Tag Archives: brooch

BSBP 2017 – Bead Hoarders edition

I’m delighted to be participating in Lori’s come-back BSBP ‘Bead Hoarders’ blog hop. I was partnered with the lovely Jackie Ryan from KYDO Jewellery in the UK.  Jackie says she can’t recall where she purchased this focal bead from, but it was a US based flamework bead artist, and the gold foil is 24 ct. If anyone […]

History Hop Challenge

I’ve always been inspired by history, so this month I jumped at the chance to participate in the Beady Eyed Bunny’s History Hop. There were 13 possible historical periods to choose from and I chose the Victorian period; jewellery designs during the time of Queen Victoria’s reign from 1937 to 1901.

Poppy – The Beaded Garden

The second book in the Bead Book and Bounce challenge set by the OTTBS group is Diane Fitzgerald’s ‘The Beaded Garden’ – a colourful book of beaded flowers. For this challenge, I chose the Poppy.. a flower that I’ve always liked.