Borrowed Blogging Moments

I don’t as much time to blog as I would like. Actually I don’t get as much time to create as I would like, yet my blogging time seems even shorter!

A good part of my blog posts are written on the bus, when I’m on the way to meet with a friend, visit the City or off to my day job. I’m sat on the bus now – It doesn’t provide the most inspired of spaces but if it’s the only time I get to write a little, crop and resize my photos etc, well then I’ll take it!

There’s less functionality in the app, so I’ll perhaps edit this later on, but this is my post for now.

I’m sure many creative minds and crafty folk can appreciate my struggle.

So whilst this isn’t a very photo deserving blog post, I’ll just leave a little link to my Ferris wheel carriage earrings boomerang photo on Instagram.

Beaded Ferris Wheel

I’ve been working on this project for the last week or so. This lovely pattern is by Threadabead and is part of their beaded fairground collection.

Beaded Ferris wheel

The baskets are just adorable and I think would make quite sweet earrings!

The wheel is designed to spin but when I popped the baskets on, they turned out to be too long. I’ll have to do some tinkering to make them a little shorter. Adding another bugel bead was not enough.

I had so much fun making this and despite the extra long baskets it still looks fab 🙂 Check out the spinning wheel on my Instagram!

Beaded House/Home

A few months ago (I’m not so good at getting round to posting my creations) I made this beaded house for a friend’s birthday.

Jane beaded house FloRaeME (2) (500x375)

Beaded house FloRaeME

For the house shape, I used the gingerbread house from the Threadabead company (I love this company, they have some  amazing beading patterns and kits that you can buy – check them out). I transferred the house pattern to paper and designed each side of the house, so that my pal had her own unique mini home. That’s her and her puppa going out for a walk.

Jane beaded house FloRaeME (5) (500x375)

I certainly learned somethings from this. I need to use beads with more contrast next time, so that the picture stands out more. You can see a video clip of this house on my Instagram.

 

My first beaded bead design 

Chloe’s disco bead workshop was the first time I had worked with superduo beads. I hadn’t considered using them before but they were really fun to play with and the workshop gave me the push I needed to design some of my own beads using superduo/twin beads.

In the first instance I tried making variations of Chloe’s disco beads. I had had the idea at the workshop and sat down when I got home with a supply of 2 hole beads and had a go. Yeah…they didn’t work, a definite reinforcement of the phrase  “it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

So it was time to try something of my own. I played around with various beads and threads until I saw the start of something I liked. I added to this design and tweaked until it worked and I made this lantern bead.

Now to work on variations of the design and see what can be done with them:)