Saturday, 31 October 2009

Beaded Beads - Again

Well I did say 'watch this space' and here is the strung necklace which I made incorporating the three beaded beads which I made earlier this week. I might just have to make a couple more for a pair of ear rings.

Friday, 30 October 2009


I was trawling around yesterday seeking inspiration and spotted some tutorials by Michelle Zindorf. This card is based on one of them but instead of using a brayer as she does I sponged the various colours on using post-it notes as masking. The stamps used are by Elusive Images and Adirondack dye inks were used for the background effect.

Joseph's Coat

I was reminded recently of the Joseph's Coat stamping technique - funny how all these ideas and techniques are in your head and they pop out now and again!! This time it has been done onto a patterned background paper which is a change and perhaps a bit different. The stamp used is from My Minds Eye (Wild Asparagus).

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Beaded Beads

I am going to a jewellery making workshop at the weekend (stringing beads mainly) and I thought it would be an idea to make three beaded beads to use as a feature on a necklace. These were made using needle and thread with size 8 and 11 seed beads and some magatama drops. I must go through my stash to see if I have any larger beads to go with these but the tutor always brings a wonderfel selection of very tempting beads so I should be able to make something with them. Watch this space after the weekend!!