Thursday, 31 July 2008

Worlds Worst Blogger

Well it must be me! I thought it was about time I added something to here. First my prize which was won in a draw of people who voted for the talented Lynn Davy in the Ugly Necklace Competition :
There certainly were some truely horrendous designs but unfortunately Lynns was not bad enough to win!

Anyway - she was giving away either something Fabulous or something Fugly. I drew a Fugly - seen in all it's glory here:-


There are actually some very nice lampwork beads on there together with some Swarovski crystals - but as for the vomitting duck (blue bead at the end) - well, what can I say!!

I have done a tiny bit of crafting today, inspired by ScrabbleGal on Etsy - I am trying out some wooden tile jewellery. My first three attempts are currently this space as they say!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Bollywood Magic Mystery Bag Challenge

I decided to give another 'Mystery Bag Challenge' a go on the Bead Buddies Forum. This was was called 'Bollywood Magic' and the rules are everyone gets sent the same little bag of beads & stuff & you have to make something using a bit of everything that was in the bag. You are however allowed to add findings.

This is what I got (we didn't have to use the candy necklace that was sent !). A load of tiny seed beads in black, grey, pale yellow, light pink, dark pink, red and turquoise; a patterened large square bead, some round black beads, 6 bells and a rather odd orange 'skittle' bead!

And here is what I came up with - although I think the skittle bead just doesn't go with it all! A tassel necklace and a very jangly memory wire bracelet.