I was looking for Christmas decorations this morning and in my hunt I ended up finding a bag full of lots of bits and pieces that quite literally I had forgotten about namely some buttons and beads that I had purchased earlier in the year and pots and pots of seed beads and buttons. From time to time I enjoy playing a little - I wish I had time to play more seriously but there are so many things I am into and yet there are only so many hours in the day. Something has to give and unfortunately it is the crafts at the moment but I intend to try and make more time in the New Year to have a play day every so often - that's the hope anyway.
I have lots of lovely beading and jewellery books that I have gathered over the years and in the following book there are several patterns that I would actually like to make for myself as well as for Christmas presents. Next year I intend to start making a few things and popping them up gradually allowing myself more time to do things rather than having a last minute panic which causes negativity.
these beads are intended for a necklace and matching bracelet
These buttons are to make the necklet below
This is the book that the necklet is from (sorry the picture is not as good as it could be the flash is altering the colour)
Here are some of the other bits I have made over the years.
Just simple stringing but with the right beads something simple becomes something unique and I love different.