Sunday, 5 July 2009

Etsy finds

Woohooo is me again !!! gosh I must be feeling ill LOL>
Ok unless you know me personally you might not know that I am a definite girly girl, and a mag pie for sure as I love everything that shines and shimmers and sparkle, all girly things like make up and shoes and clothes and handbags and jewellery... hang on did I say jewellery? I did, and a few weeks ago I have discovered something that truly made me go weak at the knees. I come across this wonderful talented seller on Etsy . Well I could have bought the whole entire shoperoonie. I love dots and rounds and spheres and these beaded ones are lush. I ended up buying this and this to matchI also ordered a pair of earrings like these ones and a pair like these in a colour called clementine mmmm. Honestly I cannot tell you how excited I am about them so much so that I went on a mahoosive shopping spree and bought everything I needed to make my own beaded spheres. Of course I first had to learn how to bead as I have never did any beading in my life, and managed to find some tutorials for the basic stitch which I have now mastered, but not found one that clearly explains how to decrease this particular stitch (is called peyote or gourd) around a wooden sphere. I also don't really have any spare time to sit down and bead at the mo but soon I shall be a bit more free again so please if you are beading master or indeed know someone that is and can help let me know I would be forever grateful to you. Here s my first attempt at some and while the beads are covered they are by no mean perfect, and I want perfect otherwise I wont be able to wear them. I also know that realistically I cannot afford to keep spending lots of money on more jewellery from this wonderful artist on Etsy(I wish I could) and it would be great if I could learn properly to make them for myself, I could have them in an array of styles and colours to match my every outfit ahhhhhhhh.

I also have a card to share, and I really like how this turned out apart from the scalloped layer, is too wide and spoils the overall look a bit, never noticed it only after I took the photo.

Scene in the Garden stamp set, the vase was stamped three times using the the SMAJ to perfectly align the images and then they were watercoloured using the wonder crayons which I absolutely love, card stock is Brocade Blue the designer paper is Certainly Celery, Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon and some gold brads. I have added some dazzling diamonds to the reeds for a subtle sparkle and the sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set. Thank you and I so hope I will have some comments from some beaders extraordinaire. Big hugs my blogging buddies M xxx

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  1. Fabulous design Monica the scalloped edge works great, I love the colour combo too. Thanks for the lovely comments on my bags I sell them through my etsy shop. Its a new venture for me so really pleased you like them. luv sue x

  2. Fab set up and great for a guys card. x

  3. Just wanted to say that your bead work is great for someone who's just started! Really effective and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Alex x

  4. This is a really cute card...tfs!!!

  5. Arrrrrh so that is what you wanted the beads for. I must say your first attempt is great, so well done you.

  6. Lovely card and aren't those beads fabulous? Kim

  7. Aaah that's why you wanted to know where to get beads from. They look amazing and like everything you do Monica they look professional and exceptional - you are so talented :D

  8. What a fabulous card..Love it..

  9. That beading looks great (can't believe that's your first attempt!)
    I've seen these beaded balls threaded and spaced onto wide organza ribbon, looks gorgeous!


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