Pretty beads

Pink Facets Jewellery

I consider myself to be blessed in many ways – one of which is that I still have all my grandparents.  Well recently it was my Nana’s 80th birthday and so of course we all got together to celebrate (including both sets of grandparents). I’ve always thought my Nana is one of the most elegant…

Green and White Jewellery Sets

White and Green Jewellery

Do you ever get drawn to certain colour combinations?  At the moment I’ve been feeling really drawn to greens mixed with whites.  I obviously need snowdrops to start blooming – haven’t we had enough winter yet? This last Saturday I got to have a proper lazy day.  Lately it seems like we’ve been really busy,…

Floating beads necklaces and earrings

Natural Colours Jewellery Sets

A few weeks ago I was feeling a little stressed.  I can’t even remember what about now!  To snap myself out of it I pulled out a good selection of beads and started playing around, seeing what went together.  I’m telling you, it’s a better cure for stress than chocolate, especially as it doesn’t contain…

Chilli Pepper Pendant

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find the period after the start of the new year a bit bleak. After all the celebrating and spending time with family the dreariness of January really hits home! So I decided to crochet something to make me smile (it is after all, the motto of my…

Large Beaded V-necklace

Often when I get inspiration to make something new it’s because I have a few crafty things I’ve bought because I like them and something else to “use up”.  Suddenly I see that the thing I bought goes well with the leftovers of something else.  I bought these silver beads a while ago and I…

Large Beaded V- Necklace Pattern

I used a 4mm hook, leftover Sirdar calico Dk cotton yarn, and eight 10mm beads.  See my inspiration for this piece here! The pattern is worked as fsc to make the sides and then turned 90° to sc the V-shaped placket which holds the beads.  The length of the placket is about 9cm (3.5 inches).…