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

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Trying To Find My Market

Well, after a slow start (with many thanks to my mum for her support) my e-bay sales appear not to be coming on too well, I have had some interest through facebook but again this is very slow and intermittent, although I am grateful and honoured about each and every sale I make.
Another beading crafter suggest I try to sell some items on 'folksy'.  I'm hoping this will find a more specific audience.  Please feel free to pop into my 'shop' and have a look around and if you like what you see then tell all your friends :o)

I'm also hoping to try taking a table top at my children's school's table top sale if they have one this summer.  
Finding a sales base in a very competitive market is a challenge I am sure you all understand very well.
Wish me lots of luck everybody.

Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday.

Trudy x

Friday, 24 June 2011

Anyone For Tennis?

Phew, now that was an 'edge of the seat' match tonight eh?

Well the piece I'm introducing tonight has been inspired by everything Wimbledon
 (well, it's green and purple lol!)

It is made up with more of these delicious green river shell hexagons with some green swarovski pearls and purple and lilac crystals (although the lilac looks blue in this pic) 

I hope you like it.

I promise to try and visit blogland a bit more frequently again, but worklife has been a bit busy and stressful recently, things are improving though.  Thanks for coming by.

Trudy x

Saturday, 4 June 2011

5 Minute View

Good Morning everyone :o)

I wanted to share this piece with you this morning. 
I made it last night sitting in front of the telly surrounded by beads and boxes of bits (my goodness I do manage to make a mess when I'm engrossed!!)
Anyway, after it was done I quickly photographed it and uploaded it onto my facebook page (also called Trudy's Trinkets just in case you wanted to pop over). 
Within 5 minutes of being online a friend asked to buy it!!!!!!
I was so pleased and surprised. 

It has been made by stringing different metal heart beads with some black swarovski pearl beads and some grey and black shell beads, all teamed with the very pretty pendant. 
I do hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend :o)
Trudy xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Other Ear Ring!

Just cos I know you've been waiting for it lol!!

This is one of the first pieces I've made since I've started to feel better. 
It uses the other half of the pair of ear-ring blanks that I used for my hopt pink design. 
This time I've teamed it with these gorgeous shell beads. 
 I've not done anything fancy with it at all really apart from making a small silver plated spiral to hang at the bottom of the pendant, but with these colours I don't think it needed much.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for coming by to look, I really appreciate it.

Trudy xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Been Poorly :(

Hi folks!

Just a little shout out to say I've not been around as I have been 'under the weather'. 
I've had a stinker of a cold and been feeling generally miserable and sorry for myself!!! Beginning to pick up a little now thank goodness so hope to be posting and blog hopping again properly in a couple of days.

Hope you are all well and staying crafty!

Trudy xx