Purple Dots

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Funky New Hats!

I found this wonderful lady on Etsy.com who makes the most amazing crochet fab funky hats and her name's Janet (funkyhooker - what a fantastic name!). If anyone's interested in Janet's fab hats, you can find her shop here; http://www.funkyhooker.etsy.com, just let her know Sara @ Silkychicken sent you!




Thursday, 18 June 2009

Bling Bling!

I’ve been working on something a bit different, a beading project as I wanted to make a present for a very dear friend of mine. It started off as a beaded bling bling bra strap set, but has now become a full matching set - necklace, earrings, bracelet & watch. The bra straps have proved quite perplexing, as they needed to have a bit of give in them but not be so stretchy that you ended up with gaps between the beads when worn. I've tried so many different things and have ended up with 0.8mm stretch magic, as that’s the thickest I can use with cultured pearls, but I have had to pull the stretch magic through each bead using a needle threading tool doodah, what a pain that’s been! I've also decided to start making them as bridal/special occasion jewellery and I've got a silver version, gold version and a red and gold version.





Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Friendly Plastic Catherine Wheel Pendant

Here's my latest creation which I've made for the Marbling Magic challenge on www.friendlyplastic.blogspot.com There's a couple of bits I need to 'tweak' and I need to finish the back and add a coat of resin.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Another birthday card!

I had a lovely surprise this morning, a lovely card from Christine (Charliecat CBC Forum), we thought it'd got lost in the post but it arrived, maybe they sent it by sea in error eh?! Anyway, it's on my sideboard and thought I'd upload it for you all to see.