Monday, 10 March 2008

Busy Blustery Day!

So where did Spring go to? Up here in Nottingham we seem to have escaped the worst of the dreadful weather that has been battering some parts of the UK today. Although, it has been a pretty awful day with blustery showers and the wind did wake me several times during the night. I hope everyone is safe and sound and that the weather hasn't caused you too many problems.

Due to the yucky weather I decided to keep warm and dry and do some making today!!

The first is a bracelet made with some gorgeous beads I snatched from my mate Caroline's (Crafted Gems) blog before they had a chance to make it to her website!!

The second bracelet is very similar to one I made a few weeks ago, for myself. I have had so many comments about it I thought I would do another one to try and sell. It's using some of Caroline's lovely beads again and quite a bit of Indian silver.

The next one is a bracelet using some beads made by Mike Poole of Tillerman Beads http://www.tillerman.co.uk/ I've mixed them with some light amethyst and aquamarine Swarovski bicones and a bit of silver.

The last bracelet is made from some beads the lovely Caroline sent to me as a challenge!! These are so outside of my comfort zone!! She sent me the round beads with my birthday gift, but think she'd forgotten that I already possessed the pillows - or did she? I hope I've done a good job with them. I've teamed them with some fire opal Swarovski bicones.

The last pictures are of two necklaces that I've put together using some lovely fimo focals I bought from the lovely Tammy. I've had them for a while, but as soon as I purchased a big bag of turquoise mix beads from The Bead Shop http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/ I knew how to use them.



and finally......

Did you notice my newest addition, my SRAJD logo and membership number, I finally received it today and am so chuffed.

8 comments:

Crafted Gems said...

wow, i just love what you've done with my beads, i'd forgotton about those orange pillows, i made those sooooooooooo long ago, the first two are just stunning!!!!

ButterflyBeadwear said...

beautiful stuff alison, just found your blog and will add it to mine.

Coburg Crafts said...

Lovely items, Alison. Those orange beads really knock your eye out, don't they?!

Nia said...

All lovely Alison, you've done a great job! And I'm still looking for orange beads. Yes Caroline, I'm hinting!

Crafted Gems said...

lol, Nia i'm on the case, got an idea for when i'm next at the torch

Ali P said...

Hi Alison,

I've just found your blog, I'm an Alison too and see you have the SRAJD number right before mine :) I'm quite new to the web bead community myself, I'm gathering the courage to start my own blog too.
I love what you have done with Caroline's beads, I know what you mean about orange beads being a challenge but you've done a great job.
Ali

Gemheaven said...

Oh some lovely pretties Alison :)

Alison said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, those orange beads have certainly created a stir!! Ali P nice to meet you and looking forward to seeing your blog soon!