Monday, 27 October 2008

73, and many more!!

Here are some beads I got done last week, and strung for my mum as it's her birthday a week today - 73!! I've used sterling silver clasp, chain, and beads and some tiny amethyst beads I bought about a year ago that I've had in mind to use on something for my mum. I think she'll be getting a matching bracelet for Christmas!! They're strung on hand painted ribbon from Diane of SowZere Designs

Hope mum likes it!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Larger picture of Japanese Silk

You see! Like waiting for a bus, there are none for ages then three come along together!!

Right, I've been having a a nightmare with formatting today (sorry for those of you who get alerts when I've been playing around with the posts and wondering what on earth I'm up to - You know who you are!!)

Anyway, I've given up trying to upload a larger picture of Japanese Silk in my first blog of the day, so I'm uploading it here :-D


Hmmmm.... I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Becky (Chameleon Designs) and Kelly (KEBO Jewellery).  To explain...

1. Link to your tagger and display these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself - some random, some WEIRD
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

OK, 7 facts about me!!

1. I was named after a famous tennis player
2. I was born in London
3. I'm 5 feet 10 inches tall (no idea what that is in meters)
4. I can read text as quickly upside down as I can when it's the right way up
5. I playe din Centre, Wing Attack and Goal Attack for the school netball team
6. Apparently I snore
7. I sleepwalk

My lucky 7 to be tagged are:

So sorry!

I really don't know where the time goes!! I've been doing some collaborative work with Lynn Davy (Nemeton) a UK designer, for a ISGB/Bead & Button competition, the closing date of which is February 1st, but obviously I've needed to get the beads to Lynn (they arrived in the UK yesterday) so that she has time to do her seed bead and stringing magic with them to turn them into our representation for the Four Elements.

Last week, I received my complimentary copy of Kimberley Adams : Verre et Flamme - Creation de perles de verre, and although my beads are credited to Billy Jean Lewis (Lewis is my maiden name, Billy...? *sigh*)  they are mine, all mine and appears on pages 46 and 125.

And there's more!

A project titled "Japanese Silk" appears in this months (November, 2008) edition of Step by Step Beads magazine, and it features my focal bead - which was originally titled Chinese Silk but the mag changed it.

"To get your creative juices flowing here are a few of
the enticing projects you'll find in the upcoming
November/December issue:

Japanese Silk: As elegant as a cherry blossom, this pearl and seed bead necklace features a lovely lampworked pendant"

I'm happy with that description :-D