Pawsome Tea Party

Last weekend Steph from The Bead Shop Nottingham hosted the most pawsome tea party to raise funds for the Cats Protection .

There was tea, cake, biscuits and kitty beading patterns! Steph had made some pawsome treats for people to buy.

Not being able to eat dairy, I contributed these vegan meerCAT sweets to the cause!

purchased the pattern for this lovely paw print bracelet.  I haven’t started it yet but will soon:) Whoop!

Chloe’s 10th Beady Birthday 

At the weekend I attended a fabulous workshop led by Chloe Menage of Pinkhot Jewellery. I first met Chloe when she was working at the Bead Shop in Nottingham. Chloe was setting up a new weekly Bead Group and I thought this would be an excellent way to meet and hang out with new beady friends. Oh my was I right:) I still go to the Bead Group today.

The weekend’s workshop was to mark Chloe’s 10th beading anniversary – when she started working at the Bead Shop in Nottingham. It was a make and take session and Chloe was teaching us how to make her disco beads.

Disco beads completed at the workshop

It was great fun to make the beads, chatter and drink tea with fellow beaders and of course catch up with Chloe. Now I just have to make these lovely disco beads into earrings.

Finding a Theme

I’ve spent the last few days trying to find the right theme for this blog. Each time I tried a new one, I tweaked the look, I increased one font size, reduced another, changed font type, added widgets, removed footers. I just couldn’t get it right.

WordPress sent me a notification – blog is getting a lot of traffic. Umm nope, not really, that’s just me checking it out!

Well hopefully I’ve found one that I am sticking with now! I love the neutral colours and neat boxes. I might tweak a little and update my logo but hopefully that’s all that’s needed and I can get on to creating 🙂

New Blog, New FloRaeMe

My new blog and website!

I set up a blog several years ago on blogger, followed by a Twitter account, website, Facebook page and various other social media identities all dedicated to the creative world of FloRaeMe.  Sadly I don’t have as much time to craft  and maintain a creative social media presence these days, so I’m amalgamating some of my outlets – the first being my new wordpress site which will form my new blog and website.

Polymer Clay Drum Beads

Polymer Clay Drum Beads

I design and sell polymer clay beads and ready to wear jewellery. My designs have historically  been fun and colourful and inspired primarily by the natural world, travel and yummy food (particularly cupcakes).

The past couple of years though, I have reconnected with a lost part of me. I love 80’s horror and sci-fi/fantasy, I’m a bit of a dreamer, I’m a wannabee pastel Goth and I have an alternative heart. So expect to see some of those things creeping into my work now too :).