For those of you who were here last year, it’s time for the Beads of Courage Art Charm Exchange and Auction again! Yay! For those of you who weren’t here’s what it’s all about… The exchange is run by Jennifer Cameron (Glass Addictions) and each year a new theme is set. Each participant makes 11… Read More Beads Of Courage Charm Swap
Today is the big reveal for The Bead Soup Blog Party and I’m really excited to have you here! My partner this year is the lovely Leah Curtis of Beady eyed Bunny. I was so busy with getting ready for the Flame Off, I didn’t have the chance to properly introduce Leah (sorry Leah!) so… Read More Bead Soup Blog Party -The reveal!!!
Well it’s a glorious day here today. I think our Spring Fever design challenge did it! We’ve been overwhelmed by the wonderful designs created with our beads and would like to say a great big Thank You to everyone who joined it, it’s been wonderful looking through all the creations and different ideas that have… Read More Spring Fever Design Challenge – The Designs
Good morning all. The day is finally here… the big reveal. I’m so excited to visit all the blogs and see what everyone has made, but first a quick recap… Lesley Watt, Claire Braunbarth and myself each supplied some of our goodies to put together challenge packs with a Spring Theme. Sets were sent out to 23 participants all… Read More Spring Fever Design Challenge – The Reveal!
We’re a bit more organised than expected so we can announce the winners of our Spring challenge a bit earlier than we originally said. We were thrilled by the response and got so many entries, we’ve decided to pick an extra 3 winners to take part! I’m just going to keep this short, you don’t… Read More The results are in…
What do we want? Spring! When do we want it? Now! Well all right then! I usually love Autumn and Winter, but I don’t feel that we’ve had proper seasons this year… what should have been crisp frosty mornings and beautiful snow filled landscapes has turned in to a wet mess. We’ve had… Read More Spring Fever Design Challenge
The day of the reveal is here and I’m really excited to be sharing the lovely charms I received with you, as well as what I created for this fantastic cause. Beads of courage is a charity providing beads to children with illnesses. The children are given the beads to mark a point in their… Read More Beads of Courage Art Charm Swap 2013
Well it would seem that my blog posts are like buses… nothing for ages, then two come along at once! Dare I say, I might be seeing a bit of organisation happening? Today’s post is the big reveal for the Blueberribeads/TheaToo Autumn design challenge. I’m still stupidly excited to be hosting a hop along with… Read More Autumn Design Challenge Reveal
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/… Read More Autumn challenge winners…
With the weather turning and the kids getting back to school, I’m dreaming of getting back to my much neglected blog and having time again to immerse myself in my work. While chatting about my plans with my good friend Lesley of Thea Elements/Thea Jewellery, we hatched a plan to host a joint blog hop.… Read More Blueberribeads & Thea Elements Autumn Design Challenge – Now closed for entries
I came across a link for this blog hop on the last day of signups and knew I had to join in! I love a challenge, and I also loved the subject! Each participant had to choose a style of jewellery to take their inspiration from the following list… Egypt Mesopotamia Greece Rome Celts Indus… Read More Beady Eyed Bunny History Hop 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… Read More BSBP- The big reveal!
My bead soup arrived last week… I’ma bit slow posting a picture as I’m busy getting ready to go to the Flame Off next week… soooo excited! I’ll be there with my beads for the whole thing this year, and also there on the Sunday for the bead fair. It’s going to be held at… Read More My soup has arrived!
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… Read More Soup’s on!
I’m really excited to be taking part in the 7th Bead Soup Blog party hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog. My partner is Doris Stumpf from Germany, a very talented lampworker who creates the most amazing little creatures and beautiful beads from glass, here’s her website if you’d like to pay her a… Read More 7th Bead Soup Blog Party
When Lesley at the Gossiping Goddess asked if any one wanted free beads, well how could I say no? Her good friend and lampworker, Kaz Baildon had had a clear out and was left with loads of lovely beads that she didn’t know what to do with so they were sent to Lesley who very… Read More Bead Giveaway Blog Hop
You’ve probably noticed, I’m loving the new Artisan Whimsy site… the challenges are really good fun! The metal team has issued the Metal prong Challenge, and as this type of setting is something I’ve never done before I thought I’d have a bash. I had some pieces of copper already etched so I decided… Read More Metal Prong Challenge
The UK Blog team on Artisan whimsy have challenged members to create a piece of jewellery or component which represents an area of the UK where one of the members live. The cities for the challenge are Dorset, Edinburgh, Bath, Isle of White, Liverpool and Southampton. I’ve chosen Edinburgh. Scotland is one of my favourite… Read More UK Inspiration Challenge
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,… Read More My first Hop!