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I’m back!

I’m back!

Well I gave blogger a good go, but it’s not for me. So now I’m back here on wordpress. The main reason for swapping was I wanted to host my own shop, not an option on the blogger platform, so I’m going to be working hard over the next week or so to get everything… View more

The Bead Shop Liverpool

The Bead Shop Liverpool

I’ve been a bit quiet recently, things are getting manic here. We’re doing lots of reorganising at home, which is seriously getting in the way of my making! But as part of that reorganising, I will be getting my very own studio… I’m very excited, but more about that in another post! So shop updates… View more

Time for a change…

This will be the last post on this blog… but don’t panic!!! I’m just moving! After battling with wordpress in each and every post to try and get pictures where I want them, I’ve had enough. It’s bugging me to the point of not wanting to post, so I’m moving my blog to the blogger… View more

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Sales

I’ll be holding my only sale of the year tomorrow Friday 29/11/13 for Black Friday. There are lots of new designs as well as some old favourites. Here’s a peek at what will be coming up!     Listings will be live at 10am and there is a 20% discount on your order if you… View more

Autumn challenge winners…

Autumn challenge winners…

Thank you to everyone who commented, blogged, pinned, and shared our challenge. We’re thrilled with the great response we got, and looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations in October! The winners are…. Gay Messander – http://gaysiemay.blogspot.co.uk/ Made By Jules – http://madebyjulesblog.blogspot.co.uk/ The Moon & Seven Stars – http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.com Heidi Post – http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.co.uk/… View more

BSBP- The big reveal!

BSBP- The big reveal!

I’m not going to babble today… I’m just going to get on with it and show you what I’ve made with the lovely bead soup sent to me by my partner in the Bead Soup Blog Party… Doris Stumpf, a wonderfully talented lampworker from Germany. I hope I’ve done them justice! Here’s a reminder of… View more

Soup’s on!

Soup’s on!

My lovely partner in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party received her beads a couple of days ago, so I can share what I sent 🙂 I agonised for ages over what to send, it’s my first time, and was worried about types, colours, amount, pretty much everything! Eventually, I decided on a few beautiful… View more

OH OMG… WTH?

OH OMG… WTH?

  So it turns out my bright idea of getting my OH to judge my competition turns out to be not so bright after all! The conversation went something like this… Me: Can you judge my competition for me please? Him: Yes… what do I have to do? Me: Look at these and tell me… View more

My latest obsession

My latest obsession

If you follow me on facebook, you may have seen my latest obsession… cabochons! A couple of months ago, I fancied trying something different, so I thought I’d try my hand at carving some designs. Most of my inspiration comes from the natural world, so it was the first place I turned for ideas. Here’s… View more

Win goodies….

Win goodies….

It only seems like a couple of weeks since I was doing a giveaway for 200 likers, I can hardly believe I’ve got to 300 so quickly! Thank you to everyone who’s visited, liked, commented and lurked on my page, it really means a lot! So to say thank you properly, I will send this… View more

Happy New Year..

Happy New Year..

Well since deciding that my New Years Resolution was to be more organised, I’ve failed miserably! I can’t believe it’s taken me 13 days to get a New Year post up on my blog! Now I’ve finally made it, I thought I’d tell you a little about my plans for this year (hopefully I will… View more

And the winner is..

And the winner is..

Thank you to everyone who took part in my competition and for all the lovely comments! I’m not going to waffle today, I’m just going to get straight to it and announce the winners 😀 The beads have been counted, and overseen by our independent adjudicator… There were 226 beads in total. So in 1st… View more

Cyber Monday Handmade Sale

Cyber Monday Handmade Sale

  On Monday 26th November, The Beads of Clay Group are teaming up with the Love my Art Jewelry Blog to promote Creating Handmade with Handmade for Cyber Monday. If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over there for a fantastic blog filled with tons of information, inspiration and beautiful handmade jewellery & components…. View more

Competition time..

Competition time..

To everyone that has supported me and liked my page… I’d like to say thank you! This week I reached 200 likes on my page, it’s sneaked up a few more since then, and each one is really appreciated! To show my appreciation, I’m offering some prizes to my followers… First up is this bead… View more

Sales & A Give away..

Sales & A Give away..

Not one to miss out on all the fun, I’ll be joining our friends across the pond and celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday in my Etsy Shop For anyone who doesn’t know (and I didn’t until I googled it!) Black Friday and Cyber Monday are traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season being the… View more

My first Hop!

My first Hop!

I’m really excited to be taking part in my first blog hop, organised by the The Gossiping Goddess For those of you who haven’t seen her site before, (which I doubt is many) the Goddess is the lovely Lesley Watt of TheaJewellery. Each of the participants will get a gift of free beads from Lesley,… View more