Happy New Year! I hope this post finds you well and that you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I’m really exited to see what 2015 brings, I have lots of plans and resolutions that I’m looking forward to putting in to action! This year, one of my resolutions is to try and keep… Read More AJE – December Component of the month
Good morning 🙂 It’s component of the month reveal time again, and this month we got another gorgeous handmade component to design with. This time, it’s Kristen Stevens turn, and she gave us all a pair of cute little beaded rings. She makes the most amazing designs with the smallest beads, you can check… Read More AJE Component of the month – November
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
Good morning and thanks for stopping by! I’ve been even more quiet than usual recently as I’ve been getting the power plugged in to my studio. I’m pleased to say it’s all done now and I can see what I’m doing… hooray! Normal bad blog posting will resume shortly! This months Component of the month… Read More AJE Component of the month – October
Here I am again a month later, having not blogged even once since the last COM. The days are flying by and all of a sudden it’s Autumn. This month, we got beautiful components from Kristi Bowman-Gruel. They are all copper metal clay, the top row using the new white copper clay. My component was… Read More AJE Component of the month – September
This month it’s team member Rebekah’s turn to provide us all with a component for designing. And what a beautiful one she sent! Rebekah makes amazing polymer beads… her sleepy critters are world famous, but that’s not all she makes. This month we were treated to either a large single, or smaller pair of hand… Read More AJE Component of the month – August
Another month has flown by and it’s COM reveal day! Things are getting slightly more organised in the new studio and I’m enjoying getting back to making. This month, we were treated to a beautiful dichroic glass cabochon from Francesca Watson. Just look at all of those beauties! There’s something about dichroic glass that really… Read More AJE Component of the Month – July
Here we are again, another month has flown by. I’ve not had much time for making recently as we’re doing a lot of work around the house and garden, which means most of my supplies have been put in to storage. This month, I managed to retrieve a few bits and bobs to create something… Read More AJE Component of the Month – June
Another month and another COM reveal is ready.. it’s going to be Christmas at this rate! This month we were treated to a choice of beautiful components from Sue Kennedy of SueBeads We could pick a glass cabochon… Or a pretty set of glass chicklet beads… I went for a cabochon in a stunning brown… Read More AJE Component of the month reveal – May
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… Read More The Bead Shop Liverpool
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!!!
This month we were treated to one of Lesley Watt of TheaElements beautiful button clasps. They’re really cute and dinky and the perfect finish to any number of designs. I decided this time to keep my ideas simple, and I’ve had this half brewing in my head for a while, so when the clasp arrived… Read More AJE Component of the Month reveal – April
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… Read More Time for a change…
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!
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… Read More Spring Fever Design Challenge – The Reveal!
I’m really excited for this month’s reveal as it’s my design that’s being used by everyone to create their pieces… can’t wait to go and see what everyone’s done! The component was one of my moth pendants. Handmade and carved from porcelain and glazed with precious metal lustres. I don’t often use my beads… Read More March Component of the month reveal
With February being a short month, we’re a little bit late for the reveal. But this month it was Melissa Meman’s turn to provide the component. Melissa makes stunning enamelled copper pendants and charm’s amongst other things, and she chose fluttering hearts for this months challenge. If you’d like to see more of her work,… Read More AJE Component of the month – February
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