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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Beading as a hobby

Jewellery-making has only become a recent interest of mine.   Although not a cheap hobby, I find that if you spend a little money to get the best beads, it is worth it!
Tools needed:   Jewellery making elastic ( I find for bracelets, elastic is more reliable than beading wire), & some good quality beads!


I LOVE crackle glass beads!!
                                               

Celestial jewellery


My favourite piece


The moon charm gives this piece character


Millefiori beads were used with this necklace ( I  personally call them 'rock' beads, as they resemble 'cut sticks of rock' with a pattern permeating throughout the bead)

    






I highly recommend the following sites for bead supplies:

www.etsy.com

www.thesilvercorporation.co.uk

www.beadsdirect.co.uk





 Invest in some craft storage boxes and you will be able to organise your beads more easily.


*****BEADS GIVEAWAY******

For your chance to win the bundle of beads you see below, just leave a comment on this beading post & your name will be entered into a draw!!


These unusual beads will be a great addition to any crafter's collection!!

 This is the first of many of giveaways/draws I will be holding - so keep reading!!

Good luck!!

1 comment:

  1. please include me in your draw :) Char x

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