Saturday, 27 February 2010

Something Different - Strung Bracelet

I am not sure whethter this is nice enough to put on my Folksy shop. Opinions would be gratefully received, even if it is to say, 'No'! I tried something a little bit different to my usual 'modus operandi', to see if it would work. It did but it is a little too fiddly for what I would be able to sell it for.
Anyway, please do stop by and leave a little comment...

Friday, 26 February 2010

Four of My Bracelets

All together - don't they look lovely! The pink/purple one is sold but the others are in my Folksy shop. Sorry to keep banging on about the shop - I am trying to get some sales, to make it worth my while using Folksy. Ignore me if you hate blogs touting their wares!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bracelet in Silvers

It isn't really possible to see how glitzy this bracelet is, but it really shines on the wrist. The 4mm glass pearls are in a lovely metallic grey, with silver fire-polished beads adding the sparkle. This is going in my Folksy shop (see link at the side of the blog) and I am hoping to sell kits to make the bracelet soon too.

Tubby Thursday

I was so disappointed last week to have gained 1.5lbs that it really gave me a kick up the bum. I got on the straight and narrow, weighed everything, wrote it all down and exercised more. It paid off as I lost 4.5lbs - taking me to a total of 45.5lbs! I was so chuffed to have undone the damage and MORE!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

For FRAN...

You asked for 'pinky purples' and this actually works, despite me saying it wouldn't! I really hope you like it - if not, I'll put it in my shop and make another one for you.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Some Things That Are in My Folksy Shop Now...

If you would like them, my shop is here but comments would also be much appreciated. Please do visit my shop as I have lots of things for sale. Mother's Day cards will be available soon too.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Tubby Thursday and Earrings

These earrings are made from a pattern for circular peyote that I covered in Level 2 of the City and Guilds course. One of my finished pieces was a choker made of these hexagons, sewed together. It was my best piece I think, mainly because it was different to anything else made.

This week, I am disappointed to write, I gained 1.5lbs. I did deserve to gain, although I wasn't expecting THAT much! I did have a few extra points each day and Tuesday was a bad day because I was really fed up (sad, not the food meaning!) Anyway, I am back on track and have already been to the gym twice this week. Spicy tomato and lentil soup for dinner - tasty.
I must admit to finding the whole thing very difficult at the moment. I think it must be the weather, but I am so hungry ALL the time. Having said that, I am over half way, so I must keep slogging away.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Some Things I Have Been Making

The top two are very similar and use exactly the same craft ingredients. I am pleased with them as they are very cute in real life. The two bracelets are made using the same pattern (two-drop peyote) but the higher one I have adapted from the pattern as I didn't like the closure on the original.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Tubby Thursday

I lost one pound this week - so am up to my three stone milestone (plus an extra half - we mustn't forget that!)

I had a week where it really was a struggle and it also involved a chinese meal, so losing a pound has spurred me on again.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

I lost another...

...pounds this week! So, I am now half a pound off losing three stone. Still a way to go, but I will keep plodding (at least the plodding tires me out less now that I weigh less!)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Two WIPs

Two patterns from Bead and Button. I got bored half way through the pink one and started the other!

Thank You So Much

The lovely NarkeyMarkey has included one of my cards in her 'Valentine Finds' blog post. I am so chuffed as it means that people are seeing my items - which is ultimately why we list them! Thanks so much - it means a lot.
I have added a link to the blog, so please do pop along and check her work out.