Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Over the past couple of months, my Fish and Blossom Focal Beads have become quite popular, both at the Cirencester Craft Fairs and on Etsy.

This is great and it has got me thinking about other styles of Focals to make. Images have been going around in my mind, but I haven't come to any firm decisions yet on what the next series should feature.

What did occur to me though, was that it might be nice to do some Accent Beads to compliment the focals. So I made some! These really were fun to make - I love making round beads - and I have made just three sets, to match three of the remaining Focals that are still on Etsy at the moment. Hopefully, these will be just as popular with everyone.

I have also had a great day, creatively speaking, and have made two new styles of beads. Pictures to follow when I have made them up into 1 necklace and 1 something else - not sure if it will be a necklace or a bracelet yet....will let you know!

Meanwhile, I am enjoying the gorgeous spring weather we are having and looking forward to my Birthday later in the week. The children and Darren are being very secretive!

Hope you are all having a great week too!


Fiona said...

mumm. These are lovely. How do you get them so shiny?

Pips said...

Thanks so much Fiona! The secret to shiny? Gentle Sanding and then Gentle Buffing! No short cuts I'm afraid!!! (Wish there were - my fingers get sore from all the sanding!)

eve said...

Oh pip these are lovely, i love the purple ones,x

Pips said...

Thanks so much Eve!!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

I love the new direction, Pippa! The sky is the limit with these, I just know it. I'm off to look at your shop! My fish bead is lonely, he needs some friends! :)


Pips said...

Thank you so much Lynda - it was your enthusiasm for these beads that has pushed my creativity to make more - so thank you my friend - couldn't have done it without you x