Thursday, February 20, 2014

Im going to the Belfast Creative Crafts Show

I recently entered a giveaway on the Beads and Beyond Magazine's facebook page to win tickets to the Belfast Creative Craft Show and I won them. They arrived yesterday morning and I was really happy to find out I had been given three tickets.

Belfast is about an hour and a halfs drive from Dublin and I've only ever been there once before which was for the craft show as well. I'm really looking forward to it now. Roll on April.

Thank you Beads & Beyond Magazine.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party Sign Ups

Its the day to sign up for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party. I took part last year for he first time and really enjoyed it. I met some great people and made a lovely network of other makers so why not get involved. The main rule is you need to have a blog (there are a few other rules that you can check out here.) Sign ups are only open until midnight EST tonight so be quick if you want to be involved. Click here for Lori's blog post with the link to the form that needs to be completed to be involved.

Friday, February 7, 2014

This Week In The Workshop

I've spent more time designing pieces this week than actually making anything so I don't have a lot to show. I do have a new pendant and bracelet that I worked on this week though so it wasn't a wasted week.

The bracelet I made using a mixed packet of pastel coloured glass pearls I got last year from Beads Unlimited. I loved all the colours in the mixed pack and wanted to use them together. I used a four strand slide clasp to finish it off. Its a very summery bracelet I think.

I also made a pendant using aluminium and copper (again) and yet again a hammered finish. I'm not finished using a hammered finish just yet but I'm sure I will get sick of it at some point soon. I like the option of this piece of being able to wear it with both pieces or each on their own.