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I'm a crafting mom of three boys. I'm just setting out on the autonomous learning adventure with my middle son who's 7 yrs old. I'm a carer for my eldest is 13, who has ADHD/ODD and makes me laugh, cry or tear my hair out. My youngest is a sweety with a cheeky smile and my saving grace. This is my journey into helping my son into the autonomous life, as for him, school is no place to learn.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

As Time Flies By

Well I can't believe its been so long since I last posted on here. Have been so busy, with the craft fair, then Halloween and Bonfire night, it seems time has just flown past. I have also reached 100 followers on Craftsy, and have introduced a competion on my Facebook page.

I'm giving this handmade wire wrapped ring, made with Swarovski crystals and Czech seed beads, away to one lucky liker! To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is click here to go to my Facebook page and click like on the page. Once there are 50 likes I will chose a winner to recieve the ring, free of charges!
This is a Dragonfly pendant, thats been floating around in my head for a few weeks. Finally got around to starting it after I ordered the wrong size wire. I have had the coloured wire a while so decided to make the most of my mistake.

It was inspired by the hundreds of bright blue dragonflys we saw in spring on one of my walks along the canal with my three boys. The body is made of blue metallic size 8 seed beads with rows of metallic brown size 15 beads inbetween on the wider part. The wings are made using purple navy and pale blue 0.5mm coloured wire.

Cold Heart

This has to be one of my favourite pendants so far. Unfortunately, I didnt have time to take a better photo as my mum spotted it and instantly claimed it as a present for my aunt. It took about 4 attempts to get it to look like I wanted it to but at least it kept me busy!!
And Something Different

The main things I create are wire wrapped, but recently I felt like having a bit of a change. I'd bought some Agate tubes and saw a picture of some agate rounds with turquoise, and I loved the way the black brought out the bright blue out. So thats how my turquoise and agate set was inspired.

The set was made using 7 strand beading wire, 10x5mm black agate tubes and 6mm turquoise beads with 2.5mm silver plated spacer beads and silver plated clasp & earwires.

In my next blog I plan on talking about what inspires me, the different ways I get ideas and the people who's work I adore xx

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