I thought it would be nice to make some smaller earrings for a change, so came up with this selection. The bead sections measure about 1cm long and feature a selection of pearly beads, faceted glass crystal beads and rhinestone beads in various colours.
I love these faceted teardrop crystal beads, and have made one pair of earrings per colour to add to my shop.
I’ve just added several new pairs of newly made earrings to my shop, as well as updating a few of my older designs I wasn’t happy with.
I’ve just completed my second large custom badge order for Starlight Dance, which was considerably larger than last time! The order included 300 badges made from 15 different designs.
These iridescent marbled beads are just wonderful. I have created four pairs of earrings with them.
My mum asked me to make her friend a bracelet for Christmas using little polymer clay and lucite flowers beads. This is the result!
I doodle at work sometimes, and just came across these little drawings from last year (8cm square).
These little bat and spider button badges are so cute, and I love the handmade neon paper I found to make them from. The badges have a layer of shimmery or sparkly paper underneath the neon paper, which peeps through to create a lovely effect.
These badges were made from an old brown paper notebook with Alice In Wonderland illustrations in the corners. I have had the notebook for several years but never used it because it just didn’t seem right to spoil the pages, which is rather ironic considering what I have just done to it!
I just finished making these four chunky beaded charm bracelets, and spent far longer than I care to admit fannying around with ideas! However, I am very pleased with the results.
My first foray into beaded bag charms has gone well, with eight different styles.
After buying lots of super, bright and cute buttons over the past month I finally had a chance to sit down and play with them!
I’ve just finished making these 1950’s style make-up bags feature a design called “Dysfunctional Family” by Michael Miller. Each bag differs, as does each side. They measure about 6 x 6 inches, with black zip and black lining.
I’ve been working hard over the last few days on my first large custom badge order for Starlight Dance in Kettering, Northamptonshire. The order includes 90 badges made from 8 different designs.
I’ve just finished making six new makeup bags from some wonderful fabric with 1950’s movie icon faces. They feature one coloured side and one black and white side (with a dash of red to some). There is a choice of six movie icons with two different faces used per bag. They measure 7 x 8 inches.
Here are two lovely felt angel decorations I’ve just finished as a commission. Fun, but fiddly.
I’ve just finished making this black velvet coffin purse for a lady in Norway. I hope she likes it!
I made this little blue felt brooch this morning as a birthday present for my mummy-in-law’s friend. I hope she likes it. I haven’t made any brooches for a while, so made a nice change. I love my Cuttlebug!
I made these little mixed fabric and bead shapes last year, and are lovely little things! I’ve turned one into a necklace but haven’t decided what to do with the five yet.
I made this necklace for myself a while ago now, but thought I’d post a picture of it. The felt beads are a bit fiddly to make, but worth it!
Some time ago now (September 2011) I was commissioned to make a floral felt brooch, but never got around to posting an image of it, So here it is.
Here are some earrings I made for my mummy during her visit at the beginning of the month. She was most pleased with them and we had a fun time playing with all my beads too!
I received my wire coiling gizmo today. No instructions, so after a bit of research on the internet I had a go at making a pair of earrings and am quite pleased with the results for a first try. I’m looking forward to experimenting with ideas now!
I’ve just added eighteen pairs of newly made earrings to my shop.
I’ve just added these large, square crushed velvet coin purses to my shop. They measure approximately 5 x 5 inches and are available in several colours.
I found some wrapping paper in Paperchase with a British theme, just in time for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee. I thought the retro style faces would make nice badges, and some have glittery hair.
I found some great new wrapping paper for badge making whilst visiting the folks in Bath this weekend, with a striking black and white floral pattern.
I fancied having a go at making some makeup bags using some old pieces of fabric, namely a 1979 Superman pillowcase and an small 1960’s curtain. Each side differs.
These cute little heart button badges and are each unique in design. The background is various coloured sparkly/holographed paper, with either punched hearts or confetti on top.
After much procrastination, I decided to redesign the 1970’s floral bags I made a year or so ago as I made quite a few and sold, well, not so many! I turned most into large square purses, measuring about 5 inches each way, and left a few as neck purses, trimming their length to about 6 inches. I think they look much nicer now and the larger sized purses may be the way forward too!
I’ve just added eighteen pairs of newly made beaded earrings to my shop.
I bought some “Happy Birthday” skull wrapping paper to wrap a present with last week and found it was perfect for these 25mm button badges too. Bonus! As well as the white skulls, there are also silver outlines of skulls.
I bought some cute monster wrapping paper recently, which strangely enough was actually for wrapping presents but was also perfect for these different sized badges! They sold very well as my last craft stall.
How cute is this wrapping paper from Paperchase? 😀 I’ve made button badges from the faces and one or two other small graphics, and a selection of others from both 38mm and 45mm badges.
I bought the most lovely wrapping paper from Paperchase whilst in Bath recently which looks like grungy Russian dolls. I have made button badges from the faces and 45mm badges from the bodies. They could be worn together as Russian dolls, or separately as sold.
These felt discs were originally made to be pendants for necklaces, but I decided they worked better as brooches. They are made from felt floral and circular shapes with beads, sequins and decorative stitching and measure between 4-5cm each.
I’ve decided to take a stab at making earrings, and am most pleased with the results. Made from a selection of glass, metal and other beads, and measure between 4-5cm (including hooks).
I was never completely happy with my first attempt at making felt necklaces, so I decided to work on them some more. I attached the discs to flower shaped backgrounds and used ribbons to thread them onto the necklace cords. I also added a few wooden beads too. Much better!
I’ve just added four new styles of Christmas Cards to my shop!
I love these sparkly bat and spider badges I just made for Halloween! The backgrounds are a choice of pink, purple or silver glitter paper, or gold shimmery paper with black bat and spider confetti on top. The spiders also have a layer of black netting, which looks sort of like a web.