Thursday, 12 March 2009

Treasures

It's been a hectic few days for me. Lots of family things to sort and not a lot of time for bead making.

I had a disappointing time with a new style of bead that I spent at least 4 hours on, only to find that I had pierced them incorrectly and they would not string properly. Very frustrating and it wasted time that I did not really have.
So I was really pleased that a pair of earring that I made in a completely new style worked out just how I wanted them to!

I have called them Leaf Flowers and am hoping to make them in different colours and some slightly different styles.

Then yesterday I was so happy to find I had my Monochrome Necklace included in a beautiful Treasury on Etsy, compiled by a fellow PCAGOE team member Chicki. She called the treasury Monochrome, after my necklace, which was a lovely touch. Thank you so much Tina - you made my day!

I have also made a necklace from the Lady's Slipper Beads and love it! Hope you do to!
I have a busy week next week, I will keep you posted - I am hoping some Art Clay Silver will make an appearance!

10 comments:

Lou said...

The earrings turned out great! sorry to hear about the beads though :(
Hey, feel free to follow my blog, I need followers! lol

Pips said...

Thanks Lou - off to find your blog now!!!

Linda Riopel said...

Pippa - don't think of it as a waste of time, but as a learning experience. Those earrings are amazing! Lovely GF.

Pips said...

Yes, you are right Linda - I certainly won't make the same mistake twice lol! Thank you for your lovely comments and encouragement x

CreativeSpirit said...

Such a bummer about the beads. I've gone through the same thing a few times, and it is definitely frustrating. Linda is right though. Chalk it up to learning!

I so adore your new earrings!

www.creativespirittoo.etsy.com

Pips said...

Hi Julie - thank you, so happy you like the earrings! I think we have probably all been there with the "mistakes and frustration" thing! lol!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous earrings, can you drill the beads with much bigger holes and re-use them?
Those little leaves are so detailed, amazing talent....
Nic xx

Eugena said...

Beautiful earrings! I cannot wait to see more in other colors!

Pips said...

Hi Nic! No - the beads are too delicate to redrill, they cannot be used at all - but I am sure something will come out of the whole experience for the better! At least I hope so lol! Thank you as always for your lovely comments and encouragement!

Hi Eugena - thank you so much for your comments - I am planning a whole rainbow of them! They will look good all photographed together I think!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

The earrings are very cool Pips! I really like the Ladyslipper beads too! I am a big fan of wildflowers and flower beads are the perfect way to honor them!