Saturday, 15 October 2011

British Bead Awards

Ive had a lovely day today. I have been to the Big Bead Show at Sandown racecourse as I had a set of beads in the finals of the British Bead Awards.

Im very pleased to say that they got 2nd place !! What a lovely start to the day ! 

I have spent the rest of the day drooling over pretty shiny things and talking to friends and must say a huge thank you to Sarah of Flame Force Five for letting me use her stand as a "base camp", Judith Johnson  and Hazel Crompton  for being their usual lovely chatty selves, it was a pleasure as always ladies, and to my lovely man for chauffeuring me about. 

One of the best moments of the day was getting to meet my first bead soup partner Niky of SilverNiknats you know when you have been talking to someone online and you have built up an idea of what they look like etc ? Well it was great to meet Niky finally and her lovely daughter. 

Ive also been gathering supplies for a special project idea I had, inspired by the bead soup swaps, which I loved being involved in. Stay tuned for more on that very soon !! 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Preparations ..

Mainly pictures today, Im currently working on preparations for the Flame On and also getting some gallery orders together. These give you an idea of whats lying around on my bench today awaiting my further attentions ...

New Toppers for interchangeable pendants / rings

Manga Ladies

Ear Bobs - a -glueing

Spacers. Spacers Everywhere. All need cleaning. And turning into things.

All photos taken with Hipstamatic and the new Susie lens.