Tag Archives: beads

The Week Ahead – New Beads!

22 Apr

I recently went to another lampworking class with the lovely Helen and was so excited when my new beaBeadsds arrived!  We went over a lot of new techniques such as feathering, creating different shapes using a mould, and creating flat pendants.  We even made some adorable head pins with small flat glass beads on the end.

This week I am going to be working on making some new jewellery with my beads but I think I’ll use the bulk of them to make a bracelet for myself.  However, I do think that the pendants and head pins will make some wonderful earrings and necklaces – so keep your eyes peeled! Headpins

I’m saving up for my first house at the moment and should be looking to buy at some point next year.  It couldn’t happen any sooner for me though – the first thing I plan on doing is setting up my own lampworking studio!HEartBead

What else is on this week?  I think I’ll be finishing my basket weave scarf and moving on to another stripy one.  It seems a bit mad to be knitting when Spring is finally in full swing, but it’s always cold and wintery somewhere in the world!

P.S. I don’t have a top tip lined up for tomorrow’s post, but if you have one you would like to share feel free to get in touch!

Hunting for Conkers

18 Oct

I haven’t gone conker hunting since I was little and this year I have decided to try and find some, mainly for nostalgia’s sake, but I thought I could try and make beads out of them as well.

For the past couple of weekends I’ve been out searching for them amongst the trees near my house, but to be honest I’m not even sure what the right trees look like!  I might still be a little early as the leaves have only just started to fall, but we did find evidence of conker shells on the ground, already torn to pieces by the squirrels.

Last weekend we continued the hunt with a walk around Almondell Country Park.  Unfortunately I came home empty handed but managed to get a couple of nice photos with my phone.  I just love the autumnal colours and wearing my wellies meant I could go splashing through the mud and puddles as well!

The hunt continues this weekend…hopefully those pesky squirrels haven’t already pinched them all!

Treasury – Black & White Beauties

10 Jul

‘Black & White Beauties’ by thecandytree125

There is nothing more striking and classic looking than black and white – especially in the form of glass. Please click on an item to be taken to the full listing on Etsy for more details.

 


glass bowl of black , white …

$280.00

Cufflinks Black Tartan Glass…

$45.00

Black White Earrings, Lampwo…

$31.00

Black and white lampwork bra…

$35.00

White swirls on ebony sea po…

$24.00

LARGER Stained Glass Art Dec…

$85.00

Glass Cufflinks : fusing, ha…

$20.00

Flat Cut Beads – Czech Fire…

$1.70

Tree Art Pendant, Gothic Cro…

$9.50

Luccicare Lampwork Bead – Li…

$30.00

Grey and black necklace / br…

$32.50

black bib necklace, black ne…

$39.50

SALE SALE SALE GlassMe…

$6.00

Handmade Lampwork Glass Ring…

$20.00

Black and white european lam…

$9.99

Unique Glass and Silver Earr…

$26.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Treasury – Fruity Delights

11 Jun

‘Fruity Delights’ by thecandytree125

A selection of yummy fruity delights to make your mouth water!  Simply click on an image to be taken to the relevant Etsy shop for full details.  Enjoy!

 


Sweet Lemon Cream Soap Handm…

$5.75

Green Flower Photography Lem…

$25.00

Frosted Turquoise Lime Strip…

$15.00

Wedding Cake Topper, Crochet…

$10.00

Burning orange OOAK- Merino/…

$18.50

Hand painted heels – Lemon a…

$66.00

Unique lime bracelet, Abstra…

$30.95

Button Bracelet, Tangerine, …

$9.50

Buttons in LEMON SHERBET x 1…

$7.00

Lemons Signed Print Small

$19.00

Orange Seahorse portrait, Or…

$40.00

ACEO lemon and lime for a co…

$10.00

Orange summer versatile neck…

$16.00

Kitchen Art – Orange Lemon &…

$40.00

Fuschia/Lemon – Dual Coated …

$3.65

Lemon felt coaster set

$12.00