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.
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.
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!
I have made a few of these teeny beaded post boxes now. They are so fun and quick to make.
The pattern is by thread a bead www.threadabead.com as part of their beaded village collection.
There’s a vid of this on my instagram!
I made this little fella as a gift for a special anniversary 🙂
Inspired by all things Lovecraftian and Christi Friesen’s ghoulie range – I call him Cthuoolie!
He was well received, even down to his broken wing.
Cthuoolie amongst the candles
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.
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.
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.
I found this adorable little fae at Nottingham’s Pagan Pride festival at the weekend.
It was made with love by Sapphire of the Stars http://www.saphireofthestars.co.uk based in Clay Cross.
She now hangs in my lounge, spreading her fae love and spirit. 🙂
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:)