|Flower Vintage Charm Bracelet|
|Flower Vintage and Copper Earrings|
Well, it's been a rainy few days here in Manchester......in other words, perfect jewellery making weather! It's been quite a while since I made any beaded jewellery as I have been distracted with my love of polymer clay and doing up my house. I thought it was time for a challenge so I decided to have a look around online and came across Bead Me Up Buttercup and Smitten Beads on Facebook. I totally fell in love with Angela's (at Bead Me Up Buttercup) polymer clay vintage birds and the 'Inspiration Packs' that both ladies offered, so I decided to buy some of the little birds and an Inspiration Pack from each shop. (An Inspiration Pack is a selection of beads and findings). The bracelet and earrings at the top of this post is what I created using the Inspiration Packs. The photo immediately below is the parcel which arrived from Bead Me Up Buttercup on Wednesday morning.
|Don't you just love opening parcels?|
|Summer Flowers Bracelet and Matching Vintage Lemon Bird Earrings|
|Summer Flowers Bracelet with Lilac Cream Washed Bird|
|Vintage Hot Pink Cream Washed Bird Earrings with Swarovski Crystals|
On Wednesday I am going to Ross on Wye with my Dad. He is going to an old car auction (old cars are his passion) and he suggested I go with him for a bit of a change of scenery. (I have been ill lately (again) with this wretched lupus which springs up every now and then to torture me! ). I am not sure the old car auction is really my thing but I will have a stroll around the town and maybe take some photos, get some inspiration etc. At the weekend I am heading down to Suffolk to visit a very dear friend of mine who has moved down there. We used to volunteer at Samaritans together until I went to uni in Sheffield and he moved down south! lol! I'm really excited about visiting him and seeing a new part of the UK. I have never been to Suffolk before and I am hoping to maybe pay a visit to Peterborough Cathedral to see the resting place of Catherine of Aragon en route. Since I have been ill I have really got into Tudor and Medieval history so it seems a perfect opportunity to explore!
Anyway, I can hear the buzzer going on my oven....I have had a go at baking a fruit loaf.....and got a very fed up Maisie pestering for food (my cats are not enjoying this rain and are bored to tears in the house) so I will leave you with a few pics and wish you all a Happy Handmade Monday. I will be back with a piece of fruit loaf and a coffee to see what Wendy and all the others have been up to over at Handmade Harbour.......bye for now xxxx
|Little Maisie.....fed up with the rain|
|Me, attempting to model my latest creation and take a photo at the same time!|