Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW145 I'm 'finding' this interesting

Hi world
Happy wednesday to all you lovely WOYWW peeps!
Dont know what it's all about? checkout the nosey-est bog hop of the week with Julia Dunnit    over at the stamping ground.
Anyway my desk this week is full of beading 'stuff'.

 I love to bead but just lately I haven't done very much, other crafts seem to have taken over.
 Time to change that so I thought I would have a bit of a sort out and tidy up my storage.

I have grandma duties on Tuesdays so while Erin had her morning nap I started with the findings, which I keep in the plastic boxes at the back.

On the right hand side is a box of bead 'sortings' waiting to go back in the right colour box.
On the left under the blue sheet are some of the hearts that I started last week, but these are under wraps at the moment (you never know who's reading do you!).
This re-newed interest in beading came about because I actually finished something last week.
This necklace is made from squares of brick stitch and peyote stitch sewn together with the occasioal feature bead for embellishment. It turned out ok in the end.

 I also went on a workshop last week at Stitch n craft and made a fabulous tassel.
 I haven't finished it yet so you will have to pop back next week to see it (if it is finished that is  LOL) Must stop tidying . . .  and just DO it! I think I started this necklace in October last year, must make some earrings to match . .  might get them done by next October.

Lastly a BIG thankyou to Ann B  for the fab blog candy I won from her last week. Great stuff eh!

Well, I've shown you mine, time to look at yours now, I am on a/leave for a couple of days so maybe I will get to nosey at a few more this week. I also have my book do alter for this weeks class with Elizabeth altered book lover.lesson-3
see ya  I would love to visit you back but please leave your Mr LInky number as this really speeds things up  Ta

janet. . . . . aka fairy thoughts


  1. Congrats on winning Ann's blog candy. But what I REALLY want to snoop about is that necklace. It is gorgeous, and I want to know what you used to make it. I swear it looks like fabric. And I have to admit you have the most awesome number of plastic containers. Very impressive and a great way to keep your stash.

    BTW, you can see my photos now. I have NO idea what happened before, but they appeared as if by magic (grin).

  2. Lots going on with your desk ths week .Congrats on candy win.
    Have fun wednesday and creative week
    judex 17

  3. Hi there; just thought I'd pop my head in to say hi!
    Neil #8

  4. I love that necklace! Like, Bleubeard and Elizabeth, at first glance I thought it was made from denim! It's really lovely, don't wait until October to get the earrings done :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26
    PS I was amazed to be at 26 this morning, usually I'm in the 70s, but then realised there'd been a linky problem. So well done for pipping me :)

  5. The necklace is gorgeous WOW!! Have a great week, Hugs May x x

  6. Hi Janet, yes, tidying up and organising can really eat into your crafting time - don't I know it after this last week :) The necklace is gorgeous - very stylish. I do think you might just be tempted to abandon your bead sorting to dive into the lovely candy from Ann. Many thanks for your comment - yes, I'm really tempted to pop into the craft room but the with the computer in another room it will have to be later as I'm on my rounds of WOYWW bloggers right now :) Have a lovely Wednesday. Elizabeth x #11

  7. Good luck with finishing up sorting out! that necklace is fab! enjoy your new goodies too x

  8. Pleased the candy arrived OK, was getting a bit worried as you hear a lot of tales of doom about missing parcels.
    I love your necklace, it is stunning, the design and colours are perfect.

    Ann B

  9. I just hate tidying up!! Great load of craftymess! Keep it up! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
    HaPpY wOyWw!!

  10. Love your necklace, I have not beaded for years, have tons in a box somewhere...

  11. Hi Janet - your necklace looks like it took a lot of time to make. I love the patchwork of blues a lovely and unusual design. Have you found anything you had forgotten about as you tidy up? I usually do. Happy WOYWW.

    106 (I think that is what you mean by link number! It is all new to me!)

  12. Nice peeps, it is always good to tidy up, I always find some inspiration when I get all cleaned up.
    Keep smiling and creating

  13. That necklace is so cool. Thanks for letting us snoop!

  14. Ooh fab storage, am not a beader but your necklace looks great to me. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

  15. Love all your beady bits, I always find stuff to use up when I have a good tidy up. Necklace is great, looks really complicated! Lovely candy from Ann.

    Brenda 12

  16. the necklace is great! wow a stack of goodies to play with. Have a fun WOYWW.

  17. that necklace is gorjuss, so stunning - love all your findings, my hubbie thinks i have a lot, better show him yours lol

    thanks for the snoop
    Judie xx

  18. All your boxes look intriguing and I love the blue necklace.
    Thanks for looking at my desk.
    Have a great week.
    Lynn x

  19. I always seem to neglect one hobby for another. have fun organizing your beads and getting back to crafting with them.

  20. great desk and i love to tidy so happy to help you,have a fab week,x

  21. Beautiful necklace you have madexx

  22. Your necklace is lovely. I can't imagine all the different beads and goodies you have stored up in all of those boxes! :)

  23. Thanks for the peek love that necklace.

  24. Oh man, I was seriously hoping for some peeks on the AB! Happy beading and waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

  25. That is a fabulous necklace and so unique! Sometimes that tidying and sorting is more fun than creating... you know, for a break. Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit!

  26. You have done a fab job on that necklace! I have not made jewelry so it is always fun to see what people make!
    xoxo Karen #175

  27. I have Spitfire Envy now! I don't know what it is about them I just love them. I want to go in one one day to and that is one dream I refuse to let go of.
    Nice stuff on your desk today and I don't envy you with sorting your beads and things.
    Not quite sure when we go on the bog hop - will we be "bog trotters" then? LOL!

  28. wow, that is a gorgeous necklace. i've never seen that kind of beading before! your desk seems to be a treasure trove!

  29. Ah Janet, better late than never, eh! Beading as well, wow, you are a patient and talented crafter. The necklace turned out more than OK! It's absolutely gorgeous!

  30. Oh I use to do beadding YEARSSSS ago.. but got out of it for some reason,,, maybe it's when I got glasses not sure...Thanks for sharing!!

  31. I don't have a clue about beading - I do use beads occassionally on my cards but that is as far as I go - I think your necklace is amazing!


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