Friday, 13 May 2016

The Magic of The Big Blue 1080p

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Shaun the Sheep pattern - discounted

So... I once acquired a cute Shaun the Sheep kit (including all materials and needles with the pattern) hoping I would find some time to make it.  However, since then, having moved house and job, I hardly have time to do all the things I need to be doing, let alone to craft toys.  More's the pity.  I have also taken up jewellery and therefore find myself rather busy indeed. In any case my nephews are now way past the age when they would play with a soft toy!

So I have decided to sell it to someone who will have the time to actually make this delightful sheep for a young child, rather than let it lie in my cupboard.

You can find it - as well as all my other items on sale - in my Etsy Shop here.  Collection possible from Malta.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Crochet bun holders

Most ballerinas have crochet bun holders, and you may want to make one for your daughter - this is a pretty easy one to make!

However, we also sell them for your dancers in pink, pale blue, white, navy blue and black.  Contact us if you want to get them, or visit our ballet shop

Friday, 28 August 2015

Oriental Dream

Well here I'm at it again! I bought some lovely bead collections from Sabrika's in various ethnical colours - Oriental Promise, Pink Garden, Forest Green, Seascape Tones and Tropical Sea - and got into this 'making' frenzy. So I decided to post some of them here.

This first one is my Oriental Dream Necklace, on sale on Etsy. I made it while unable to sleep, at two o'clock in the morning. I was thinking of re-visiting the Far East, in particular India or Thailand.  I am quite pleased with the outcome, needless to say.  Find it on etsy, or else contact me through the comments below if you want something custom-made for yourself.

Here is a picture!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

My latest works

I have been working hard to improve my quality of work... never easy when you're running about like a mad hatter, as I do.  So, the best option I have found is to leave my work laid out on my dining table so that I can simply plonk at my chair when I am inspired, rather than have to prepare the whole set up before I even get started.

So, a few weeks back I ordered some lapis beads - some round ones and some long ones.  I had seen a Neptune necklace on BeadsDirect, and quite liked the idea but did not have the materials. So I adapted it to this:

Everyone likes it - I may have to order more Lapis. or more long beads in a different colour for that matter.  Then I was looking at another design by BeadsDirect, and I created the following purple delight; using seed beads, lampwork beads and multi-faceted rondelles:

They are available on Etsy.

Monday, 3 August 2015

My first order!

So today I wore the first set of jewellery that I ever made - my earrings, bracelet and necklace.  They are in an aquamarine colour and very summery.  A lady just walked in to my office and passed a compliment and then she asked me to make her a pink set.... so I have my first order.

Yesterday I was speaking to the lady who taught me my first proper steps, Jane Hewes, and she did suggest that once word gets round, I will start being asked to make stuff for people. And thus, here we go! I did not think it would be so soon, but it is nice to know that I will be able to sell some of my stuff - there is only so much one can wear in the same colour, even though certain colours tend to be repeated.  I cannot wait until she comes back in November - we can have a catch-up (and not just jewellery) and she will teach me some new wiring techniques.

I will try to update this post with some pics later on.... 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Cellini Twist Jewellery?

I saw a tutorial on Beadsdirect's blog (via youtube)... and it is for jewellery with a cellini twist. I'm so tempted to make it... but I do think that I shall first try something easier, with less skill required.  The twists are absolutely gorgeous and I would like to have them but i am not sure about the bead sizes I have - apparently the different sizes give the build a twist... We shall see!

Thanks for the inspiration and tutorials, Beads Direct!