Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Red And Ranch-ey!

I've made this necklace 14 inches long  so it sits closely to the base of the neck. 
I have no idea why but as I was making it I had the wild west in mind 
so I've called it my saloon girl necklace - 
even though it doesn't really have all that much to do with the wild west! 

Friday, 24 June 2011


I unwrapped my bumper goody bag and all I can say is 'WOW'! 
I haven't even photographed everything because it was just packed to the brim
with beautiful glass beads, strings of semi-precious tied in red ribbon, 
and at the bottom of the bag was a little surprise in a gift box: 

A beautiful glass pendant. 

I really wish I knew what the semi precious selection are, they look so pretty
it would be great to know what I'm actually using in a piece. 

As you can see the bag contained so many lovelies that I'm going to be kept busy 
for quite a while to come! 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Bead Radar - GJ Beads Discount Code

Enter this web store coupon code at the on-line checkout 
to receive a 10% discount on all your web orders 


Valid until 21/07/11

Bead Radar - Beads Unlimited Discount Code

Picture of Pearlised 8/0 rocailles - Japanese - 8/0 rocailles (P818J, glass, baby blue, pearlised, rocaille / seed, 8/0)

For a limited time only Beads Unlimited are offering 20% off 
their range of Czech rocailles when you enter this promotional code 
at the on-line checkout: 


Offer valid until midnight Sunday 26th June 2011 
Or while stocks last. 
One offer per customer.

I spy a new follower - welcome! 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Indian Influences

I've been looking at lots of  Indian websites recently and admiring the fantastic jewellery. 
I love the idea of wearing lots of bangles, and lots of jewels come to that matter! 

I might not be in the position to be splashing out on rubies and gemstones at the moment, 
but I figured I could make something inspired by that idea! 

So out came my tube of Beads Direct Autumn bead mix full of golds, ruby reds
and champagne coloured beads - just perfect for the glamorous project I had in mind.  

I finished the three strand bracelet with antique brass tone findings and a  rustic brown 
glass heart flecked with speckles of gold.

My cat had a great time playing with not one strand of beading wire but THREE 
whilst I was making it.

Cat heaven!

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get any pics of her cute antics as I was desperately trying to stop all the tiny beads from flying off all over the place! 

I'd like to say a quick hello to Danielle. Thanks for following my blog.  
- I couldn't see a link over to yours other wise I would have come over for a visit.
It's always great to connect with a fellow bead addict. 
For one thing it makes you feel so much less guilty about flexing the plastic to buy even MORE beads!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Scribbling In The Margins

Thinking school girl crushes, 
blue sky staring,
day time dreaming
scribbling love notes
in the margins. 

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Bead Radar - Purple Moon Beads Special Web Offer

Purple moon beads are giving away 

a free strand of glass chips

with every order over £5 
placed on-line before 31st July 2011.

They have 'buckets full of new beads' and being based on the Isle of Wight 
if you forget your pliers for holiday beading - you can borrow theirs free of charge! 

I have only just heard of this company so I took a trip over to their website
and it's full of lovely lovely things! 

I have fallen in love with these pretty felt flowers: 

Spending over £5 there isn't going to be a problem! 

* Images taken from the Purple moon beads website. 
I hope that's o.k.

Bead Radar - Creative Bead Craft Discount Code



for 10% off

Offer ends 30 June 2011.
One offer per customer,
 not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Friday, 10 June 2011

My Beading Diary - Woo Hoo!!

My bumper bead bag from Beads Direct has arrived today.

I have never won anything before so I am extremely (read 'ridiculously') excited.  

I was really suprised, shocked and pleased to be one of the winners!

Thank you to the people who wrote nice comments and 'liked' it over at Facebook 
( I don't have an account to reply over there ) and a really large 'THANK YOU' 
to Beads Direct for this amazing prize. 

I can't wait to get unwrapping! 

Monday, 6 June 2011

My Beading Diary - St. Petersburg Chain Necklace

My first attempt at making a 'V' shape in St. Petersburg chain.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out - just don't ask me how I did it, or to do it again !!

Bead Radar / Welcome To My Beading Blog

Beads and Beyond Magazine 
have a subscription offer running at the moment where you get a free 
lower case alphabet punch set, 
by The Bead Smith, worth £17 when you subscribe. 

They also have an on-line readers gallery where you can upload pics
of your designs for the chance to win a £10 Beads Unlimited voucher. 

Why not send an email with pics to their 'inbox' feature.
The 'star' email wins a £50 goody bag AND a £50 Beads Unlimited  voucher (nice!) 
and the others printed win a £25 voucher.

See their website for more details:

Also I'd like to send a  warm welcome to The Need To Bead's  
latest  follower - Purple Angela! 

Thanks for following my blog, I hope you enjoy it :-) 
(I couldn't see a link to yours - otherwise I would
 have popped over for a visit by now!).

As a nice round up to the post here's a Beads Unlimited Discount  Code for you all: 


To receive 20% off their steam punk charms 
New customers also receive a further 10% off the rest of your order.

Offer ends July 17th.
One offer per customer
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.