I cannot believe it's over a fortnight since my last blog post. That's awfulness. I've had flu, Nigel was really ill and another of my guinea pigs died so it's just been one thing after another but I think things are looking up now.
I was digging about in one of my glass boxes the other day (I don't have fancy organised glass rod storage because I know it would never stay organised) and I found half a rod of Effetre Amber Rose. This was an odd-lot of glass from about, oooh, ten-ish years ago now. Effetre never replicated it but it is such a pretty colour; kind of a pinky-peachy amber, as its name suggests. I teamed it with some CiM Chai and some soft grey to make this 'Little Bit '80s' set. Peach-pink and soft grey together always conjures up images of legwarmers and bubble perms in my mind.
And I also made a pink and purple set which I called 'Pinkurple' because it's pink and purple. Yes.
These beads have white cores which I've encased with a thin layer of transparent purple. They're decorated with turquoise stringerwork and each strand of five comes with half a dozen turquoise spacers. These are priced at £13.50 a strand and they're available here.
I've spent all weekend in the shed. I know. I'm a crazywild party machine and I need to calm the flip-heck down.
I made the 'Auburn & Amber' bracelet up there which consists of glass of just two colours - a red-brown and a medium amber. I kept the beads simple and the mini baubles are headpins*. The piece is finished with an acorn and oak leaf charm dangle at the clasp. All findings are copper and 'antique' copper plated. The bracelet looks absolutely gorgeous when the sun shines through it ...
I also got my Halloween on and made two sets of beads in classic spookytime colour combinations; black and orange and purple and green.
Each strand of beads contains nine encased rounds, ten droplets and eight spacers. Again, there's only one set of each up for grabs so if you like them, grab them.
I must do a boring what-is-going-on-in-my-life-that-is-not-about-beads post. I know that a couple of you like those. I will get on that as soon as I can. It won't be tonight as Monday nights are Slimming World nights. I still go even though I'm at my target weight. Those weekly weigh-ins keep me and my arse/pudding belly/thighs in check.
Have a marvellous Monday!
*Headpins. Remember how I was going to send folk lampwork headpins to test? Well, I asked for ten people and I got forty. I said yes to half of those. I then sent the first lot of headpins out to half of those and only had feedback from one person. So I've not sent any more headpins out because I can't afford to spend time, glass and postage giving stuff away and getting nothing back. So if you were in the batch of people who didn't receive a headpin bundle from me, that is the reason why. My apologies but I hope you understand.
White spots on white beads on a white background. Not the easiest thing in the world to photograph, that.
These beads remind me of falling snow. Pure white cores encased in clear, decorated with off-white (CiM Coconut Milk) spots. I carried on the snow theme with a heart which is half clear and half white.
This strand is priced at £25.00 and it's available in my shop.