Beads On Cards

So here is a card for the wonderful sketch from Katharina on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog this week. I decided to play around with beads on cards again, partly inspired by the little beaded tassels on the card I made for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call and partly by my Mum, who suggested I should have a go at some bead embroidery on my cards.

I love the effect but oh boy do you need patience 🙂 Even for this very simple beaded tasselled border on some organza ribbon. Even so, I definitely think I will be doing more cards with beads in the future.

Stamps – Hanglar and Stanglar; HOTP
Colouring – Promarkers
Ink pads – VersaFine Black and Sepia
Papers – Me & My Big Ideas
Other – Beads; Brown sparkle card stock; Organza ribbon; Invisible thread; Piercing wheel


Carried away

One day I got a little carried away with my bead collection and just made beaded bracelet after beaded bracelet. I suddenly realised that I now had more bracelets than I actually knew what to do with 🙂

But there is just something about beads and all those lovely glittery colours. A friend bought me a fantastic book about beads for my birthday which had a bit about the history of bead work – very interesting. I’m just soo easily distracted by shiny objects. Perhaps I was a magpie in a former life?

And this isn’t all of the bracelets – I’ve already given some away as presents.


Making Presents

As I seem to be in the blogging mood I’m putting up some old projects I have photos for. Some of the things I’ve been making for friends and relatives as presents. I decorated a tray with acrylic paints and decoupage and knitted some scarfs. My knitting leaves a lot to be desired but the scarves seemed to have come out alright 🙂 Then there are beaded bracelets, of which I have made quite a few and I’m sure I will get around to blogging all of them at some stage 😉