Thursday, 27 August 2015

National Beading Week
Secret Beadalong

Pattern by Jean Power

One month to go and this is my choice of items from the list of ingredients we have been given.

We were also given details to get a head start on making a bezel for the rivoli's (the bright pink crystals.


The evening before day 1, Jean emailed the instructions for the first pendant

Day 2 - Pendant 2

Day 3 - Pendant 3

Day 4 - Pendant 4

Day 5 - Pendant 5


Day 6 & 7 we made the necklace for the pendants.  The final picture below is my finished necklace.
Hope you like it as much as I do, I thoroughly enjoyed this project and have no hesitation in taking part again next year if there is a Secret Beadalong.




Saturday, 27 June 2015

Long Absense



Oh my God, I can't believe that it has been 13 months since I was last on here blogging ..............

Such a lot has happened:-

1st July 2014 I decide to start my own business and see if I can sell some of my products instead of giving them away.  I have been to business market events, fetes and fairs to varying amounts of success, but it means that I get my name out there, so if you see Saffron Crafty Creations come and say hello!

I now work two afternoons a week at Tanzee Designs, which is brilliant, except that I get over whelmed with ideas on things I want to make next, I have a huge pile of projects now waiting to be completed and that is without any orders!

I still make cards and I love getting messy with some of the different techniques.

I started this year running some workshops at Tanzee Designs using seed beads, I started out with a Hugs and Kisses bracelet in December, in green red and gold, I changed it to dark blue after Christmas:

Dark Blue Hugs & Kisses

Christmas Hugs & Kisses using silver instead of gold

The Hugs & Kisses bracelet is a two needle technique, so I started to teach the Flat Spiral which is a lovely tutorial for a beader just beginning their journey.

Flat Spiral
I then found another pattern using superduo beads (twin holed beads) and this is a super easy design
Nice and Easy Superduo Bracelet.
In September I am adding another design to the mix, this is called Vintage Bracelet, again it using two needles but is much simpler than the Hugs & Kisses.
Vintage Bracelet


I have been decorating some MDF hearts and these are prooving to be popular

A card for a Hand Fasting Ceremony

A Wedding card for a special couple

Birthday card for a special Man in my life.

Finally, the biggest change over the last 12 months is the latest addition to our family, Rocky was adopted last June as his previous owners circumstances had changed and we think he's adorable, but he's definitely my dog, lol


I think this post has been a bit long, so thank you for your time in catching up with me and I will be back  ..................

See you again soon.xxx