Wednesday 2 September 2020

Bluebell Wood

 I do know that I've not done any bead work for some time but hadn't realised just how long ago I last picked up needle, thread and tiny beads.  This Bluebell Wood project was started when I purchased a lovely book called Floral Beaded Jewellery from Spellbound Beads, with designs by Julie Ashford.  This book was published in 2016 so that makes it four years ago that this 'work in progress' was started but at least now it is no longer an 'UFO' (unfinished object). It took me a while to sort out just what point I'd reached in the work and then of course it was back to the instruction books to remind myself of the various stitches and techniques but fortunately it all came back to me quite quickly once I'd got going again. I'm so pleased to see this one completed, quite fiddly to make but worth the effort of one bead at a time to bring it together.  I have to admit that I came across another 'WIP' (work in progress) which I'm sure was started before the bluebell necklace so I'm going to get down to getting that one completed as well - different stitch, different technique so again back to the instruction books!! 

 I'm sure I can't be the only person who is very good at starting projects but not always as good at actually finishing themπŸ˜€πŸ˜€.  Most do get completed - eventually!!

Floral Beaded Jewellery from Spellbound Beads, designs by Julie Ashford

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Flower Pots

 A couple of quirky flowers in pots to share today.  Images stamped onto card with a few of the tiny stamps from the set added.  Edges were sponged with ink.  Button stamp from the set was used to stamp around the edges of the background paper - no need to stamp all over because much of it is hidden..  Image coloured using water based pens and a little label also from the stamp set was cut out and added. Hope you all managed to enjoy some sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend - difficult to believe we are into September now.  It has certainly been a strange year so far.

Stamps - set from Hobby Arts