Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

More Petal Capped Beads

I have been really enjoying designing and making my new range of Flower and Petal Capped Beads. Even better, is that you all seem to love them too!

I have just finished another couple of sets and have put them up on Etsy today.

My inspiration came from this beautiful palate by Design Seeds. I have a look everyday to see what is new and always love the wonderful pictures and the breakdown of colours is just begging to be mixed in polymer!

So here are my new sets. Gerbera Petals and Spring Time Blue.

The colours are fresh and calming, reminding me that Spring will soon be here, even if it has been snowing today!

I hope you like them as much as I do!

Have a great week.


Friday, 13 January 2012

Flower / Petal Capped Beads

I am not a great one for New Year's Resolutions, but this year I had decided that I need to make better use of my poor, neglected, Etsy Shop.

Doing a Craft Fair every Saturday certainly keeps me busy with selling and making my jewellery and as a result, very little finds its way on to Etsy due to time constraints. After all, there are only so many beads I can make in a week - let alone make them all up into something special in the way of jewellery.

Thinking about this over the Christmas Holidays, I decided that my Etsy Shop would be better put to use as a place to sell solely beads.

So after much thought, I came to the conclusion that I could easily make 5 more beads each time I make enough for a necklace/bracelet/earrings etc for my Craft Fair and put these extras onto Etsy and hopefully people will love them as much as I do.

So here are my first two offerings.

The first are the Bronze Flower Capped beads, pictured above. As soon as I posted them on Etsy, they sold! Yay!! So I made another set and relisted them. They seem to have struck a cord with people and the photo on Flickr even made it onto Explore - I was just a bit excited!!!!

The second are Petal Capped Beads in a lovely shade of Aubergine with Ecru and palest green/yellow. I love these!!

So if you are looking for some unique and individual beads for your next project, please check them out!

I would love to hear what you think of them and if you would like to these these in any other colour ways.

Happy New Year to you all and Happy Creating!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Cara Jane's Sleeping Cat Tutorial

I was lucky enough to receive a sneak preview of Cara Jane's lovely Sleeping Cat Tutorial yesterday.

Cara first showed these little cats with flowery bottoms that she made on her Blog back in November, to much acclaim! Everyone loved them.

So much in fact that Cara decided to do a tutorial on them and then sent it out to a few people to "test" it for her. I was so thrilled to receive one.

And what a delight it is - great concise instructions, lots of pictures and such a pretty subject!

I immediately had a go and was so happy with the results I got by following the steps.

I added my own little twist in the flower by adding individual petals rather than a cane slice and voila! a little sleeping cat of my own!

If you want to have a go at making one of your own then pop over to Cara's blog where she has generously shared the tutorial for everyone to use!

Thank you Cara - what fun!!