Here are some more bracelets today using my quickly diminishing stash of treasures.
I like that every item is individual and different from the last, albeit similar.
I take pleasure in the planning and placement of the beads first to ensure there are sufficient to complete the design. It’s like a puzzle finding the best usage of the beads and “hey presto” the design and the technique is decided for me.
It is also very therapeutic to do … until a dog swipes all the beads with his or her tail. I know as I have repeatedly had the pleasure of retrieving all the beads.
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I love the colour burgundy and find it very adaptable to suit both male and female cards.
Here is a card I made with a male in mind, albeit I did sneak in a butterfly, with a sort of vintage style.
I started by stamping a medley of smaller vintage and travel themed stamps together with a butterfly and masked them to enable further stamping behind. I then chopped the stamping up into 9 pieces and inked all of the edges before re-assembling.
A simple burgundy layer together with the addition of a greeting and the card is complete.
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As promised here are some more creations using my beloved stash of beads.
And yes…. like the last lot I want to keep these too. Must make more!!!!
The soft colour tones in the beads make them a very adaptable piece of jewellery and I do like an accent bead or two.
More coming soon.
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Regular visitors to my blog will know I have 2 Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs; a girl and a boy.
Sarah has become quite relaxed since she came to live with us over a year ago and required a new collar due to her other one getting increasingly tighter.
So, I set to work with the beautiful Kumihimo cords and came up with this, in exact “Swissy” colours.
I used a ring at either end which I attached a makeshift Martingale fastening to and the collar was complete.
Here is the little Princess modelling it with a face that simply says “Do I look beautiful Mum?”
I think so!
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Today’s card features the very beautiful butterfly and poppy stamp from Chocolate Baroque together with another of my crochet borders.
I stamped the image onto card which I had previously painted with acrylic paints and coloured the image using pencils, also giving a white highlight to the image. The butterfly itself I further stamped onto co-ordinating card and coloured similarly and attached giving dimension and a beaded body with a wire antennae.
I added some co-ordinating matts which I stamped or embossed for added interest and of course I added the crochet border.
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I would like to share a card today which is quite unusual for me, in that the main colour is yellow. Yellow is not a colour I ordinarily use but I thought in this instance it was a nice cheery colour and was very suitable.
I like quilling and thought I was very overdue a quilling session, so set to work and unsurprisingly started on a butterfly.
The quilled butterfly is then mounted onto a base card using “Trapeze” stencils, where the centre is suspended by threads. Here I have added some seed beads for added interest.
Of course there has to some stamping, which I have added to the mount and the backdrop and a simple Spellbinders border all around to complete the card.
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Something a little bit different today!
When the children go back to school, I automatically start thinking about Christmas (Shhhhh… I said it quietly). With that in mind I have started making an assortment of bracelets ready for presents.
Here are the first lot.
I have been very brave and have raided by beloved bead stash of beautiful treasures that simply must never be used and have created these 4 bracelets which all are comfortable to wear and have a lovely movement to them.
I regret I do not know the names of any techniques because I simply start with my thread and start “sewing” as such.
The only trouble is ….. I want to keep everything for myself!
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