Monday, 30 April 2007

Long time no blog!........

Well what can I say, I've had never ending washing to do and have been sorting out the kids clothes to see what still fits and what needs to be given away, some of the stuff nearly new, but lets hope it goes to a good home. It would be so wasteful to just throw it away and the truly worn stuff can be re-used as cleaning rags.

On the jewellery side of things I've got some new pearls and stones to play with, so I just need to find the time to get creating!

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

I've been tagged!.......

My friend Ruth's gone and tagged me lol

The rules are
Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself
People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog
Then choose another 7 people to get tagged and list their names
Don't forget to leave them a comment to tell them they have been tagged and to read your blog
So here goes...

1) I watched the Lord of the Rings animation at the cinema when I was 3 and thought it was real. I think I had a crush on frodo, well I was very little too.

2) I Like eating mangoes (Venezuelan are the best!) with the skin still on.

3) One of my things to do, is go to Japan and see the Japanese Snow Monkeys (macaques).

4) I like eating the foam off the top of my cappuccino slowly with a spoon.

5) I hate the smell of salt fish cooking!

6) I was a chocoholic....

7)I haven't had time to read my Juno magazine (holistic parenting), because I have 5 kids and very little peace!

Now who on earth can I tag????

If you'd like to be tagged let me know, because most people I know don't even really know what blogging is...

Sunday, 22 April 2007


I've started a new blog called Tummylicious and it's all about food! As I have to feed a family of seven, five of which are children, I'm always having to think about food from various angles. I also love talking to other people about it and finding out what they eat and how they prepare it. Have a look, you might learn something new!

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

We've got stamps......

Well were to start.....I took my daughter Nyah to our first Big stamp and scrapbook show, it was nice and sunny so we walked to Alexandra Place. Once there we bought our tickets with no probs, there were no big ques, so we entered the main hall and in a word it was hectic! For beginner's to the whole card making/stamping craft it was kind of hard to know were to start. There were ladies with suit cases doing serious shoping and I was so glad/lucky that I had left my bank card at home, as there were so many beautiful stamps, papers,buttons and prima flowers to buy and I would have bought them! We were glad that we went, because we were able to see all the different marterials and even some technique demos. We bought some Colour box cats eye ink stacks and some transparent stamp sets and as soon as we got home the kids started stamping and they loved it!

Friday, 13 April 2007

Weddings by Ruth.........

Here I had a quick play around with these photos of Ruth's beautiful wedding pieces, hand crafted by her with care and many years experience (we started making jewellery when we were still at secondary school!) Above is the before photo, below the after pic.

This photo was taken using the flash mode on her camera and I managed to make the table disappear. To see more beauties, visit her blog!

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

The 18th annual bead work and bead fair......

Just found out about this fair! will try and get more info on it.

Sunday 7th october 2007, 11.30-5.30, at Byron Hall Harrow Leisure Center, Harrow N.W. London Uk

At the beach......

This is a more recent necklace that I made using Fire "Crab" Agate. I really love these beads!
I'm thinking of selling this one on Etsy. Thank you Ruth for taking this pic!

This photo is maybe a bit bright, but it gives you an idea of the layout of the necklace.

Black Silver.....

Here is a piece I made using Thai Karen black silver, along with peacock baroque fresh water pearls and sterling silver chain. This is one of the few pieces that I actually made from a sketch that I drew, I normally never sketch! I like having charms, pendants and other bits hanging down from my necklaces. I like the sound it makes as you move around. This photo was taken after this necklace was sold, so it now has a new home.

Beautiful cards by Ruth.......

These gorgeous cards were recently made by my amazingly talented friend Ruth. I've even started buying little paper punches and paper flowers, so I can blame her for inspiring me to shop..hehehe.

I just love this 3d flower. Nearly every day she's adding new pictures of her creations onto her blog, so I've got a daily source for inspiration.

So if you want an original card, she's the gal to contact!

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Happy Easter....... everyone!

Found these little bunnie pics in a file. Made them as digital card toppers, but never got to print them out to find out if they are any good.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Looking for bead shows......

Been looking on the Internet for bead/craft shows/fairs, but not having much luck so far.
Did find the Rock n Gem one at Alexandra Palace. Will keep looking.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show....

Just found out about this show at Alexandra Palace, London, on the 14th and 15th of April.

In search of the perfect picture......

Thanks to Ruth I have some more up to date photo's of my jewellery! I've taken the pic's into photoshop to adjust the levels. What do you think Ruth. It's an on going project I guess.

This bracelet is made with sterling silver twisted wire, which I found really easy to work with, lampwork beads, fresh water pearls, rose quartz, swarovski crystals, Thai Karen silver butterflies and small beads. Most of the Thai Karen silver that I use is fair trade, including those used here.

This bracelet is also made with sterling silver twisted wire, lampwork beads, moon stone, rose quartz, swarovski crystal butterflies, Thai Karen silver butterflies and small beads.

I like making necklaces and ear-rings that aren't symmetrical, but yet are still balanced. I've used ruby agate, amazonite, amethyst, orissa garnet, citrine, rose quartz, red, lemon and lilac jade. The metals used are sterling silver wire and chain, with a Thai Karen butterfly and toggle. I always prefer using real semi-percious stones!

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Getting into shape.....

Found this pic whilst going through my old files. It's Neo Nyah in Rocky mode.

I'm going to start on the jewellery today, thinking of buying some more coin pearls.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Getting started....

Well I've been trying to get myself sorted out. First thing was sorting out my watermark to put on to photo's. Second was to phone up a friend to arrange meeting up, she works with leather and we've agreed to make at least two pieces by next week, so that's the third thing I have to do.

I really, really need to try and experiment taking photo's of my jewellery.

Back to the jewellery making, I've been thinking of using pearls. I've got the colours peach,orange and yellow in mind for some reason.

All I need to do is get started now.