snow those of you who still have it and take care xxx