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.


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.