Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Two more treats of goodness...

Hey everyone :)
I've been away and been busy so have been a bit lame and not updated my blog, apologies!
Now however, I have two talented artists who I met through Craft Pimp Forum whose bits and bobs I'm going to share with you.
The first is Donna Sanders of Delicate Sparkles. Donna creates some fantabulous jewellery, I'm especially fond of her seed bead flower necklaces. I daren't think how long they all take to make and they turn out perfectly.
I also like this necklace, another made out of seed beads. There almost seems to me to be some Victorian or stumpunky influence in it and I do love a bit o' steampunkery, hehe!

And last but definitely not least (probably my favourite piece of Donna's) is this gorgeous necklace. No seed beads in sight this time, a Jack of all beading trades it seems! I love these colours and the simple chain that connects the beads brings the whole thing nicely together, if you get my drift?

Now, just because I can't put pictures of all Donna's Sparkly work up doesn't mean this is all there is to see. Go find her on her Facebook page, or at her shop, and I would recommend following her blog as well to find yourself in for some loverly stuffs! :D

Next up is some work by Jolene of Kitzbitz Glass Art. Here, I am very jealous because Jo gets to plays with glass, fire and a kiln to make some stunning beads. I've just sat here trying to decide which pictures I should post of hers and have ended up just clicking and going 'Wow. Want. Love it. Ooh. Want again.' I don't really think I have to say much to get the point across that one, I am jealous of her glassy talents and two, that her beads are fabulouso :) Jolene is also talented when it comes to polymer clay beads, a woman after my own heart, but I kinda wanna stick to her glass stuffs here and then let you all go off and have a look at her other bits and bobs using the links below. Now I shall be quiet and post some pictures! Have an amazing week everybody!

The many places to find Jolene:

Her blog
Her Etsy shop
And, Flickr.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Leather stuffs by a Curious Cat

Bit of a treat for you today! I want to show you some lovely pieces from a fellow Craft Pimper.
Her name is CJ and I really think you should head over to her facebook page to see what she's up to :D Teehee.
Leather is her medium and I love what she does with it. Pretty flowers and some perfect colours for spring.
As well as these decorative flowers, CJ creates gorgeous jewellery, one of my personal favourites is this octagon pendant and I can just imagine how hard it was to get the perfect shape!

Head over to facebook, or Cj's website and her blog as well to find more gorgeous handmade items!

And just to finish off for today, a couple more of my favourite items from the Curious Cat! :) Enjoy and have a good day!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Whatta slow week.

Not a lot going on in the world of me at the moment.
Uni is going very slowly, no more work to do til revision for exams after Easter and the weather has just been so lovely that no one wants to do any work, including me!

I also haven't been making much. Planned on making loooads yesterday as I had quite a free day but ended up just varnishing beads really. Today I've played around with seed beads, not what I normally do at all but I needed to make something! Made quite a cute little bracelet that I've laid claim to.

I did have a hairy encounter with a wasp earlier today - was not fun. It was big and scary and angry! Buzzed right by my ear when I sat down to eat me eggs. Needless to say, my eggs went cold before the wasp was dealt with.

I also managed to slice my finger while cooking yesterday and today I burnt my tongue. It hurts! I think I should just do nothing for a while, might not get hurt!

I have made a couple of bits and bobs, a variation of the tile necklace I made the other day, a couple of cute bracelets and that's about it really!

Looking forward to this weekend - get to see my boyfriend (woop!!!) and we're going to London to see Dirty Dancing on West End, he bought me tickets for my birthday :) Can't wait!

Going to be a busy few weeks, not sure how much making I'm going to be able to do over Easter. Things to do and people to see! Plus I guess I should start revision.

I will carry on blogging though, and I'm also going to be doing some featured artist posts. Some really fun stuff coming up! So you better keep reading :POooh and this necklace, forgot I made it! It's so pretty (I think anyway hehe). I love the colours and the simplicity of it. Normally have some patterning on my pieces but I like the fact that this one doesn't. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

I just found these!

I just found these gorgeous pieces of art on another blog, of course I've completely forgotten which because I accidently closed the tab. But just look at these! They're wondeful! They're by aMused Creations, take a look :D
The polymer clay along with the silky fabric hair makes them so funky and tactile, love 'em!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

I'm trying to not stick to making the same things over and over again. All my things are sightly different but I feel I should try to vary the style... I still want 'me' to come through in the pieces though so I'm having a bit of a tricky time because I love the styles I tend to stick to!
I also tend to just stick to bracelets, but I am trying to make more necklaces. I don't really know why I don't make more!
This was yesterday's project:

It does blend from purple to brown, but my camera isn't the best for picking up subtle changes in colour.

Looking forward to the coming weeks - almost finished uni for the term, and have no more essays due in so I can make more stuffs, woop!

Have a fantabulous day :D

Friday, 1 April 2011

Wow I really am useless at this.

I don't know why I don't keep this up to date. It'd be a perfect way to tell you all what I'm up to in my making ways and I suppose in my everyday life I guess as well :)

Now though, I would love to become part of a group of bloggers, and so I guess I better keep up to date :)

I have made some uberly funky bits and bobs (if I do say so myself) since I last posted anything on here - I'm sure I'll put up new pictures soon, maybe even one at the end of this post if I can decide which! :)

I've also started uni since my last post and turned 20 (eugh!) as well. Uni is fun, the course (philosophy) is great :D But, does give me headaches, make you think quite a bit. I've actually just picked the modules I want to do next year, should be really good. Going with my main interest, Philosophy of Mind, and a fun one, Philosophy as Film among others. Will e a really good year. Though I must admit I can't wait until the third year when I can do a dissertation :D

As for what I'm up to with my crafty goodness at the moment: I was going to have my own shop for a couple of weeks this easter but unfortunately couldn't make enough stock along with keeping up with studies so had to move that back. But I have been making lots of stuffs, hoping to do a craft fayre this summer. If anyone knows of any good ones in East Anglia, please do let me know! Building up quite a bit of stock, I have a weekly aim of how much to make. Haven't met this aim over the last couple of weeks because uni work had to take priority. However, I am going to catch up over the next week or so and over Easter :)

Anyway, that's enough for now. I promise I will keep more up to date from now on, including new photos and projects I'm working on. Tomorrow I plan on making a funky necklace so that'll make it's way on here in the near future :)

Love to all!!

A couple of bracelets. I love these. It takes a lot of effort to not steal these back from my box of things to sell!