Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Still sick

I have just crawled out of my bed to let you know that I am still so very sick, and I won't be able to get to the torch for about another week or two.  So I'm sorry, no new beads for a while.  I can't remember ever being quite this sick - definitely the nasty flu that is going around.  Next year I am getting a flu vaccine - I have already marked it on the calendar for next October!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A New Chicken focal

Front side with chicken head, ladybug and flower.

Back side with chicken body and grass.

Isn't she/he cute - although the little ladybug looks a little worried! LOL
It's in my Etsy shop.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I have a cold - AGAIN!!!!

I suspect that I don't get out often enough to charge up my immune system.  This is the second cold this season.  I think that working by myself in my "Little Hut in the Woods", as my father used to say, is not helping my health.

Came down with the dreaded sore throat, sniffles, sneezes, etc on Saturday, and it is well and truly entrenched now.  I just hope it is better by the weekend, as I have an Island Fireflies meeting to go to on Saturday - and I love those meetings.

Not much new to show you right now, but I will leave you with a couple of photos - the first one is a set of Folk Art Style Chicken beads for a customer, and the second and third photos are of more of the new flower head pins from my new press.

I hope you have a good week - and don't catch a cold!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New bead press!

The mail man arrived the Friday before Christmas with a wonderful parcel - my new bellflower press.  I didn't get a chance to try it out until yesterday - I LOVE it!!
Here are a couple of photos of the press and the resulting beads/headpins.

Bellflower Press

Bellflower press close up.

Sweet little bellflowers on black steel wires with a few accenting leaves.
I think these would make fantastic earrings, with maybe a "cluster type" pendant to match.  Or perhaps a brooch . . . . or . . . .  I can't wait to see what people make with them.  They are approx 13.5mm - 14mm across.

They will be listed in my Etsy shop shortly.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

And the Winners are . . . .

The winners of the draw are:

Iesha K. for #1
KayzKreations for #2
EBBead & Metal Works for #3
and the bonus draw won by Crafty Hope

Congratulations everyone!  And for those that didn't win, please keep checking in, as I am planning to do lots of give aways this next year.

Congratulations Iesha K.

Congratulations Kayz Kreations.

Congratulations EB Beads & Metal Works - your choice of either tutorial.

Congratulations Crafty Hope.

I will get in touch with everyone sometime later today for addresses - sorry, I have to rush away right now.