Sunday, 22 April 2012

Distracted by beads!

Well, I have been working hard at finishing my dissertation (not much time to go now) but somehow I got distracted and started looking for new beads. In the past two weeks, I have made orders from two sites.

Firstly, I was drawn in by some of my favourite resin flowers on Smitten Beads website. And of course ended up buying a lot more than just resin flowers! I'm really looking forward to making some new items with my new beads. Anyway, this wasn't quite enough to satisfy my bead buying cravings, so I ventured onto a site which I've only bought from once before, but I remember being very excited to receive my package from them as it was so neatly wrapped in lovely paper with a bow and a little "thank you" tag, plus a free bead! So I had good memories of this shopping experience on Big Bead Little Bead's site, and put in another order. After my computer crashing mid-order, I had an email conversation with Anna from Big Bead Little Bead, who was very friendly and helpful, and she put my order through super quickly, which I received the next day! I anticipated a another beautifully presented package... and I wasn't let down... this time my beads were wrapped up in green wrapping paper with a lovely tie and another free bead :-) How lovely! Here's a picture of my bead parcel:

And the beads inside were just as lovely. I ordered some gorgeous paper beads and lots of other random bits which I'm itching to get my hands on and starting making. But not until the 3rd May!! I must resist! Here's what's awaiting me when I'm finally allowed back to my bead board. I'm especially excited about the polka dot beads on the bottom left as last time I only bought 2 of these which I made a pair of earrings from, and I couldn't part with them so I kept them for myself!

Well, other than being very naughty and buying lots of beads, I did also make a button necklace this weekend (shh!) and here's the result. I'm quite pleased with it as I often struggle to make things non-symmetrical. What do you think?

This, and all my other items, can be seen and bought on my Facebook page:

I'll be back soon with more creations and maybe a competition to celebrate the end of my dissertation! xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Three weeks until I'm back!

Gosh, it's a long time since I last posted. That must mean I have been working hard at my dissertation! I hope everyone had a great Easter. My Easter was combined with birthday celebrations and was lots of fun. I got to play my favourite game (Jungle Speed, a fun French game, a bit like Snap but more exciting and a LOT more competitive!) three times in one week, and I won at Cluedo. I ate lots of cake and caught up with some great friends, as well as making some new ones.

I'm very excited that in three weeks I will have finished my dissertation, and my studying, and I will be able to blog and design and take photos of my items, and share it all with you! How fab.  So, I will say you all in May, when hopefully I'll have lots of new jewellery ideas, and my lovely new look will be almost ready, courtesy of Artwork By Angie who is doing my re-branding. I have posted a few new photos on my facebook page if you want to have a look.  This is my latest bracelet, what do you think?

See you all then!