Saturday, December 05, 2009
However Ten Two Studios has come to the rescue with a great selection of free Christmas themed collage sheets so if you fancy having a go at making some vintage or collage themed Christmas cards pop by and download as many of these gorgeous free sheets as you like.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
" Mythrelle" multi coil wrap memory wire bracelet in purples, lilacs and black £12
"Naiads wish" multo coil memory wire wrap bracelet in turquoise, aqua, silver and pearl. £12
Friday, September 04, 2009
To fit any size wrist I'm selling it for £12.
Gonna be busy making stuff for friends for Christmas soon so if YOU'D like a unique Beadyjan piece making as a unique gift please let me know soon.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This is the view of Kirkcarrion above the site late one sunny August evening
Heres our favourite tearooms in Middleton in Teesdale
And me sitting outside reading (bad photo of me but I've never been what you'd call photogenic)
I've had a few nice days out with friends, my mate Sue and I have jumped on a bus and been to the coast and a couple of nice country villages and enjoyed a stroll and afternoon tea.
Finally, a question for anyone who reads my blog - What do you or would you enjoy reading about, seeing pictures of, or having links to most of all on my future blog posts?
Monday, June 08, 2009
I've just listed some new earrings to my Coriandr shop.
The Nebula Earrings are a little more elaborate than my usual simple earrings and take a little more time to create.
They are made by taking a facetted crystal bead and brickstitching around it with toning and contrasting beads, then adding a pretty dangling fringe.
They are suspended from 100% surgical steel ear wires as are all my handmade earrings as these are really the ONLY wires I can wear in my own sensitive ears apart from gold and whats good enough for me is good enough for my customers.
At a recession busting price of just £5.00 a pair they are available in a wide choice of different colours just email your preference and I'll make a pair just for you.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wired pink floral heart pendant on ribbon thong
Originally uploaded by Beadyjan
Just finished this pretty pink heart pendant on wire with a little coil at the bottom. I've added it to a silvery grey ribbon and cord thong.
Buy this for just £5 now at my Coriandr shop
Friday, May 22, 2009
I've been making some new earrings - I decided to name every pair I make even though they sell for as little as £3.50 a pair because each pair is one of a kind and individually handcrafted so I thought they deserve names rather than just reference numbers.
This pairs called Tenderness.
This pair is Tranquille
This pair is called Enchantment - you can't see terribly well in the photo the absolutely stunning Czech crystal cluster beads at the top but they are gorgeous.
And this pair is Cherish because they are so precious looking
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I'm having a go at using Twitter, but can't quite work out what to do and how to find any followers - so if anyone reads this who uses Twitter do let me know!
As soon as I feel a bit more like myself I'll be posting a few new pics.
Friday, April 24, 2009
So far just a few items listed but I'll be adding more. Do have a quick look and let me know what you think.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I haven't blogged anything for ages so just thought I'd share my latest creation. This necklace is a beadworked peyote spiral embellished with a myriad of lovely beads in shades of bronze, copper and turquoise.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last evening he was asleep on the back of the sofa (one of his favourite spots) where I was sitting watching tv and he suddenly made a strange little noise, then a few seconds later I heard him moving and thought he was going to come on my knee as usual, but he just fell off the back of the sofa and I managed to catch him, he was shaking and I thought he'd just gone a bit wobbly again so I put him on the floor and he fell over and then began to stagger about and fall into the coffee table and banging into stuff it was terribly scary to watch.
So I scooped him up and held him and could tell he was having or had just had a seizure his eyes were rolling around and one was bulging a bit while the other was sunk right back and he was shaking and his back legs were rigid.
I cuddled him for a few minutes and when he didn't get any better we got his basket and we put him in to stop him trying to move and hurting himself.
It was one of the hardest things thats ever happened and I am completely distraught, I know he was a pet but he was also my furry baby and I loved him SOO much it hurts.
