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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

WOYWW #149 - Beads and Beading

Hello hoppers. Time for that snoop around the world, to see what mess others make of their desks and work spaces, care of Julia and the Stamping Ground. If you want to look-see or join in, just follow my link. It's great fun.

I did not get to as many of you as I wanted to last time, as I have had a difficult few days with mum's care... suffice it to say, the District nurse is coming tomorrow morning, and I want a few answers!!! - now Gaywood, just don't cry like you did this morning!!!

Anyway, on to happier things. Because I have been very stressed and my energy has wobbled about like crazy, I have tried to get creative more often, so I am catching up on DT work etc... and I finished off the beads I made for my design spot with the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog. So that's what's on my desk this evening...

 Now look closely 'cos I have been brave and shown you a goodly portion of my space today - well that's because she actually cleaned the floor and it's at least respectable today!!!

 I began with the centre drop, using a Vintaj piece. I pierced it three times to hold the jump rings. That ickle bead is going to dangly inside the ring...

 I am well on with my wire work here, and have made some earrings to match. The beads were made in mokume gane style with polymer clay. The whole technique was posted here, at the Artistic Stamper site, if you are interested to see how it was done... I also made a frame, which I will show you at the end of this set.

Anyway, back to those earrings!!! Well these are yours truly's ears - what a pity the jewellery does not match the blouse!!!! These beads here are real agate.

And here is the finished ensemble - woo, get her being all posh!! - I made the bracelet some time ago, and wanted the necklace and earrings to "match". I think it turned out quite well.

 This is the drop detail, and the ickle bead in pride of place, all dangly and stuff...

So that's the finished project. I am very pleased with the beads and the set looks really nice all together.

This is the frame I made with clay. Well I am off now to try to sleep and gird my loins to confront the district nurse in the morning!! Thanks for visiting and have a great week.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

39 comments:

Lynn Holland said...

Great workspace and lovely work.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today
#16

Angie said...

Beautiful view, lovely space and absolutely delightful creations!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow!!! Totally amazing and the frame looks incredible too, love it!
Astrid #33

Lisa Richards said...

Your beads and jewelry, plus the frame are beyond-words gorgeous!! I love your big wood desk and its situation by that big sunny window.
I hope your Mom's care issues will be taken care of.
Thanks for sharing!
Lisa
#21

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, what a full post. What a busy desk, and lots of beads and poly clay, too. Have a super WOYWW from # 9 this week!

Joynana said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous jewelry. Love those beads and your work is fabulous. #26

Judy said...

I know how exhausting and worrying it can be caring for an aged parent. Hope you can have some time to escape for a few hours and make more of your lovely jewellery.

Sheri said...

I love the colors in those beads. So pretty and warm looking tones. Thanks for sharing. Sheri #25

May said...

Stunning bead work.. love the colours!!your frame is just fabulous, I do hope the care for your mum is sorted soon, Happy WOYWW Hugs May x x No15

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely large desk to work from...the piece's you've made are just gorgeous super wearable colours too...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Great beads and the details on the artistic stamper were fab, loved the frame!! Good luck withthe district nurse!! Hugs trace x61

Helen said...

Great space, love the beadwork and the frame is stunning. Hope today goes well for you - and that you get some help/answers. Much love always. (where has your lovely music gone, or is it my computer??)

Ann B said...

Wow, I love your beads and no wonder you are pleased with them. May just have inspired me to get out my pile of polymer and the pasta machine and give it a go - thanks for the link as well.

Ann B
#46

jill said...

Beautiful frame it's gorgous , Happy Crafting Jill #71

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great workspace and gorgeous beads. What a cute kitty sitting in the window!

kay said...

your jewellery is amazing,good luck with your battle with the district nurse
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay,x

RosC said...

I love the desk perspective - want to go back and look some more. The jewellery projects are really stunning, and of course, butterflies are flavour of the week for me too. Loved week's WOYWW. Thanks for sharing.
Ros. #90

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning makes, beautiful. Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous beady stuff and your frame is really lovely.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Really lovely set and I'm coveting that bracelet in a BAD way. :) You have a great space!

I hope things went well with the nurse today.

Cheers,
Susan #130-ish

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your workspace looks great with a nice view to... Love the warm colours of the brads and your jewellery looks fabulous. Just like the frame you've made with this clay. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a craty week. Bye, Franka #11

Elizabeth said...

I hope all went well with the nurse this morning and that you got the answers you were looking for. Your beading is beautiful and I love the butterfly frame - gorgeous. Hope you have a restful week and don't concern yourself about visiting, you have quite enough to do by the sounds of it. Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #26

Red Kitty said...

Fab workspace, looks like an Aladdins cave.
No97. x

Shoshi said...

Wow Frankie, what absolutely stunning work. I LOVE those beads, and the way you've arranged them, with the dangly one in the middle of the ring, and those fabby earrings! Beautiful work.

I'm sorry to hear you've having problems with your mum's care, and I hope all went well with the district nurse.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That frame is so lovely! And to think it is made with clay. I always think of clay as that horrible stuff we played with as kids, but I know clay is much more sophisticated than that. Your beads and beadwork is very lovely. I love necklaces and bracelets that coordinate! We definitely can see more of work area this week and I appreciate that. I see that we are getting spied on from the windowsill too.

Miriam said...

Gorgeous beads. Thanksfor sharing.

#148

Scrappekatten said...

So, so beautiful necklace, love it!

Scrappekatten said...

Love the necklace!

BumbleVee said...

Good luck with the nurse....and hope you have some better days very soon.....

hugs, V.
#151

Jacqui said...

Beautiful projects
Jacqui #112

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really love your jewellery, my colours exactly! I like the combination of beads etc that you've used. I hope that the nurse is able to answer some of your questions, I'm having similar problems with my mum who is ailing fast.
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum. Your jewellery is absolutely stunning, I love it!
#156 Sarah

mommyle said...

The necklace is incredible, but the photo frame is DIVINE!!!!

Good luck with Nurse Ratched!!! Looking after the people who are supposed to be looking after can be excruciating. My thoughts and prayers.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

What beautiful pieces you have been making and great space!! Happy Woyww!! #59

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh love the colours of the beads, a simply stunning set.

Hope you get the answers you need from the district nurse x

kyla

SophieNewton said...

Stunning beads and I love your workroom
Sophie x
No.79

Cynthia Eloise said...

thanks for sharing, love the jewelry.

Neesie said...

Beautiful jewellery.
Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck with the nurse and your answers ;D
Have a great weekend
Neesie #12

Kezzy said...

I'm happy I'm not the district nurse!!! lol. Wow I can't believe you have made the beads and the frame, I'm off to check how it's done. Stunning, gorgeous, amazing jewellery and your craft space is lovely. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xx