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Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Hello, hello and welcome to the give away draw.
The time has come and gosh hasn't it just flown by as well.
The Bead Soup Blog party was so much fun.
There's not only the sending and receiving of beads,
but there's the designing, the making, the photographing,
the blog visiting, the shameless follow my blog
for a chance to win giveaways... *ahem*!
It has been great to participate again this year.
Enough waffling, you are here to see who the winner is right?!
So here we go:
In lieu of a hat all the names have gone into a pretty
A good shake.....
....and we have a winner!
Please email me your details
so I can send your prize out to you.
Thank you to everybody for joining in and playing along :-)
Saturday, 7 June 2014
I do love the three crosses pendant pattern
from the book 'Beaded Fantasies'.
It looks so complex but it is so enjoyable to make.
If you are familiar with Sabine's original pattern
you will notice that I have forgone the loop at the
bottom of the pendant with the dangles
and kept it just to the main pendant.
I decided to pick my own colours
to use with the pattern.
I love blue and
these Swarovski pearls were classed on the
web (I buy all my beads online)
as baby blue but in reality they are more of
an icy steeley grey blue.
Would it be insulting to call that a 'dirty' blue? !
Anyhow, I decided to bring out that silvery grey tone
with the delica seed beads and I'm quite pleased with the result.
I can see myself wearing this quite a lot so I used a sterling silver
closed jump ring added a 925 snake chain
and quickly added it to my jewellery box!