Monday, 29 December 2008

Star hoops

Here's 2 sets of hoops I've made today using a mixture of bits from Lebeado and the craft shop in halstead near my mum's house.. Thanks Linda for telling me about the fab 75% off sale happening there today and tomorrow as well.. I spent a small fortune £21 but that's nothing considering it should have been about £85! I bought so many little goodies, so that should keep me going for a fair while now, especially when I add to all the goodies I got for xmas :)
I decided to use some of my goodies for jewellery.. so I used the star beads (20p each!!) and added them to some beads I've had laying around for a while...
I've used:
  • Earring hoop blanks (silver & black)
  • Blue foil glass stars
  • Black foil glass stars
  • White matt glass beads
  • Czech Tiff AB blue beads
  • Czech Tiff AB black beads
  • Earring wires
  • Jump rings

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Jewellery tinkering

So I've had a fair bit of free time to faff around in the last few days so here's some of my recent makes...
Scrabble tile bracelet and earring set.. with a ring on the way... my name certainly isn't worth a lot of points is it..
I've used:
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Filigree spacer balls
  • Silver wire
  • Silver earring wires

The earrings are for mum as she liked the pair I made myself... she's loving me being home at the moment as she can scour her way through all my jewellery and ask for her own sets of things and paw through my beads..

I've used:

  • Hematite beads
  • Glass pearl beads
  • Silver spacer balls
  • Silver eyepins
  • Silver earring wires

And there's bound to be more earrings on the way soon as mum has just found my other stash of earrings and i've more scrabble tiles to play with..

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Heart locket necklace

Hey everyone, not been around much been having a hard time recently and christmas hasn't made things any easier. So this is my first make in a while...ironic piece to make considering recent events...
I've used:
  • Heart locket (Lebeado)
  • Black and yellow/gold ribbon
  • Tiger tail
  • Gold clasp
  • Gold jumprings
  • End caps
  • Burnt glass beads (Buffy Beads)

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Linda's Blog Candy

Linda is offering some gorgeous blog candy... i shouldn't really tell u all as then u'll enter too then there's more names in with mine lol... but i'm being good so hop on over and take a look!

Pink & white cocktail ring

So here's the final piece of the pink & white beady goodness set that I started ages ago, I've just been putting the ring off as I generally get quite annoyed with them lol.

I've used:

  • 19 clear glass 6mm bicone beads

  • 19 hot pink 6mm bicone beads

  • 19 pale pink seed beads

  • Seive ring blank

  • Monofilament

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Crafty Creations- Gifted

So this week's challenge over at Crafy Creations is 'Gifted'... and Jaime is offering a cute prize so go check it out! So here's my DT piece, I've used my nan's birthday present as my gift....
I've used:
  • Blue dotty ribbon
  • Butterfly paper (with extra butterflies stamped on faintly)
  • Silver ink
  • Butterfly stamp

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Nan's bag charm

Here's a bag charm I've made for my nan's birthday present...
I've used:
  • Brass lobster clasp
  • Brass chain
  • Gold wire
  • Brass charms
  • Clear glass beads
  • Burnt glass tube beads
  • Woven heart pendant

Friday, 12 December 2008

Xmas candle

So here's my final piece of xmas work, it's a candle to sit on our mantle... it's also my entry for 2 of this weeks challenges... Cute Card Thursday (ok so it's not a card lol) 'Punches' and Stamp Something 'red, green & gold'.
I've used:
  • Ikea candle
  • Star paper punch
  • Gold paper
  • Spiral Whisper Little Gem stamp
  • Marvy pens
  • Green snowflake ribbon
  • Red ribbon

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Easy elegance earrings

Some of you may have heard of Beading Daily, so you may recognise this design as something similar to their Easy Elegance earrings pdf that you can purchase. I've made my own twist on the design as I didn't have quite the right beads to match their design... and these are for me as a cheer me up :)
I've used:
  • 4 earring wires
  • Headpins
  • 6mm glass pearls
  • 6mm clear glass bicones
  • 6mm blac crackle glass beads
  • 2mm hematite beads
  • 8mm glass faceted beads
  • 8mm hematite beads

