Monday, September 28, 2009

Good morning divas......

Another lovely rainy day (always seems to be raining when I blog).

Hmmm interesting! Have just taken pics of my September YOJ (Images). The image is a wee wee little pic of 'baby me' art gelled onto a button and embellished around with seed beads into a netted pattern. I've also added a couple of baby bell flower beads at the base of the beaded bail. I've put it on a ribbon for the time being, might change that at a later date, and the clasp is one of my favourites, a 'copper' flower toggle clasp. Ok, time to get out of the jim jams and start the day! Have a great day. Jen.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hi Everyone. June has told me so much about you all and the very clever things you do. I see the things she gets sent for the bead swap and marvel at what you all make out of what you get given. I make some bridal jewellery and the odd fashion range jewellery too, which I love doing. Have just made a bunch of stuff for the ANZFW Basquesse show which was a lot of fun and I got to raid June's stash of course. Keep up the great work and I look forward to following the blogs from now on, I think you are all very clever.

YOJ: Images

Hey guys,

Miss8 is home sick today, so just grabbing a few moments to try and catch up on some stuff while I can :)

Here's my YOJ for September - the image is glued to a glass dome and then peyoted around. The "strap" is also peyoted, trapping Swarovski pearls. The purple teardrops are Cubic Zirconia's.

I love the Victorian look of this :) Hope everyone is going well with their YOJ's too - can't wait to see them!

Catch up soon!

Amanda :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bead Swap Pendant

Hi Ladies,

I am so sorry for the delay, our house is chaos at the moment! Jen sent me an email to remind me, and I just had to make some time to finish it this morning. Thanks Jen!

As the focal already has a pattern, I wanted something really simple so it wouldn't be 'too much'. I don't usually do symmetrical designs, especially geometric looking ones, so this was something outside the square for me. This used jeweller's bronze wire and an onyx bead and is teamed with a stainless steel cable.

Sorry, I thought I had a before photo! Don't be surprised if I re-do this one at some stage if it doesn't grow on me


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Leeanne's New/Old website news

I have just acquired the "Beadweaver" website from lynne, so over the next few weeks I will be uploading my new and older beadwoven jewellery.
Hopefully I will be putting together a tips and techniques page as well as some other interesting bits and bobs that refer to beadweaving etc. But no changes have been made just yet!!!, I will be busy taking lots of pic's etc and editing information to put up for everyones use.
I will be keeping my other site "Donniere's Design Boutique" and will be showcasing other peoples work for sale as well as my own.
So if you are interested in showing off your wares etc for sale, "at no cost" and or have any info that you think is of interest to others in our beading community let me know via my email etc.
A rather exciting adventure ahead for all and I am very grateful to Lynne for her assistance etc etc and would just like to say a big "THANK YOU".

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bead Swap results!

Sorry we've had abit of a delay with this :) There's still one more entry to come in, but I'm hoping that Vera can post it herself, when she's finished it, so that we can all enjoy the results without any further ado :D

Thanks to everyone who participated - some great pieces here, hope you all had fun creating them!

~Amanda :)