Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oh dear and Wow! If you click on the photo it comes up right 'in ya face', and I can see a wee bit of thread, will have to put on magnifying glasses and sort that out.

Here it is, the beaded button with hidden depths! I'm sure that's a wee glimpse of the ocean with sun on the hills. Pity about the scratch or whatever it is, it shows more in the photo.

Not sure which is the best pic so here's two. Off out for Sunday roast lunch.....enjoy your day!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perhaps if I start others will follow! It's soooo quiet!! Hi gals, Jen here. Got my bead swap piece today from Lynne, very nice. I'm still beading around these buttons but must get better seed beads, won't be long Lynne. In the mean time here's a pic or two.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bead Swap 10 - Draw done!

And rules sent out! 7 of us participating this time round and we're in for a challenge...! Thanks to all who're taking part - now, let's have some FUN!!

~Amanda :D

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bead Swap 10 - Last Chance!

Last chance to sign up for the next bead swap is today, girls! Please email me using the link at the top of the right hand side of this post by the end of the day if you want to be in. I'll do the draw tomorrow :)

Only 5 of us so far - please join us - it'll be fun, I promise! If you're in a rut, a bead swap is a great way to kick you out of it by making you look outside of the square for a solution! And this bead swap, you'll only be sending ONE BEAD, so no excuses that you don't have enough in your stash to choose from!!

Amanda :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hi girls, your pictures have been uploaded to our photoshop site please check your email for the link or here
So enjoy your hardwork especially our newbies, many thanks to you all for participating. Beady Hugs From LEEANNE.

Next Bead Swap

Please email me using the link to the right hand side if you want to join in the fun!

Amanda :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

some new projects

Hullo Ladies!

I have a couple of new pieces finished and I am looking to show them off!

this is 'Lapis Diva' in sterling silver with a light patina and a deep rich lapis lazuli cab. This diva is simple and elegant

next is 'Labradorite Storm' since the fire in the stone looks like lightning, and the curls are inspired by the drizzles of raindrops on an uneven surface. Also sterling silver but with a darker patina to complement the dark grays in the labradorite.

lastly a pretty necklace in labradorite which I can't seem to
photograph decently enough to show just how much fire all these beads have, everything from deep golds to light teal to deeper cobalt blue. The focal has a woven wire bail, and there are Bali sterling silver accents and a touch of Swarovski Crystal Silver Shade bicones for a hint of sparkle.

What can I say, I wish there were more hours in a day. I doubt I am the only one to feel that way!


YOJ Theme for July: PRECIOUS

That's right fellow diva's - the theme for July's YOJ is PRECIOUS.

So....go forth and create :)


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Adventures in wire

Hi Ladies,

Wooooo, my first blog post! Well, I've had a busy few days of it, but found some time to muck around with copper wire and thought I would share the results... including my first real attempt at a ring. The wrapping is a bit off, but in general I'm not unpleased with it. Since it's not perfect, I can't sell it and will have to keep it, what a pity! So here we have (if I can do this without mucking up the photo's) Paua and Swarovski earrings, Ruby cab pendant in braided bezel, and Black onyx and freshwater pearl ring.

Have a lovely evening ladies,

Hi Girls

Not really bead related this morning but I had to tell you guys. A friend and I have been doing cooking nights with recipies we have seen made on TV. Last night we did a Nigella Lawson recipe, OMG YUM!!!! Heres the link (Hope I am allowed to put that there). It was so easy to make, would have been scrummy if we didn't add the cream at the end (probably a lot healthier too!).
Will be beading again today yay! Nearly finished my fencing knot wire earings, just consdering whether or not to give the wire a bit of a bash to flatten might have to do an experimental one...