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Showing posts from January, 2011

Bead Destash On eBay!

 I finished my mega bead sort out a couple of weeks ago (thank God!) and now I currently have several listings of beads on eBay . Most of them start at 99p as I just want to get rid if them so if you're after some bargains it might be worth checking out. Items listed include Swarovski hearts, rondels and bicones in various colours, mixed shape Hematite beads, lampwork beads, lucite flowers and a few semi-precious beads. The listings end Monday night ~ find me on eBay  here

New Earrings Project In Bead Magazine

Issue 28 of Bead magazine is out today and features a variety of lovely projects including my green freshwater pearl and sterling silver wirework earrings on page 45! I forgot to take a photo of the finished earrings before sending them off to the magazine for photographing so here's a couple of the step-by-step photos I took plus a copper version of the earrings 

New Year New Designs!

The New Year has inspired me to come up with some new earring designs. I'm going great guns at the mo - full of ideas and feeling like there's not enough hours in the day at the moment! I've even made a stock of ball-end earwires and headpins with my new torch ready for when I'm making earrings which is very unlike me, I usually make them as I need them. I love my new torch but I'm still at that "slightly scared of it" stage which I'm sure will soon pass! It's soo much better than using the ring on the gas cooker and means I can ball the end of copper wire now (the flame on the cooker isn't hot enough). Here's a selection of what I've made so far soon to be listed in my  Folksy  and  Artfire  shops. I've also just finished oxidising some heart inspired earrings ready for Valentine's Day - I said I was going great guns! Copper and riveted Sterling Silver Spiral Swarovski Pearl and Sterling Silver Wirework Lampwork Bead