Wednesday, 17 April 2013

To Bead Or Not To Bead - WOYWW #202

That is the question!

And the answer.................most definitely yes, as you can see on my table today.

 If you’re wondering why on earth I’m showing you my table, it’s because it’s Wednesday and that that means it’s  What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Follow the link to Julia’s blog, you can join in too.

Anyway, back to my desk and a complete change of direction for me this week.

I’ve been looking out for some Blue and Green costume Jewellery for my holiday and while I was out shopping a week or so ago I came across the almost perfect set in M & S. A necklace and bracelet in just the right shades, but I say almost perfect because I was also looking for a couple of pairs of earrings to match and couldn’t find anything.

In the end extravagance got the better of me and I ended up buying two sets of the Jewellery , only to pull one set apart to make the said earrings and possibly another bracelet or two.

You’ll notice from the picture that I’ve also pulled out some Blue and Green beads from my stash, which I’ll try and incorporate into the bracelets.

I’ve hit a problem though and am not making very much progress at the moment because on looking through my bead box I realised that I don’t have any small jump rings, so I may need to pop to Hobby craft or The Range before I can actually finish them off, but as you can see I’ve got two pairs of ‘dangles’ ready and waiting to be attached to the findings.

I did also managed a couple of cards this week.

First, the 60th Birthday card I was about to start on last week for a friend.

I think the birthday boy liked it and the celebration meal on Saturday evening went down well……..especially the cupcakes that his daughters gave him!

The second card is very simple design that I've made loads of times and is very versatile.  It's for my Goddaughters birthday tomorrow.

Well, that’s it for another week, I’ll be stopping by your desk later to see what you’ve been up to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments, I love reading them all.

Happy Crafting!




Almo said...

Hello Sue, I love your 60th birthday card, he looks like he is enjoying the evening and those cup cakes look scrummy. Pretty jewellry, love the colour. Hugs Mo #35

Neil said...

Hi there. How nice to have a look into your world this week.
You've been having fun with the beads and those cupcakes look yummy!
Neil #10

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards Sue and those beads are just my fav colours...well done you.
A x # 41

Claire said...

ahhh! thank you for revealing a secret to me - i'd often wondered how they keep their beads in order as they make jewellery...
a fab card and an even fabber pic of the birthday boy and his cake - wow!!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
i overslept, so no. 21 this week...

susibee said...

Gosh, your earrings are looking fab, what a great idea.

Gorgeous cards, especially the 60th one.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #59

tilly said...

love the colours in the beads and the earrings will look fab........ looks like a good time was had at the party and 2 lovely cards

Ria Gall said...

oh gosh someone else getting out the beads. I love the sets you have bought and a great idea to buy the second set to make your earrings and other bracelets.
I have to get my beads out as I am doing a demo and talk on jewellery making in a couple of weeks time, wish me luck.
Love your cards
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Amy Wright said...

Happy WOYWW!

What a lovely set you've bought and I cannot wait to see everything you end up making.

Amy #79

House of Bears said...

We tried beading but our paws were too fat for it. Love the colours you chose to work with.

Waving hi from the bears @#78 this week

glitterandglue said...

What a lovely, active desk!! Great time at the party - birthday boy certainly seemed to be enjoying the whole affair! Great. But, oh dear, a necessary visit to Hobbycraft or the Range?..... what a sacrifice - having to spend money on craft....enjoy!!! Have a great week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I haven't done any beading for ages....too much to do and not enough time! I love the colour combination! Whoever said that Blue and Green should never be seen was wrong, wrong, wrong...I love it!!
And that's a great pic of the birthday boy!!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xxxx

Karen Ives said...

It will be great if you can get the jewellery to work for you. I keep feeling the urge to make jewellery. I must resist!
Karen #61

Anonymous said...

Sue! WOW! Love everything. The beads you used are stunning. Great color combination. Totally cool card and birthday cake! The birthday card with the flowers is my favorite. It's beautiful!

Eliza said...

Hi Sue,

Great 60th card he looks like he really enjoyed his birthday. Also loved your other card, especially the flowers they shimmer.

Eliza 46

Sarah said...

The beading looks fun but not sure i could do it!! Love the cards too! Happy Woyww sarah #130

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great card! Love the jewellery-gorgeous colours! Chris#126

Liz Black said...

What a great idea! It had never occurred to me to buy jewellery and re-assemble it to create something new and different ... duh! Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@73 ps the cupcakes and sparklers look fab!

kathi17 said...

Your cards are beautiful, and I love the jewelry.

I frequently buy jewelry if it's at a good price just for the beads, and also done what you did so I could have matching accessories. The colors of yours are really beautiful!

Happy WOYWW, Kathi #109

Tertia said...

Love the colours of the beading you are working on and the cards are great!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #26

JoZart said...

you have been so busy and the results are simply wonderful!
Jo x

Eliza said...

Hi Sue,

Just to let you know Yoda is a Devon Rex and has bald patches on him and his coat consists of hair but really short. He does suffer from being cold, this is why I wrapped him in his blanket. He is one really adourable snuggly little man.

Hugs Eliza