Friday, 29 July 2011

Spoilt Rotten Beads Discount Code


Silver Lining Necklace Kit - Tools Required

To celebrate the launch of their fab new website  
 Spoilt Rotten Beads 
are offering 10% off all orders this weekend.  Just quote this code at the on-line checkout:


- Thought I'd share another 'get in quick' discount code for your weekend beading splurge! 

The 'Silver Lining' necklace kit, as pictured above, is gorgeous and only £4.95.

If you haven't visited Spoilt Rotten Beads before then you are in for a treat. 
The quality of the products is first class and the service is the best I have ever experienced.

Verde Marino Murano Heart Bead - 10mm- No, I'm not on commission for saying this!  

(Just in case you were wondering!) 

 It is just my opinion as an on-line shopper! 

I've had my eye on some of their divine Murano Glass for a while. 
Will this discount code tempt me over there..... hmmm... ;-) 

Vintaj Discount Code

Vintaj Products

The Bead Shop Manchester  are offering 10% off Vintaj products 
(excluding Vintaj tools and ends) 

Use code: 


Offer ends Monday 1st August, so be quick! 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wire Work Brooch

Shades of midnight blue faceted glass contrast with shiny silver wire
in this pretty brooch.

I really enjoyed working on it and although nobody really seems to wear brooches
any more these days I think I will give it a go!

(This brooch is a project by Linda Jones in her fabulous book ''Creating Wire And Beaded jewellery') 

Friday, 15 July 2011

Inspire Me - Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette -
the famed, frivolous, and ultimately fated French Queen 
with her luxurious and lavish lifestyle - makes for some great inspiration.

The 2006 eponymous film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Kirsten Dunst 
is a fluffy sugar-frosted look at Marie Antoinette's hedonistic life.
Well worth a watch for the gorgeous period costumes, a sneaky peak into the palace of Versailles, and of course the stunning jewellery!  

Based on the film here's a selection of Marie Antoinette inspired beading goodies: 






All beads and embellishments pictured above are available from Smitten Beads

Now this post really wouldn't be complete without featuring some cake!
This pretty pastel 'kawaii rainbow cake slice' bead has been handmade by the talented Sarah at etsy shop thesarahmonster

It's super cute, fun and being topped  with a sparkly rhinestone heart and photographed on a fan Marie Antoinette would be sure to approve! 

This gorgeous gold plated chair charm is available from The Bead Shop Manchester
and the sweet pastel colours  are  just so much fun. 

Fan Dangle : antique gold
 Fans were the ladies accessory of choice in Marie Antoinette's time  and were highly decorative status symbols.
There was even a fan 'language' - a code of movements so that ladies could communicate secretly as to avoid the 
prying eyes and ears of those around them .
I think this charming fan dangle from Jilly Beads is just the thing for a  project based on the lavish lady.

Some times life these days can seem far too serious so  I hope this post inspires you to make something frivolous,  fabulous, and to have a little fun! 

Let them eat cake! 

Bead Radar - Free Gift At Smitten Beads

Gorgeous vintage style connector  *

Spend over £10 at Smitten Beads and receive a free gift .
Just enter code: 

B & B - GIFT 

In the additional info box at the checkout. 
As advertised in Beads and Beyond Magazine August 2011 edition.  

Smitten Beads are a new one on me. Taking a trip over to their site 
I feel a little purse lightening coming on! 

*Image taken from the Smitten Beads website. I hope that's o.k
(Item pictured is not the free gift)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Bead Radar - GJ Beads Discount Code

GJ Beads  are offering 10% off all your web orders 

Use code:


Offer expires 29th July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Bead Radar - Beads Unlimited Discount Code

Picture of Glass bead mixes - Fancy glass mix (GLXFMX, formerly 10MX, multi, various, various, various)

Beads Unlimited are offering all customers*
(*Excluding trade customers)

20% off their fancy glass mix 

Use this code at the on-line checkout: 


New customers will also receive a further 10% off the rest 
of their order.

Offer ends 14th August 2011
One offer per customer, not to be used in conjunction  with any other offers.  

A warm welcome to the blog to our latest follower :-) 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Moroccan Spices

I made this necklace for my fiancĂ©'s mother. 
She wore it on her holidays to Morocco visiting  the souks and spice markets. 
This is my first attempt at making spirals, they are not the neatest but I think the 
non-uniformity is what gives hand made jewellery some of its  character and charm...;-)