Thursday, September 2, 2010

jewellery making

We were on holidays last week in Wales, staying with my uncle Keith and Auntie Diane.(Thanks for a great week xxx. ).
Imagine my surprise and delight on friday when I checked my emails to find a message from Beth at Magpie and Button announcing that I was the winner of her very first giveaway!!!

I practically attacked the postman on wednesday when I saw him arrive with a beautifully addressed envelope,tore it open and ...OMG .....such attention to detail in the presentation and packaging.I have never seen anything like it before...and of course I had no camera to photograph it before I opened the little packages inside.

Isn't this so sweet.I've been wearing it since and have had so many comments about it.I was told today that it was quirky and suited my personality.
While we were in Wales my cousin Emma brought us to the most addictive shop imaginable.When I say addictive I mean if this shop was near me at home I would be in it every day for sure! It is called wild about beads and I was well and truely wild about it. It is packed with every type of bead and fixings to make your own jewellery. This was completely new territory for me.I loved it. We choose our beads and sat at a table to make up our design. Help was at hand if we ran into difficulty and we even got a cup of coffee to keep us inspired....sweet.

My first attempt was this necklace

Cerys made this.

I could not resist a bit of bling.

So I made this
It was such a fun morning,I was sad to leave the shop. I am sure the owners were sorry to see me go too...ching!ching!

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I am also linking to simply designing,amy lou's sew and tell and frugal friday.


  1. Congratulations on your beautiful prize, and love the jewellry you made yourself: Quirky you are indeed!!!!

  2. Your clutch bags are adorable and the gift pendant is lovely , lucky you!

  3. Delighted you were my winner and the jewellery went to such a good home. Thank you :)
    I absolutely LOVE the pieces you made, looks like you ahd a great time!

  4. Sounds like your holidays were absolutely wonderful! The jewelry is so fun!

  5. Love the "bling." Beautiful stuff!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful crafty time!

  7. Wow Andrea, what lovely jewelry you made! Fi

  8. That piece you one is gorgeous!! And the stuff you made is great too!!

  9. Wow what a great time you must of had. It sure sounds like a wonderful shop. You sure made some lovely things.

  10. What a stunning necklace so so pretty, loved what you made you are so talented!