At least, after the first episode he came home and spent a couple of weeks of love and cuddles being even more pampered and spoilt than usual and in a way we said goodbye properly and had a bit of time to get used to the idea that he may not get better.
I'm going to miss him SO much as we've had him since we moved into this house over 10 years ago and with me not working I'm used to having him around all day when I'm at home alone.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Kimmie of Once upon a Blue Crow her name was drawn at random yesterday and she's contacted me to claim her prize.
Kimmie is a talented art doll maker who makes adorable dolls like this one
Please call by her blog, say Hi and see how talented she is.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I'll still be able to visit those blogs I haven't seen yet over the next few weeks though.
I've drawn a lucky winner of my necklace and am waiting until they've replied to my email before I announce their details ....
I do hope they like their necklace.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Last week I had a horrid week hence no new posts. My oven went on the blink and couldn't be fixed so I've been living on microwaved and wok fried meals.
Today my new oven is due to be delivered, so I'm hoping the waether won't delay or postpone its arrival. I NEED my oven!
My cat Smokey has been really poorly, we took him to the vet last week who gave him two injections and if he wasn't any better by Monday to take him back. He is no better so as soon as my delivery arrives I'll be taking him back there. Fingers crossed, I'm quite worried about him - he looks as though he might have had a stroke or something he's all lopsided and wobbly on his paws.
I had a lovely day on Saturday, went to Sheffield to meet up with about 20 on-line friends I've met through a book exchange site Read it Swap it
We all went to LA Tasca Spanish Tapas restuarant and had a good old gossip and stuffed our faces. A great day out.
My lovely new cooker arrived and is safely installed, I haven't really tried it out much yet but I'm sure I'll be creating some gourmet delicacaies very soon - ha ha (I'm the worlds worst cook)
Took Smokey back to the vets and we're not really any further forward, They still don't know for sure what's wrong but suggested we may want to wait a few more days and see if he improves (the antibiotics are slow release so may take a little longer before they show results)
If not, we could consider leaving him at the vet hospital for some quite lengthy, expensive tests and trials including the risk of a general anaesthetic to do them, which might be quite stressful/ risky for him, so at the moment we are waiting and taking it day by day.
I don't want to tempt fate but he seems a touch more alert and lively today so I'm crossing all my digits that he can turn the corner without hospitalisation.
Friday, January 23, 2009
It sounded right up my street so I thought I'd find out more about it and having read that its been happening for 3 consecutive years I decided to take part this year.
For my giveaway I've decided to offer this handmade donut pendant which I made from polymer clay with glittery inclusions and then I wove a spiral rope from seed beads and added a tibetan silver toggle clasp.
To be in with a chance of winning this one of a kind necklace all you need to do is add a comment to this post, you must have a blog of your own and I should be able to contact you through your blog so no anonymous comments.
This is an international event and entries are welcome from all bloggers wherever in the world you are.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Doing a bit of hard graft has made me feel justified in spending the remains of the afternoon indoors, on my computer making a few scrapbook pages.
The other day I downloaded the excellent free photo editing programme Paint.net and am learning how to use that to make scrapbook pages and digital collages. I'm not very Au Fait with it yet but have managed to make one or two.
I cheated a little with this one by using a gorgeous ready made quickpage by Pam Lefors Designs and just added a couple of images.
The pictures I used are of really poor quality. They were taken over 30 years ago on a really cheap and tacky camera. Since then they were stuck in a non acid free album which faded and damaged them. I came across them and even though they're so poor they are the only photos I have of my little dog Ben who died a few weeks after these photos were taken.
Even though he was just a baby when he died and spend just a few short months with me so many many years ago, I have never forgotten my lovely sweet baby Ben.
This way a few more people can share him.
He was a miniature long haired dachsund and the big white dog was his best friend whose name was Hypo and belonged to a neighbour. Even though Ben was so tiny he could sit in the palm of my hand he was a feisty little chap and used to run this big puppy ragged, jumping all over him and showing him who was boss.
I hope you like the scrapbook page.