Love that Swing!

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Hi All,

Been busy and been not well, all at the same time. I always try to get myself something to do even when I am unwell as I have found that even the simplest thing can sometimes help if you just find a little something to do.

I have for you today two sets of earrings I made recently. I always like the swing of earrings as it adds so much interest to a face I think.

I used some fire polished saucer beads to make these earrings. In the top ones (green pair) I used larger saucer (rounded very faceted beads). I put a daisy silver plated spacer on the top and bottom of the bead. I used a long head pin through the bead and spacers and wrapped a loop around a jump ring. I cut two small lengths of chain and threaded the jump rings through the chain. I find that having the bead on a separate jump ring really add to that swing!

The second pair (the black earrings) are made the same way with the exception that I used two smaller faceted beads.

I think they’ve turned out well and most of all there is a lot of swing!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you’ll stop by again real soon.

All the very best!

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Butterflies are Amazing!

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Hi All,

A few days doing other bits and pieces so no energy for other things unfortunately. 

Today’s creation is one I made some time ago.  I love semi precious beads as they always have some very interesting features. These Green Aventurine beads are amazing. 

I purchased these butterfly beads and the round beads from a seller that I have dealt with for a long time. Her beads are really very nice.

In this set I used the butterfly beads along with round beads and crystal bicone beads which are all strung on gold tigertail as I believe this colour bead looked better with gold colour wire. As large beads can be very uncomfortable around the neck I decided to end the necklace at the point noted above.

I made a pair of earrings using single butterfly beads and gold ear wires. 

Thanks so much for your visit today and I hope you will join me here again soon.

All The very best!

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I made felt…fancy that!

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Hi All,

I’ve finally done something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. I learned how to do wet felting. Hooray!

I took a class with Mel last week and I am indeed hooked. I hope to get to making more felt at home once I get all the bits I need. No it doesn’t require many things but I need to sort out my space so I can get started. I purchased a small bag of goodies from Mel so have the required wool and embellishment bits but I need to make sure I have a clear area to get started.

After watching Mel do the initial felting we were shown how to get started. The small mostly green and blue felt swatch is the very first piece I created. I was absolutely delighted with it.

The second piece I created was the larger mostly purple swatch with lots of embellishments including some prefelt, a piece of a previous item Mel had created, some silk bits, threads, etc and all of this was felted together. After working it through this is the final result.

The third piece is the small green bead which Mel started out for me and I finished the felting process. It really was just too exciting and I can’t wait to get started.

If you would like to have a go at this lovely craft you can contact Mel at peterj.cowlan@tiscali.co.uk. Her class included the wool and embellishment bits. Go on give it a try.

All the very best.

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A necklace by request

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Hi All,

It’s been a few days since I last posted anything as I have been quite ill and my broadband connection is still playing up.  Hopefully I will be able to send this post regardless of the connection problems.

I was asked by a friend to make a necklace for her to wear to a wedding.  She wanted the necklace to be navy blue and cream.

I used 8mm navy beads and used the cream colour faux pearls in between for contrast.

I think it turned out quite respectfully and she did like the necklace, which is a bonus really.

Thanks for taking a look today and do come back again soon. Hopefully the connection issue will be sorted out by Monday, at least that what my broadband provider said.

All the very best!

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Courage during difficult times

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Hi All,

Today’s card is one I made for my sister who was going through a particularly difficult time and I wanted to encourage her to feel that she could get through the issues so I created this card.

I used a sentiment from Inkylicious as the main topper because I didn’t feel a lot of additional embellishments would be necessary.

I took a piece of white card stock and coloured it using various Distress inks as I wanted to create a cheerful background on which to stamp my sentiment on. I then used a Spellbiner’s die to cut out the shape for the topper. Because there was so much ink on the card I dried it using a heat tool before stamping the sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment using Perfect Medium and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

I used a layer of purple card and green card which I embossed with an embossing folder to bring the card together. I added some white glittered floral embellishments and a green ribbon to complete the final design.

I hope you enjoy my creation and will stop by again soon.

All the very best!

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