Friday, 1 July 2011

Lampwork and Pearl Bracelet

Today I made a bracelet - just need to make some matching earrings.  I'm quite happy with how this turned out - although the pictures do not show it off very well.  Made using lampwork glass beads, white glass pearl beads and crystal rondelles.

Friday, 24 June 2011

A few simple items which I have made.

Made using seed beads, lampwork beads, cats eye cube beads and red crackle glass beads

Three strand necklace, made using crystal beads, acrylic beads and metal beads.

These two are made using swarovski crystals and moonstone beads

Again, three strand necklace, matching bracelet and earrings - a great way for using up those few "odd" beads. Made using glass beads, crystals, metal and acrylic beads.

Very easy and simple chunky necklace. Made using large black onyx beads and tibetan silver spacer beads

I'm Back

Well I can't believe it has been over 3 years since I last posted. Life has been very busy and has changed a lot in that time.

I have not done any card making for along, long time now. We now have set up our own business selling jewellery making findings, beads and other crafty bits and bobs Charming Designs dna Currently we only sell through Ebay, but we are in the process of getting our own web shop designed.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

2nd One Stop Craft Challenge

This is my DT card for this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. It was my turn to chose the theme for this weeks challenge and I chose "Things with wings" - this could be anything at all which has wings:- aeroplanes, birds, fairies, angels, to name but a few. Why not pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at all the DT projects.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

New Challenge Launch

Today sees the launch of a brand new weekly challenge over on One Stop Craft Challenge Blog. So what are you waiting for, pop over and have a look at the fabulous prize that is up for grabs this week and then join us in this, our very first challenge. You can make anything at all crafty, cards, ATC's, Fat Book Pages, Scrap book pages, skinny's etc.

Sharon set the first challenge and has designed a great sketch, here is my DT card using the sketch

For my card I used:-

Square Navy card blank
Silver pearlescent card
White christmas tree vellum
Stickles glitter glue
Ribbon from my stash
Rubber Stampede Santa Collage stamp

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Only a week

Yes, there is only a week left until the launch of a great new Challenge Blog:- One Stop Craft Challenge. Why not pop over and bookmark the challenge blog ready for next Saturday?

The challenges we run will be open to everyone. You'll be able to submit Cards, Scrap Pages, ATCs, Fat Book Pages, boxes, tags, anything you want to, as long as it's crafty. There will be prizes and winners too.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 17 October 2008

TMTA - Ophelia

This weeks challenge on Think Monday Think ATC is "Ophelia". I made this ATC the other day, but have only just found the time to blog it - still, better late than never I guess :-)

I used various papers, including K&Co, DCWV, a printed picture of "Ophelia", an orange prima flower and a little glitter glue.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Another Match Box

This is the match box with tags I made for a "Me to You" swap I'm involved in - every month we have to make something and post it off. I used distress inks, Hampton Art stamps, some script background paper, black archival ink and Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Crystals. I tripple embossed the outside of the match box and stamped using black ink into the UT crystals, whilst they were still hot - this gives a lovely texture to the box.

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