Tag Archives: Jewellery

A Splash of Colour

The Christmas decorations have all gone and it’s a grey, dull, wet January day so a Splash of Colour is sorely needed.  After I had cleared away the last of the festivities I found, at the back of a shelf, a glass jar in which I have collected  felt beads which I have been embroidering  at odd moments over the last few weeks.  I’ve been meaning to get them out to show you, and to do something with them for ages, and now seems the perfect moment!

So, what to make?  I unearthed my box of beading bits and found some little fasteners and cord and all the bits I needed and found I had just the right number of beads to make two bracelets and a necklace.

And here they are.  Bracelet 1…

…and bracelet 2…

…and shall we say, a slightly less exuberant colour scheme for a rather elegant necklace.


The temptation is to look in my wardrobe and see what they go with, but no, I’m going to be sensible and put them in the Folksy shop in the hope that someone will love them as much as I do!   No more procrastination!

Thank you for all the get well messages following my last post about the uninvited swinish visitor over Christmas and the New Year. T and I  had the flu vaccine just before Christmas so we are still keeping our fingers crossed.  It was the younger generation who were afflicted, especially the four year old. Just to update you, they are back home now on the South Coast and recovering well, even the small one who had an ear infection and a perforated eardrum.  It’s a dreadful thing, and a reminder to us all to get the jab if at all possible every year.

Also Higgins is being very big headed about all the compliments he has been receiving  from you.  He can’t understand why I keep putting all this woolly stuff on the blog when you would obviously like more pictures of him.  Next time I will show you evidence of some very naughty goings on with Mr Higgins and those lovely shiny teeth!

P.S. Don’t forget, there is still time to enter the draw for the needlefelted Christmas ornament  in my last post.

And the winner is…

…a scary thing to do fairly, but I think got it right with a numbered list,

  1. Anne@andamento
  2.  Geraldine
  3. Magic Cochin
  4. Thomas
  5. Jen
  6. Aimee
  7. Greedy Nan
  8. Gina
  9. Toffee
  10. Elizabeth Burton
  11. Jacqueline
  12. Hilary
  13. Rachel Fenton
  14. Jane
  15. Eva SB
  16. Vanessa
  17. Jenni
  18. Kate

and the use of a random number generator.

And it’s Elizabeth Burton!  Congratulations, Elizabeth, once I have contact details the little bird will be winging it’s way to you as soon as possible.

The next event coming up will be my 100th post so if you were disapointed this time I will be giving away another Planet Penny creation to mark that milestone as well, and if you REALLY can’t wait that long I can link you to a gorgeous giveaway at Silver Pebble.  I’ve got my eye on it, so I don’t know really why I’m lengthening the odds this way…

Emma made a special necklace for my daughter’s birthday which was beautiful.  No photo alas, but if you visit Emma you will see all the lovely things she makes.