Thursday, 30 July 2009

What - No Tutorial?

Sorry! I know I promised to post a tutorial this week, but I just did not get round to it. Some strange things have been going on with my blog that I have been trying to work out.

Since Sunday I have had over 11,000 new visitors. Now, I think my blog is quite good, well in my humble opinion anyway, but not THAT good. The unusual number of visitors is about 3 or 4 a day, so something was definitely going on! Try though I might, I cannot find where all these people are coming from (although I am pretty sure it is Stumbleupon, but I cannot find the page). So, if you are one of the 11,000, then Welcome, nice to see you here and I hope you enjoy looking around and please leave a comment telling me how you found my blog, I would love to know!

I have managed to get some new work done as well, in spite of all the detective work. I got some wonderful Filigree Wraps from the brilliant http://www.dichro-findings.co.uk/. This has got to be my all time favourite site for wonderful settings, blanks and unusual findings. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Here's what I did with them.



I have also done a little Mokume Gane Technique in the clay and made these double drilled beads. Tricky to string, but worth the effort in the end!

A couple of other bits and pieces too!


So, hopefully, next week will be a little quieter, although the children are on Summer Holidays now so who knows how much I will get done, but I will try, honestly, to get that tutorial up.
We are hoping, crossing our fingers, toes, arms and legs, that the weather will improve soon - for our Holiday in Cornwall.

Keep your fingers crossed for us as well!
A Quick Update...

Thank you so much to the Wonderful Hannah of Spans-Stitchin' who found the Stumbleupon Page that was sending all the Traffic to here. Hannah makes the most beautiful crotchet and sewn items - have a look here at her blog! http://spans-stitchin.blogspot.com/. Now I can stop trawling the web trying to it and get back to claying!!! Many thanks Hannah - you are an absolute star!

8 comments:

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH! Gorgeous, Pippa! I love this new direction, with the filigree settings!

Lynda

Pips said...

Thanks so much Lynda - They are alot of fun to work with, once you get the hang of them!!

Kathy and Carrie said...

They absolutely beautiful and stunning....

I found your blog in a post on the PCAGOE Forum....

Congrats on all the traffic too, how very cool is that!

Pips said...

Hi Kathy and Carrie! Hope both of you are well - thank you so much for the lovely comment!

Anamir said...

What a lovelly and amazing work.
Congratulations.

Pips said...

Hi Anamir - thank you so much for your kind comment!

Lou said...

wow 11,000 visitors, thats awesome. Love the heart necklace and the last pic with the one strand of wire wrapped. You have been busy! :)

Pips said...

Hi Lou!! Yes, silly busy, but on Holiday soon YAY!!!

The number of visitors was just crazy! Hope to get that tutorial up soon, but just don't seem to have enough time for anything. Hope all is well with you x