Hello and welcome to my little blog. I hope you enjoy some of the images I plan to put on here. Please leave a comment and let me know you dropped by. I'll see you around blogland.

Trudy x

Friday, 27 May 2011

Hot Pinks

Good afternoon everyone :o)

Todays post is a piece I made last weekend. 
I have used some lovely fuschia crackle glass coin beads with some fuschia crystals and some heamatite look seed beads.  The pendant is actually an adapted earring!!! (look out for the other earring, haven't decided what I'm going to with it yet lol) 
Again I've made up a simple drop earring to compliment the necklace.

I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!

Trudy xx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Blue Flowers

Last night's little number includes a long chain I made using a double link chain. 
I cut it into 10 link lengths then attached beaded eyepins with split rings.  The beads are a clear and blue glass flower bead and a silver twisted pillow bead, these have been defined by using small dark blue seed beads on the silver pillow and transluscent blue plastic beads  which you might use on a little girl's necklace for the flower bead. 

I have also had a little play about with different ways of displaying (totally stolen by viewing other peoples pages!!!!)  I haven't quite got the hang of it it yet but do take a look at the photo below.  I'd love to have your views (good or not so good) on this. 

 Thanks for dropping by.
Trudy xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Turquoise Surprise

Well last night's make is very hard to attribute. 
Almost all the stones/beads are from a mystery lucky dip purchase or are from stash I have had for over a year when I first started collecting bits for my little hobby and wasn't too interested in what they were actually formed from!!!!!  I do however know that the two larger and deeper coloured stones on the necklace are turquoise blue veined jasper.
 Despite my total lack of knowledge I hope you can still appreciate its aesthetic value - it's just really very pretty, maybe that can be enough for this one?????

I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for taking the time to look.

Trudy x

Monday, 23 May 2011

Mother of Pearl Again

Good evening :)
I haven't made anything yet today, just about to get my bits out and have a play so I thought I would post this piece which I made over the weekend. 
It uses the very last of my Mother of Pearl pendants which have been popular so I hope you like it. 
The pendant has been teamed with some peach toned pearl effect beads and some translucent peach acrylic beads to give a lovely soft feel and I've used 10mm and 5mm split rings to form the chain links.

Thanks again for looking.
Trudy xx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

More Green!!!

Another post to end the weekend, and I'm working with green again! 

This time I used some green semi-precious beads alongside some small green pearl effect plastic beads and two sizes of green crackle glass beads. 
The links have been formed by making a double chain link from silver plated split rings. 
And again I have created a matching pair of earrings to finish off the look.
I hope you like it. 
Right off to bed to prepare for the week ahead.  Thanks for stopping by :o)

Trudy xx

Bue and Green Should Not Be Seen?

Happy Sunday everyone. 

Well after quite a few days not being able to make anything, the creative juices were flowing yesterday.
This is made up of 2 feature glass beads greating the drop and a simple strand of cubic green seed beads and some small blue plastic rounds.  I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look.

Trudy x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Been Busy :(

Hello all!!!
Been soooo busy the last few days, I haven't had time to blog and I certainly haven't had time to make anything. 
However I have quite a long leisurely weekend ahead with few plans (other than housework!!) so I'm hoping to get making very soon. 
I've also had 2 sales of my work on e-bay and made a facebook page too!  (when I figure out how I might add a link from here or vice versa) 
Anyway, I'm posting up a set I made at the beginning of the month but which was made for a good friend's birthday and didn't want her to see it.  I hope you like it, she did :o)
This was made with some lovely pink and purple acrylic beads, some small crystals and some metal beads, oval links and a silver coloured pendant.

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you'd like to leave.  I really love receiving them.
Trudy x

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Green and Sparkly

Just nipping in quickly to post this little piece I made up tonight. 
All was going well initially then I decided to try and get clever (oh how foolish of me!) and things started to go a little pear shaped. 
It's made from some pretty light and dark green crystals and this green semi-precious stone, unfortunately it wasn't labelled (came in a lucky dip).   It's been wired onto a double strand toggle clasp.
This is not the piece I set out to make so I'm not happy with it particularly but hopefully you will like it more than me as you don't know what it was supposed to look like :o)
The next two nights are both booked up with work meetings so don't know if I'll get anything new on for a while.

