I can’t believe it has been over a month (just) since I last updated my blog! I haven’t been beading as much as I would like as life and work have been keeping me very, very busy of late.
I did make/finish up a few projects. The most recent was this sweet triangular pendant which was inspired by an Etsy treasury I put together for Operation Tackle That Bead Stash. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/OTkwMzEwNHwyNzIyNzc0NzMy/ottbs-may-challenge?index=0
I also attended a taster session at the London Jewellery School and I made this silver ring which I have been wearing non-stop since 🙂 The class was good fun and our tutor Rebecca was very knowledgable about her topic. http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/
I finished up a piece I had been working on for a while which has a beautiful czech glass button with a dragonfly on it as the focal http://www.etsy.com/listing/97597369/dragonfly-necklace
I am currently working on a large beaded embroidery collar, first for me, and although it is a secret I can share a sneak preview here…. I am a bit further on now since this photo was taken but am now getting close to the finishing edges and need to start filling in some gaps and then call it finished! Nerve wracking.
Finally on a non-beading note I have been eating more healthily and following the Prop Points system that Weight Watchers advocates and I have lost 10lbs in two weeks! I am happy about that and even though this is just the first step on what could be a long road for my weight loss I am trying to see the end goal and keep it fixed in my head, not sure about what final weight I want to be – more that I want to be able to buy a size 12 skirt/jeans and have it fit me. That seems a long way off as I am a size 22-24 presently but I am determined to get there but am allowing myself the time to do it sensibly and along the way to educate myself a bit better about foods, fats and all those things I have chosen to ignore for many years.
Wish me luck xxx Dee
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Well, I’ve not had much time this week for beading so far 😦
On the upside, I have had 5 sales in one day at the Nucleus Gallery in Rochester, so that is fabulous news 🙂
I also spent a little money last week on some beady treats for myself… I ordered a Jelly Bean bangle and a glass ring from Purple Cobwebs http://www.purplecobwebs.co.uk . Amazing lampwork artist, and the jelly bean bangle is such a cool idea, I love my new bangle very much. As for the ring, I don’t think that will taken off (except when I’m sleeping) for a very long time – It is stunning, gorgeous and I never knew glass could work as a ring but it really does.
I also got some crystal drops from a friend having a destash and some vintage crystals from Beading in the Rain on ebay. All of which are earmarked for future projects.
The interesting thing is that hubby dearest presented me with a little envelope, with teeny tiny LEDs and said I wondered if you could use these in your jewellery? I know have to rise to that challenge… beads that are lit from within maybe? Only time will tell on that project.
On my bead mat this week is my Bead magazine annual competition/challenge entry, and my mothers day present for my mum. Secret projects so I can’t share photos. So instead I can show you a couple of photos of the items I sold this week.