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2nd Annual Use Your Leftovers Challenge

2nd annual leftover challenge

Hello hello.

For this month’s blog hop on Earrings Everyday, Erin challenged us to use our leftovers to make some pretty earrings.
I forgot to take a picture of the craftermath of my bead feast at the actual event, but I do have an older picture :)

Back to bread embroidery

Bead embroidered earrings

Hello lovely peeps,

It is been a long time since my last post. After my mum passed away I wasn’t in the mood to design or write much. My daytime job as a management consultant was also very demanding, which was perfectly ok. I could bury myself into the numbers and didn’t have to think or feel too much of the loss.

The bead soup blog party reveal

Bead soup blog party reveal

Hello peeps!
As you might know I am a bead collector… ehh well hoarder…ehh to be honest an addict. I have always loved the bead soup blog party as it gives us, jewellery makers, the chance to work with beads you don’t normally work with. It is always a great inspiration.
I was thrilled Lori decided to do a bead soup blog party again.

Lampwork glass beads - Winners of the Lonely Bead give-away

Lonely Bead, lampwork glass bead

My guest of September was the very talented glass artist Pichet Ketmee (Chet). As with all my interviews, there was something you could win. A pair of gorgeous lampwork glass beads made by Chet and a bracelet made by me.

Lampwork glass beads - Interview with Pichet (Chet) Ketmee of Lonely Bead

Lonely Beads - lampwork glass beads

First of all, my apologies for not being around for some time. And my deepest apologies to Chet, as this interview was planned for April. A lot is going on in my family after my dad passed away last year. It seems disaster struck every time we think we are a bit back on our feet.
But I’m not posting this to bother you with my personal problems, but with the good stuff. Yes, finally another interview.

Enameled charms - Winners of the Cathleen Zaring give away

Cathleen Zaring enameled charms

My guest of March was the amazing bead artist Cathleen Zaring.As with all my interviews, there was something you could win. A pair of earrings made by Cathleen and a pair made by moi.
I was spending time with my Mum so my apologies for being a day too late but the winners of this give-away have been drawn.

Enameled charms - Interview with bead artist Cathleen Zaring

Enameled earring charms, Blue Hare Art Wear

Who doesn’t get happy just by looking at the whimsical, brightly colored enameled charms made by Cathleen Zaring? I certainly do. To be honest, I have amassed quite a collection of her beautiful art beads of which I can’t seem to part (‘my precious…). I will, in due time, I promise I will. For now, we all get to know the artist and woman behind these beauties a bit more, as she is this months’ guest.

Chocolate is the answer.....or not?

im memoriam

This post isn’t about beads or jewellery. No, this post is about my other addiction: food. Yes, I love food. For years my signature in emails was the quote: Chocolate is the answer, no matter what the question is.

Tribute to my Dad

im memoriam

On Sunday, February 28  it was a year ago my dad passed away. I still miss him and there isn't a day going by without thinking of him.
I like to share this with you, my memories of my Dad. I wrote this last year for his memorial service in church.

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