Its been an interesting couple of weeks and I'd like to start by thanking Debbie of Abracadebra Designs for the two pairs of earrings she very kindly made for me as a Pay It Forward prezzy.
... thanks Debbie, they are, like all your jewellery, just beautiful!
I was a little surprised to see that nobody had picked up on my last Post ... with the offer of Paying Forward. Maybe its the commitment for 5 gifts? So, I'd like to revise that ... why not take part and Pay Forward just one little prezzy. Pay It Forward - to the 1st person who writes a comment
PAY IT FORWARD CLOSED - THANKS TO ZUKIESTYLE FOR TAKING PART.
Next I would like to welcome two new followers which brings my total virtual friends to that magical number of 50 !!!!! More on that later ... A very big welcome goes to:
- Little Harriet Harriet makes lovely handmade gifts and jewellery and has very recently made that big move of opening her own Folksy shop. Congratulations with that Harriet, hope its a great success for you.
- Nancy A very interesting lady with a variety of talents, who calls herself 'the craft lady' but who is in actual fact so much more! Her blog is very versatile and Nancy is very sharing with tutorials on so many unusual items.
Whilst your in the mood for browsing, just a reminder that today is Handmade Monday No. 15 hosted by Wendy. A showcase of all fellow artists work - always worth browsing. Why not pop over ...
What Have I been Up To?
I've been teaching myself a new beadweaving stitch -
'spiral chain'. Its a tutorial I came across on Tackle That Bead Stash Blog, written by Liz Reed - thanks Liz, lovely clear instructions.
It really is easy to do, once you pick up the rhythm. I've been merrily weaving spirals to my heart's content. However, I've yet to finish it and foolheartedly attempted to do a peyote stitch clasp - oooh ... a bit too tricky; so have not quite completed it.
Undaunted with my new found confidence I went on to make a royal blue/metallic grey chain necklace, which I finished with a beaded loop and clasp. I've since been given instructions from Liz on a method to use - so my next one should be even better!
The chain matches my blue silk dress just perfectly! I need to do some earrings to match next.
Still on the spiral chain theme, I'm currently making a chain bracelet or will it be a necklace? (running low on beads ...) for this months OTTBS Moodboard Challenge. That is ... if I like it when its finished!
|Work In Progress .... we'll see|
Still To Come ...
I'm planning a 'giveaway' to celebrate reaching 50 Followers ...
'Keep Watching, and ... I'll Keep Blogging'