Friday 21 September 2012

T is for Tree

I decided to go with Trees or at least a tree as my tag for the letter T in the alphatag swap for this month.  Stamps used are from Chocolate Baroque (formerly Elusive Images) Arboretum set. Someone remarked that this challenge seems to be getting more difficult as the months go by and I'd say we have the most difficult letters yet to come.


Tuesday 18 September 2012

Jewellery Design

I recently acquired some free Preciosa twin holed beads and really wasn't sure how to go about using them.  However I was browsing through the last issue of Bead magazine when I spotted a bracelet design using these very  beads so I sorted out some other beads of suitable colours from my stash and set about designing a necklace based on this idea - the twin hole beads are the turquoise coloured ones in the centre of the units each of which includes size 11 and 15 seed beads, 3mm faceted crystals and some Myuki drop beads. I enjoyed making this and might just have to invest in a few more twin hole beads to make something else.  I had no choice of colour with the free beads so I might need a bit of retail therapy to get a top of a suitable colour to show them off!!

Apologies for my lack of blogging recently - time seems to have doubled its pace in passing me by and there seem to be less and less hours in each day.