Sunday, 1 November 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I seriously need to step up my game. The team run challenges with a new theme every month and this month it is Super Power Jewellery. I'm so gutted I missed this one, I could think of loads of things to do. Maybe I'll just do my own one. Hmmmm, there's an idea... Join in and vote for your favourite between 9th - 15th October.
Next month's challenge is 'Beauty of the Flower'. I'm more an abstract kind of girl, which literally translates as I change my mind continuously as I'm making something so it's never quite what it was origianlly intended to be! I'll have to do a wee challenge entry sometime soon though.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
I've been having a look at some of Sherry Serafini's work (http://www.serafinibeadedjewelry.com/) - I really love her use of texture and colour. I think one of my main problems is lack of variety in my bead collection. Despite the vast number of shoe boxes I have managed to fill! Maybe my resolution was a tad premature and I'll have to buy more beads. Quel nightmare!
An even bigger nightmare (can you sense the sarcasm) is that in a fit of Friday night boredom we decided to go to Paris for a weekend. It's my birthday on the 10th of October so, international jet setters that we are (I wish!), we've booked four nights of la Vie en Rose. Sad to say, I've already figured out where the bead shops are - they have a BEAD DISTRICT!!! Sacre bleu! Unfortunately, it is the same locale as the red light district apparently so we'd best make sure to have a good look in the window before venturing into any shops!! Keep an eye out for the low-down on Perles a Paris!
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
"Thou shalt not start a new project unless it makes a dent in the stockpile of random stuff in the cupboard."
I made this decision following the discovery of 12 vintage Swarovski 12mm volcano rivolis at the bottom of a box in said cupboard that I had completely forgotten I owned. Coincidentally, this was on a day where I had scoured Etsy, ebay etc. for about 3 hours trying to find vintage volcano Swarovski pieces becasue I quite fancied buying some for a future project. Oops.....
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I jumped back on the crafting bandwagon in October last year, having been inspired by a colleague who had taken up beadweaving. Beads and jewellery were a favourite pastime when I was growing up but I fell by the wayside when I left for University. I moved back home to live with my parents 2 years ago - it was only supposed to be for six months but, well, thank you recession! I've discovered since that what started as a way to make the odd piece of jewellery has turned into a creative obsession. I have more ideas than I know what to do with but that, dear friend, is not the issue. The issue is I HAVE NO SPACE!!! My studio consists of a tackle box and a 12x16" tea-tray. Occasionally I'm allowed to commandeer the dining table, but that never lasts...