Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Competition Time!

I am very pleased to announce that as now that over 100 people "like" Clarity Beads on Facebook I have decided to run a competition!

Here is how it will work...Below are 4 peices handmade by me. All you need to do is comment on the post and tell me which one you like the best (or would like to win). After a week of comments I will pick names out of a hat and the lucky person wins the item they chose!

To make it easier, I have put the pieces up in Facebook as well and you can comment on the pictures with "mine please" to enter.

Make sense? Awesome!

Glass Pearl Bracelet
Blue Bag Charm
Sea Green Pearl Earrings

Purple Wire Wrapped Pendant

Have a look at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/claritybeads

Friday, 4 March 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Sunset Sweetie Bracelet
My new month resolution to update this blog every week has fallen by the wayside again, apologies! I did have an excuse as I was flat on my back for a week with a really bad back - jewellery making is bad for your health! But since I have recovered I should have been back at the writing...Anyway, I have been very busy creating a variety of lovelies for various people and just for the pleasure of making things!
Fijian Dreams

I spent the day with my beady friend Jen (check out her lovely things -www.folksy.com/shops/JenB) and was inspired to try some new techniques, and also add to my growing collection of designs. I have since made a number of memory wire bracelets as you can see in the pictures... Then I spent another day (it was half term) with the lovely Rachel of Fleeces Pieces (look her up on Facebook - gorgeous) and whilst we didn't make anything, she inspired me to play around with semi precious stones and so the bracelets below were born...

After this excitement, I was asked to make a lot of earrings for my good friend Linnéa who was treating herself for her birthday. It challenged me quite a lot to make all the pairs to her specifications but I think I managed it!

Recently I've been completing items for a Scout fair on Sunday, so these will go up on Folksy if they don't sell next week! I am also moving back down to Hampshire to be an Assistant Houseparent at the school I worked at before so hopefully I'll get some time for some lovely beading there as well... On that note...I should probably pack!