Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Ultimate Clear Out

I don't have a clue when I last did this. We bought the house in Dec 2006 and it has probably been piling up since then.

Well the oldest out of date package I found was 2008.This would be a cooks dream. All those mixes and flavours of the world.

Check out the amount I have just had to throw away. Boy do I have some room in my larder now.

My back aches some what but I feel good for doing it.

Maybe I should concentrate on my bead stash as I never know what I have left.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Endless Designs For Those Larger Beads

So I received some lovely hand painted glass beads from Aunties Beads and put myself to a challenge to see how many creations I could make.

Large beads can be used in many designs - big chunky necklaces, focal points on necklaces, bracelets and earrings - endless.
So far I have made 2 bracelets, 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings, all with the same style of hand painted glass beads.

What extras did I use? Well sterling silver chain, sterling silver wire, black, silver and red glass beads, silver fancy spacers, clasps and earring hooks. Most of these extras can be found hidden away in your unused stash.

The best design for using up odd beads is the pendant style necklace. Just wire wrap sterling silver, attach the odd beads and, there you go, a delicious pendant.

You can find a variety of handmade necklaces in my Beadsme and Artfire stores.