Tuesday, 8 January 2013

More Mottled Beads Available

More mottled beads available in my Etsy store. This time rich blues and cool caramels. I really enjoy making these mottled beads and love how they turn out so you might just see a few more of them listed on there yet!

This 13mm set of 9 rich blue beads can be found for sale here: 

Whilst this smaller, 6 set of lush caramel beads, 11mm can be found here:

What do you think of the colours?

Any questions?

Monday, 7 January 2013

Beaded Wishing Well

"Well" I can finally, now Christmas has come and gone, post a little on what I have been making of late.  

I bought a beaded wishing well kit from the very talented Alison Nash earlier in the year and when the building works took over the house last summer, I escaped to my parents' dust free home and started on my wishing well kit.

It is made using different bead embroidery techniques and in my naivety, I thought that as I know how to beadweave, this would be a doddle. 

Well the techniques used weren't difficult, but my goodness were they time consuming. If I had to charge for my time in making the wishing well, I would have to charge at least £500 - it took so long to make!

I'm glad I started this in summer so that it was ready in time for Christmas! The recipients LOVED it so all in all, time well spent I think :)