Monday, 8 July 2013


Hi world 
Time again to nosy  at the work desks of the world. I am away from my desk today  on a workshop at art van go.  
But here is my desk on Tuesday eve before I left. 
Not much going on..... Just stuff! 

The mat covered with strawberries on is the glass mat I use as a heat mat when I am using shrink plastic.  I made a necklace with it on Saturday. If you look carefully you can kust see the left overs i shrank just to see what if?
At the back are a load of sparkly brads I brought in the sale at work, don't you just love crafty sales!
There's some inka gold ( I love that stuff)
No scissors today as they are going with me. 
That's all from me so pop over to see julia and the long list of desks to visit ... If you dare.

Finally here is the necklace set  I made with the shrink plastic.

Usual rules apply if you are kind enough to leave a comment I will get back to you.... But later in the week this week .... I won't forget


  1. As soon as I saw that necklace, I thought of an Amazonian Warrior Queen! So that's the image of you I've got today...just thought you'd like to know ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  2. That is one fabulous necklace. Gotta love it. My friend has one of those glass plates, too. She's not a crafter, and uses hers in her kitchen. Such a waste (grin). Happy WOYWW from #2.

  3. I am sure you'll be having a wonderful time. Love the necklace. Helen, 17

  4. love your creations - never tried the shrink plastic...
    happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
    no. 31

  5. My glass mats are also in the kitchen, and I cheat with the shrink plastic - I do it in a foil tray in the oven, which seems to work better than risking the heat gun - have you ever watched Barbara Gray and Dean Wilson on YouTube doing shrink plastic? Always good for a giggle. Love your necklace and I would never have thought of doing a necklace like that with the shrink plastic. Thanks for your visit this morning and I do need to get some real crafting done. Have a good week. xx Maggie #10

  6. I love that necklace you made - I've never tried shrink plastic but it looks great - something else to go on my 'to try' list! Hope you have a great day with Art Van Go - Jane and I spent too much money at their stall on Friday in Eastleigh - they have some great supplies!

  7. Loving your necklace and strawberry mat. Not done Shrink myself, I fear I'd burn myself and end up with a wrinkled curled mess of shrink. You seen to have the knack of it! Take care Zo xx 65

  8. Super necklace and love your strawberry mat... now you'll be needing one of my strawberry wipe clean table covers. I've still got them stowed away! Must remember and you can have one when we get together. Nice neat desk and mine is catching up slowly.
    BTW...I was up at 4am for a visit to the loo and the laptop was upstairs so I linked up.
    Will email you privately.
    Jo x

  9. Looks like lots of work to create your fab necklace.
    Sandra de @84

  10. An Egyptian look to your fab necklace I think- clever you! x Jo

  11. Hi Janet - love the colours of that necklace - I never have much success with shrink stuff - no patience... Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #89

  12. Great necklace :-) I hope you enjoy your workshop :-D

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #93

  13. Well now that IS cool. I am such a fan of lime green. And who doesn't love triangles? A winner!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (56)

  14. Your strawberry mat is adorable! i love your jewelry set you made with the shrink plastic. The colors are so pretty, and love the shape of the pieces!! Enjoy the week! Winnie#90

  15. Hehehe, I could have done with that necklace to wear while I was slaying dinosaurs!! It's really cool! Have fun on the class and sounds like you got a great bargain, working at the store allows you to be in the know of the upcoming sale and get first dibs!

    Brenda 3

  16. love the necklace- the glass mat is a good idea- i have one of those somewhere.
    thanks for the visit
    Robyn 87

  17. Love the glass mat, I use a ceramic tile, not near as pretty! What a FAB necklace!!
    Krisha #5

  18. Love your necklace, bracelet and earrings. beautiful color.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
    xx Monique #106

  19. Wow...I'm loving that necklace, bracelet and those earrings. Happy crafting #7

  20. Hi Jan, love the necklace set- a adore green, and thats a lovely colour combo. Great desk shot, lots to moochj about amongst. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #51

  21. Janet, it may just be "stuff," but it's still fun to snoop--and your necklace set, wow, it looks like glass, what a great effect!

    (You're right, by the way--my friend IS a good teacher, or there's no way I could have made two of those books in one sitting.)

    Thank you for visiting me this WOYWW, I appreciate your comment!

    delighted to be #26 this week, instead of my usual 200--something!

  22. Well I hope you're having a lovely day. Never heard of Art van Go..where have I been?? Great colours on that shrink, lovely stuff.

  23. Loved looking, love the jewellry you made, the colours. i like shrink plastic. Happy WOYWW Anne x #50

  24. Lovely necklace, I hope you are enjoying the workshop - thank you again for the sequins - I have blogged about them today!
    Lots of hugs,

  25. You came early for a visit to the Playhouse, Janet, thank you!! I hope you had a fun day at Art Van Go! I love the jewelry set you designed and made!! Happy WOYWW!! Darnell #24

  26. Love the strawberries, even better with cream and hot melted chocolate! Not sure what The van go is, so will try googling!!Have a great crafty week! Happy WoYwW!?
    ((Lyn)) #11

  27. Stuff you say? Well, sure, but great stuff! Your desk looks fab, as does the necklace. It's amazing what you can do with a bit of shrink plastic.

    Thank you for visiting and happy belated WOYWW.
    Cheers, Rachel #69

  28. Looks like pretty fun stuff to me and that necklace set is beautiful. I'm not usually a *green* person, but it works so well with the copper. I hardly visited anyone last week so having a quick catch up today :o)

  29. Cute necklace! I must try shrink plastic! looks great #132


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