Monday, 21 January 2013

Beads! Snow! Classes!

Hello friends
Something different today!  
Being a member of Julianna's Positively Me Design Team has given me the opportunity
to revisit beading.  Just before Christmas a parcel arrived containing....Jewel Loom™ . 
This loom has been designed by Julianna and is simple to thread and easy to use
and it will be available in the UK very soon.
I was asked to create a project for CHA and I thought I would design something
a little different to about a fancy beaded cuff for gloves!
A close up - to create the 'flower' I made a further strip of beading, gathered and sewed it together.
Little secret:  despite all my years of beading....I have never used a bead loom before!
So that proves how nice and easy it is.

I am convinced I did right by postponing yesterday's class - I had to visit the studio 
and this was the car park at got a lot worse!  Beyond that wall is the River Thames...
yes quite hard to believe!
On Saturday I am going to be at The Artistic Stamper in Faversham with my
'Introduction to Spellbinders' classes.  These classes proved popular and sold out so a big thank you
to those who booked.  There is going to be a follow-up class: Spellbinders: The Next Chapter
on Saturday 20 April where more techniques will be explored.
If you would like to book please click on this link or you can get in touch with Jennie here.

Just to let you know...the 3D Foam Hearts and Adhesive Hearts are now listed in my Amazon shop.

Take care friends
(right now I'm feeling ever so grateful for central heating, cosy fleecy blankets and a
Bella on my lap keeping me warm!)


jucrook said...

Wow the beading is great. Yes it was a shame that the class didn't run but it was for the best - looked pretty similar in Bucks. Took Toby for a walk yesterday and was very glad of the hot chocolate when I got home. Kids are hoping that school is closed today but still no news - fingers crossed and then I don't have to goto work either! Take care and keep warm. Ju

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, another string to your bow, how lovely is that beading. Lovely cuff on the gloves. The "South" getting snow, major catastrophe, glad to hear you are wrapped up warm. We are expecting a major fall of snow today to add to the four inches we already have. Brrrrrrr.

Wilma x x

Carole Z said...

Very pretty beading Christine...have tried this a few times in the past, but could never get into it...I already have too many crafts on the go, so will leave this one to admire others work! Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Hi christine, lovely idea for gloves very pretty. Well we had so much snow yesterday much more than friday. Thankfully it has stopped now. Take care x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, how lovely the beading is. You are very creative, who else would have thought of that for the gloves. You are definitely doing the right job.
We had some more snow during the night - haven't we all had enough.
Keep warm.
Elizabeth x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow, the beaded cuff looks gorgeous. Your piccie of the snow was really good, loved the snow falling, so ethereal. I hope you have good craft classes at The Artistic Stamper.
Stay warm, we have just had another load of snow, brrrrrr.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
What an amazing idea - makes an ordinary pair of gloves unique.
The snow looks lovely but its ashame that you had to cancel. As snow is causing chaos i find myself with a day off so craft room here icome.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What beautiful beading. Gives a real sparkle to a plain pair of gloves.

Not a good time for me to be visiting UK but all being well and weather permitting i'll be there on Friday. PLEASE let the snow go by then.

Val in Spain xxx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
There really is no end to your talents! I love how you've decorated the glove, very classy!

We had plenty of snow too yesterday but stayed in the warm. I'm venturing out today as need to get a few things.

Have a lovely day, keep warm!
Janice x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a very creative idea beading on the gloves very unusual but pretty.
We had a big fall of snow during the night looks like we have more to come.
Keep warm everyone.

hazel said...

Love the glove embellishment, i seen the bead looms in action and they seem so easy to use yet so effective. xx hazel

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous idea! Looks gorgeous. I have never tried a loom either. Stay warm and cosy xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
The beading on the glove looks really great.
What a good thing you cancelled your class the snow did not improve,I hope it soon goes. Take care. x.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, well the beading loom looks like fun, love the flower. Hehe still no snow for us, I know its a pain to get about in but it would make a change to rain and rain!! Hope everyone stays safe with the snow and ice. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
your beading is wonderful. I have never beaded or made jewellery, but my sister who lives in south Wales does and she goes to beading classes.
She makes fantastic jewellery which I sometimes feature on my blog.
Have a wonderful warm and crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ita said...

Hi Christine what a great idea to bead the top of the glove,it is stunning,would love to know how the loom works?? I started to make jewellery last summer when I was in hospital and am making slow progress,looking forward to seeing your next project and thanks for the snow photo ,it has now arrived here.

Carolyn H. said...

Well done Christine, your beaded glove edge looks good. The beadloom sounds exciting,will look out for its arrival.
Very cold here, but talking to my friend in Canada this am, she says the wind chill factor has taken their temps down to -40!!!
Take care and keep crafting. C B W Carolyn x

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, like the beading on the glove, you are so talented. Anne x

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