Thursday, 26 March 2009

Black Leaf Necklace

I found this gorgeous Black Leaves yesterday while shopping in York and had to have them! The shop had a few in different colours but had so many ideas when I saw the black ones! So here's what i did with them ...

I bought some red droplet beads at the same time then used some other red beads from my stash and attached them all to some chain. I've threaded some cord through both end of the chain but I might change this to suede as I've always wanted to use some and attach a nice toggle then it'll be done!
Chick xx

A Couple of Awards!

I've been very lucky to win a couple of awards this week, firstly,

I've won this Uber Amazing Blog award from Helen. Thanks hun, very nice of you! x

This fab award is given to blogs which:
- inspire you
- make you smile and laugh
- or maybe gives amazing information
- a great read~ has an amazing design
- and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are: Put the logo on your blog sidebar or post. Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing and let them know. Share the love and link to this this post and to the person you received your award from!

And secondly;

I received this from Tracy. Thank you so much hun :) x

Here are the Rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I view several blogs which all deserve an award, the majority of those have already recieved them recently - so i would like to thank anyone who pops by my blog and to say you all inspire me - so keep up the good work!!
Chick xx

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Altered Clock and Jewellery Set

I've been meaning to buy a clock from theglittergarden to alter for awhile, finally bought one the other night and had fun with paint and crafty bits today!! There were moments when I wasn't sure if it would turn out okay but I'm pleased with how it's ended up and I could't wait to give it to Matt so he's seen it and loves it - it's part of his birthday present but it's also our anniversary tomorrow so given it to him for that too!

Recieved my parcel of beads/chain that a ordered the other day too so I've had a play with some jewellery - here's the full set, earrings, necklace and bracelet.
Thanks for looking! xx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Necklace and Earring Set

I've got really ichy fingers today and feel like I could craft all day!! I've been routing through my bead box trying to decide what to make anf finally thought i'd play with the reminder of the chips I used for the bracelet I made my Mum for Mother's Day (haven't given it yet as they are coming round later for sunday tea!) I love the colours, never worked with chips before, love the fact that each one is different. Anyway here's the necklace and earring set i have made! Hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Chick xx

Friday, 20 March 2009

Mothers Day Card and Pressie

Here's the card and little pressie I have made mum for mother's day. Found the gorgeous ribbon at a little craft shop near by, they have it in loads of different colours so I think i'll be popping back for more!!! Used my penny black hedgehogs as I haven't used them in awhile - had the idea for the card as I was falling asleep! lol I really should sleep with a notepad next to me again (used to do when I was at uni as I would suddenly think of perfect bits for my essays when I was falling asleep!)

For a pressie we're cooking a sunday lunch for mum on mother's day (well matt will be cooking cos he's better than me!) but I thought i'd made a little something to give to her - was planning on just using amethyst chips but saw this mixed pack and loved the colours!

Chick xx

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Jewellery Challenge #6

I was really looking forward to making an item for this challenge as I've always wanted to make some jewellery with buttons as so far they had only been used for cards and scrapbook pages! So anyway here's my make, the earrings were abit fiddley, really like how the bracelet turned out, this is something I would definately wear myself!

Thanks for looking! Mothers day card coming soon ... I've got an idea in mind but need a couple of bits and pieces to complete it so I'll be stopping off at the shop tomorrow and making it in the afternoon!
Chick x

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Jewellery Challenge #5

Here is my entry for the Jewellery Challenge ... not sure it's the best picture so may upload another one tomorrow! The bulk of the beads were rescued from a broken necklace from a charity shop - real bargin! The chain was part of another necklace I got from the same shop! I added my own heart toggle and a few silver beads and purple firestone beads to finish it off!

Thanks for looking! Chick x

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Birthday pressie and Necklace/Braclet set

I made this bracelet as a birthday pressie and as I've given to the birthday girl now I can post the picture! Spend ages trying to find the right colour beads and once I saw these green ones, I knew they were the ones!

My aunt gave me this gorgeous chain and I've been waiting for the inspiration to use it! I didn't want to over load it with beads as the chain looks great on it's own and I'd already has one attempt at making a bracelet but it didn't feel right to me! At the moment I'm really happy with this out come - lets hope I don't change my mind over night! lol

Thanks for looking!
Chick x

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Birthday Card and Black Lava Bracelet

Made this card for a friends birthday, was worried I wouldnt have any card mojo as I haven't been making many cards recently but I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Finally recieved some beads I'd ordered, I was being impaitent as I wanted to play! Got some funky Black lava beads, aswell as some red firepolish beads that were on offer, thought they went together well so made another elasticated bracelet.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Metallica and Makes!

Had an awesome time at the Metallica gig last night, was brilliant, one of the best I've ever been too. We managed to get a Machine Head Pick and a Metallica one aswell as some cool pictures, this one is my favourite! I was sooooo close to James, hmmmm :P

For the gig I'd made some plectrum earrings to wear, we popped into York today and I saw these awesome SpongeBob Plectrums so got them and turned them into earrings!

I haven't been making many cards recently as I've been concentrating on Jewellery making - This was made for my mum's birthday a few weeks ago. I have a few other birthdays coming up soon too so hopefully I'll be posting a few more cards!

Finally I thought i'd post another braclet I made the other day, similar to one in an older post but with a different colour theme.

Thanks for looking, hope you like!
Chick x