Thanks for dropping in and having a look. 
 I really appreciate everyone's comments, they make my day (or rather night usually).
Take Care

Trudy xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

More Pink Hexagons

Well tonight's little piece uses up the last of my gorgeous pink hexagons :o(
although I have a supply of green hexagons not started so watch this space!!!
Tonight I matched them with my gun metal plastic round beads and some larger fuschia plastic beads.  All put together onto double eye pins and linked with simple split rings
then a very simple matching earring to set the necklace off.
I hope you like it and thanks once again for taking the time to drop by
Trudy xxx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Black and Gold

Good Evening :o)

Tonight I have a little set for you;
 the design is one I shamelessly stole from a pic I saw in a magazine (I forget which!).
It is made up with black glass beads, gold seed beads and a gorgeous black and gold glass star pendant. I apologise for the picture quality, I took the photo this evening under these lovely energy saving bulbs we all have now.
I've brightened the image up a little in editing but didn't want to effect the colours too much from the original.
I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Trudy x

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Eurovision Fever

Well I haven't made anything today, been looking after my two little ones and catching up on that awful bane of my life (housework!) and tonight has been given over entirely to Eurovision! Just nipping in to post you a pic of a necklace I made the other night before the voting starts. Come on BLUE!!! and is it me or were Jedward actually not too bad tonight????

Anyway...I hope you like the piece below, some textured dark grey and flat red beads have been put together with these 3 flower beads. It feels a little gothic to me, let me know what you think :o)

Right, back to Graham Norton...

Friday, 13 May 2011

Nabbed By The Daughter ;)

I went shopping today (as you do!!!) in my local bead shop and found (among lots of other pretty things which ended up in my basket) this beautiful wire heart pendant.  When my 16 year old got home from school I showed her all my new bits and bobs.  She took one look at the heart and just had to have it! I have matched it up with some silver and gun metal coloured plastic beads, some tiny metal heart beads and two larger metal heart beads for some extra detail.  Also, you can't see on this pic, the clasp at the back is a heart! 
I now have a slightly less moody teenager (for now) and I will not be doing any hoovering or general tidying up for the next week or so (well she has to pay me back, right???).  Thanks again for stopping by and leaving any comments, I do LOVE receiving them.

Trudy  x

Let's Try Again :)

Well after losing last night's post what with Blogger playing all silly I'll pop it up again for you all to see, in case you missed it.  Apologies if it returns from whichever part of cyberspace all our work is floating around in and you get it twice, but since (IMHO) it's quite a pretty little piece I hope no-one will mind too much???

This has been made using another Mother of Pearl pendant which has been teamed up with some lovely fuschia pink hexagon shell and some plastic metallic blue beads.  I am thrilled to say it has already found a home with a work colleague (and very good friend).  I'm almost sad to see it go, I do really rather like it.  I hope you do to.  Thanks for taking the time to look. 

Trudy x

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Busy Evening Ahead

Well I have a work meeting tonight which might go on for quite a while so I don't think I'll get any new pieces made :(

 In the meantime this is a piece I made last week which is handsomely displayed on my new 'factory seconds' bust (don't ya love Ebay!!!!). 

Hopefully after I'm all done I'll have time to wander around blogland and check out all my new followers.

Have a good night everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Trudy x

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

2 after 10

First of all, what can I say but WOW!! and THANK YOU!!!

 I've had such a great response so quickly
(thanks a lot to mum {Beryl K} for pointing some of you in my direction)
I have been thrilled at the lovely comments so far.

So here are two more items for your pleasure.

I hope you like them and thanks for any comments you'd like to make :)

Trudy x

Monday, 9 May 2011

one post, three pics

My first few photos show my most recent and favourite pieces.  After a short break from making any jewellery I have very definately got the bug again and despite working full time and being single mum to 3 amazing (most of the time lol) children I am totally addicted to this wonderful hobby again.  Not a night has gone by over the last 8 days when I haven't made something. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them. Thanks for dropping by. The photos have all been quickly snapped by my daughter Bee (Bethany) who takes some pretty nifty pics.  She has her own blog and is one of my followers, so do please pop over to DinardoPhotography for a quick look while you're blogging.
Trudy x

Hello :)

Hello and welcome to my little blog, I hope you enjoy some of the images I plan to put on here. Please leave a comment and let me know you dropped by.  I'll see you around blogland.

Trudy x