Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Free Keyring Offer - Spot the Deliberate Mistake

The first person to spot the deliberate mistake in the above photo and to post a comment will receive one of these keyrings. (UK and European postal addresses only please).

The keyrings are made from bright funky foam and the toe posts are made by threading 'delica' beads in co-ordinating colours. More decorative than functional but they do look great hanging off your summer bags/rucksacks!

Have fun....Bernie

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Pony Bead Flip Flop

My daughter loved the flip flop keyrings so much she wanted to make her own. But owing to the size of the delica beads and the need to use a fine beading needle I wasn't happy. So, we decided to make a bigger flip flop which she could hang on her door or wall in her bedroom.

  • We traced around her foot onto two different colours of funky foam.
  • Using her endless supply of pony beads, they were strung with embroidery thread.
  • The string of beads was then stitched onto the foam shape .
  • The second piece of foam was glued to the base to hide the threads and messy bits.

Our intention was to make several and create a mobile but we only got as far as two. Never mind, something else to do on a rainy day.

Thanks for looking....Bernie

PS: (These are decorative items only - do not try to wear them! You'll probably end up killing yourself as you trip and break your legs, back, neck etc...)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Beading Stuff

Thank you for looking. I will be posting photos of completed beaded projects here over the next few days. I hope you will come back (or ping me) to have a look.

You will see examples of:
- Christmas beaded angels, xmas trees
- Beaded beasts
- Bracelets/Necklaces
- and much more.

Take a look at my fairy blog too to see examples of my flower fairies too.

Best wishes!