This month’s Component of the Month was supplied by the wonderful Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio LLC She makes the most amazing ceramic beads and components and we were each treated to one of these gorgeous rustic stoneware coin pendants. I love the colour and texture! Of course I forgot my photo, but I received one in yellow.… Read More AJE Component of the month – August
It’s that time again, the AJE Component of the Month reveal day, and for July we were treated to a gorgeous coin clasp or bead by Niky Sayers I love everything Niky makes, but her coin designs are my favourite. I was thrilled to receive this clasp to join in the challenge… It arrived in… Read More AJE Component of the month – July
This month we’re taking a break again from our regular Component of the month reveals and running another theme challenge. It’s our blog team leader, the lovely Jen Cameron’s turn to set the theme, and for June she chose fireflies. I have to admit, I struggled at first to come up with an idea as… Read More AJE June Theme Challenge – Fireflies
This month’s challenge components were provided by the multi talented Sue Kennedy of SueBeads. As well as making gorgeous enamelled pieces and lamp work beads, she creates these cute little beaded beads. I am full of admiration for anyone who can create anything with these fiddly little things, especially when they are as lovely as… Read More AJE Component of the Month – May
I’m back on track this month with my blog as it’s component of the month reveal day. This month we were treated to beautiful polymer clay hearts by Rebekah of Tree Wings Studio. I asked for a surprise for mine and received this beautiful grey heart. I had hoped before I received it… Read More AJE Component of the Month – Tree Wings Studio
It’s been quiet on here for a while, I missed my usual monthly COM blog post using Melissa’s gorgeous metal clay components thanks to our rubbish postal service. But they did turn up eventually, so keep an eye out for a future post using those! This month, we decided to change it up a bit… Read More March Theme Challenge – Hares
I was really excited when I heard about the Beading back in time blog hop run by co-hostesses Lindsay Starr and Sherri Stokey. It’s going to be split in to 4 parts run across the year with different themes through history. The first topic is Pre human. instantly I knew that I would be… Read More Beading back in Time Blog Hop
Use your stash! That was the rule for this months AJE component of the month challenge. Rather than one of us supply the same component to every one, we each supplied a blog reader with one of our components, and team members used what we had hidden away. I dive in to my special… Read More AJE Component of the month – January
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!