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Pearls order

Here's a set of pearls that I've made tonight for an xmas order... crikey haven't made a set of these in ages.. but it was nice to drag out the hematite again.. perhaps one day I'll get round to designing some earrings to go with these sets lol
I've used:
  • 6mm pearls
  • 4mm hematite
  • Silver clasps
  • Jump rings
  • Tiger tail

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Something blue

So here's a blue bag charm I've made usign lots of leftovers from previous beady makes and bits of broken jewellery. This is my entry for this weeks Arty Girlz challenge 'Favourite medium' as beads are my favourite thing to work in, and it's also my entry for the One Stop Craft Challenge 'Something Blue'.
I've used:
  • Lobster clasp
  • Oval link chain
  • Blue foil glass heart
  • Blue seed beads
  • Blue conical glass beads
  • Blue disco ball beads
  • Pale blue large pearl beads
  • Head pins

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Embossing challenge

Righty ho here's my DT piece for this weeks Kaboodle Doodle challenge where the theme is 'Embossing'... and it's also the theme over at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.. so here's my card to fit both challenges.
I've used:
  • Black card
  • Kaboodle doodle grey it papers
  • 4 black buttons
  • Goth girl image (thanks jen)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Red dotty ribbon
  • Birthday embossed card (thanks jo)
  • Red inkpad
  • Chunky glue dots

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Holiday wishes

Ooops nearly forgot to blog my DT piece for this week's Crafty Creations challege 'Holiday Wishes'!
I've used:
  • White mottled card
  • Blue snow paper (thanks donna)
  • Snowman and boy image (thanks donna)
  • Dark blue paper
  • Blue dotty ribbon
  • Felt flowers with metal charm centre
  • Merry Christmas peel off

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Thank You

Here's my skinny card as my entry for 2 of this weeks challenges... A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'Thank You' and Dutch Dare Challenge 'Scalloped edges'.
I've used:
  • Skinny white ribbed card
  • Flower designer paper
  • Yellow card
  • 2 yellow flowers
  • 4 orange buttons
  • Green inkpad
  • Thank you stamp
  • Tilda image (thanks linda)
  • Foam pads

CC- Vintage

Here's my entry for this week's Cupcake Craft challenge 'Vintage'.
I've used:
  • Cream mottled card
  • Vintage script paper
  • Gold and brown inkpad
  • Decoupage floral and butterfly stickers
  • Thank You stamp

CCT- Hearts

Wooo been sent home today, snow day! So it means I can catch up on some crafting and bash my way through some challenges too.. so here's my piece for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Hearts'.
I've used:
  • Designer card- lilac and pale pink hearts (thanks donna)
  • Anita's heart stamp
  • 2 lilac flowers
  • 2 heart brads
  • Metallic lilac ribbon
  • PB image
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Foam pads

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

FF xmas card

Yet another xmas card, I'm making spares as someone is bound to ask for some just before xmas lol... Anyhoo this card is my entry for this week's ABC challenge 'T is for threes' and Forever Friends 'Contemporary Xmas'....

I've used:

  • Mint green card
  • 3 papers from Kaboodle doodle contemporary xmas kit
  • 3 sage flowers
  • 3 buttons
  • Merry Christmas banner
  • FF image (thanks donna)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Foam pads

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Lilac recipe piece

So here's a double challenge piece to boost my xmas card collection.... Cute Card Thursday 'Lilac' and Papertake Weekly '1 rbbon, 2 rectangles and 3 small embellies'.
I've used:
  • White rippled card
  • Kaboodle Doodle contemporary xmas lilacpaper
  • Blue textured tissue paper
  • Xmas tilda image (thanks linda)
  • 2 lilac buttons
  • Lilac inkpad
  • Lilac flower
  • Snowflake
  • Lilac brad
  • Lilac dotty ribbon (thanks jen)
  • Marvy Pens
  • Silver ink
  • Peel off page to mask off greeting

Monday, 1 December 2008

Something Black

Here's my entry for 2 current challenges... Stamp Something 'Black Friday Somethings' and Scrummy Stash Cafe 'Plainly Speaking'.... I paper pieced the heart that the teddy is holding to make it blend better with the scrappy edges.
I've used:
  • Black card
  • White glossy paper
  • Red stazon
  • Anita's heart stamp (to make a stamped background)
  • FF stamp
  • Black medium flower
  • 2 red glitter buttons
  • Deep red button
  • Little black button
  • Red ribbon
  • Foam pads