Monday, 26 November 2012

7000 Bracelets Blog Hop

I seem to be signing up for blog hops a lot lately. This one is for a good cause. Organized by Sue Kennedy of Sue Beads, it's for the 7000 Bracelets for Hope campaign - a bracelet program for people or families who suffer from rare genetic diseases. You can read more about the program here

I was hoping to make a couple of bracelets but in the end, completed just one. 


I used dyed quartz rondelles that I've had for ages, a stamped metal blank and some Czech glass. I couldn't resist adding a pop of colour with the red flower beads. I hope whoever gets it will like what I made. 

I've listed the other participants of the Blog Hop below, but in case the links don't work (I'm having issues with my computer, which is also why this post is a day late), you can find them on Sue's blog. She also has information on how to donate bracelets if you're interested. 

Many thanks to Sue for coming up with this meaningful Blog Hop, and for letting me play!

Monday, 19 November 2012

A Special Blog Hop

It's probably not the brightest idea I've had - seeing as I'll be super busy in the next couple of months - but I've signed up for Lori Anderson's Memories and Thanks Blog Hop. I'm hoping to also play in her annual BSBP in March 2013 but I just couldn't pass up the chance to join this special Blog Hop. There's an amazingly moving story behind it and I encourage you to go here to read about it.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Back...with rings

Real life has been a little crazy lately, which accounts for the blog silence. I haven't been entirely unproductive however. Two weeks ago, I made a couple of rings using materials I had lying about. 

Plastic bag from Victoria & Albert Museum in London (isn't it pretty?)

+ glass domes + adjustable filigree ring blanks + glue / resin =

I think the rings are just about the darlingest things I've ever made. They've already found new homes, but I hope to make more and list them in my sadly-neglected Etsy store. They'd make wonderful and inexpensive holiday gifts. 

Lesson of the day: plastic bags are more useful than you'd think. Especially the pretty ones.