My bead group is full of talented beaders, and I look forward to meeting up with them each month. One of my beading buddies has made a unique piece of jewellery by combining one of my beads , with wire. The results speak for themselves.
My friends daughter wants purple beads for her 21st birthday present. I sat down and played with the different purple glass hues I had. Now I have to find out if earrings, bracelet or necklace are her preference. Or will that be all three?
Me and hubby went sloe picking. It almost didn't happen. We had to cross a field with a herd of cows in them. Anyone who knows me well, will know that I am not comfortable around animals. I'm a real city girl, who has never had a pet. Now cows are big, and they take notice of you, and come over to investigate. So we started walking across the field, no problem. Then we got close to a mother and calf, and one of the cows (without udders) got twitchy. It was at that point I realised that there were bulls in the herd. This huge black fella started gambolling over to us, snorting through its nose, warning us away from mum and baby. We turned and started back to the gate fast. Ruddy hell, it was so far away! I had visions of being trampled underfoot, and my heart was beating so hard and fast it made me feel sick. We got out, and it was my hubby who was nearly sick from laughing so hard. You can go off people very quickly!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had fun taking my aunt out to one of the few true haberdashery shops left in London. They also do art and craft supplies. My aunt who is a bit of a clown, had to try on one of the masks. The lady behind her was obviously thinking the two of us were a bit strange.
The glass bead fair in Stourbridge at the Bonded Warehouse. I went along to support GBUK (www.gbuk.org.uk)
Pics of the building, people getting ready and some of Min Fidler's animal beads. Yep, I had to buy one. And her gorgeous ring that she would not sell to me. You can check out her website here http://www.applegreenmachine.co.uk/