Friday, 20 June 2008

No wonder I've got hayfever .....

. . . . . with all these flowery beads about! Even more Floratabs, this time in a gorgeous dusky pink.

An here's an actual proper real flower. This is about the only flower currently brightening up the garden. During the summer I normally have pots of vibrantly coloured blooms all over the show but after last year when every flower carked it due to a combination of slugs, snails and Dad forgetting to water the garden one very warm weekend when I was away in Cambridge, I really can't be bothered!

I love the colours of this rose and I reckon that they would be great for summery beads. But whenever I make yellow beads no-one seems to want them! I guess yellow is one of those colours, isn't it? It looks great on some people and awful on others. If I wear yellow I look all pale and washed out. My sisters wear it and they look fabulous. Mind you, they both seem to have permanent suntans which probably help. They just need to look at the sun and they develop a golden tan whereas if I spend more than five minutes sat in the sun I turn a lovely shade of pink . . . . .


Anonymous said...

These are the best so far (painted flower design)in my humble opinion.
I'm just not quick enough on the button to purchase them.
As a fellow hayfever sufferer you have my sympathy.

Laura said...

Thank you, Pam. Glad you like them!

There were a few disappointed people last night. I'd make more than one set of each but the thing is they take so long to make - about half an hour per bead, let alone failed attempts and wonkies. Not enough beadmaking hours in the day!

Hayfever is rubbish. I don't like taking tablets for it (they make me go strangely dizzy) but I gave in last weekend and broke out the Clarityn. It's not doing much though ..... *A-choo!*

Laura x

Jewellery Craft said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I missed them too, blimey them went fast. What happens to the wonkies?

Anyway, I love your beads and I love your blog which always makes me smile so there is an award for you on my blog!

I hate working with yellow but love yellow beads, does that make sense?


Laura said...

Thank you for the award, Mandie!

Wonkies. They either get drowned in the water jug or (if they've been annealed in one of my that-one-may-be-OK-I'll-have-to-wait-and-see moments but later I decide that they actually are terminally wonky) they go into the bag of beads that my niece plays with.

I don't sell wonkies, rejects or seconds. The only beads that leave here are in tip-top condition. I know - I'm a picky perfectionist pain in the posterior. ;o)

Laura x