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Monday Moodboard – 21.Jun.2010

It’s officially SUMMER!!!!! 

A new season, a new look and a fresh new banner for my Etsy shop.

From this:

to this:

My mood today is definitely summery.  Just one week of school and exams left for the boys, then it will be sea and sun! :)



Featured shops: marlysarts, Kirschbits, bOmode and sivylla.

Please click on the pictures to view their listings.

The Monday Moodboard is a game played by members of the European Street Team on Etsy.  Check out other members’ moods on FleurFatale’s blog.

Thank you for your votes! :)

A big ‘thank you’ to all who voted for my ‘Devouring The Sun’ beadwoven necklace in the Etsy Beadweavers June Challenge

This was my first attempt at a Beadweavers Challenge and I’m thrilled to have received enough votes to  place 2nd!! :D

The inspiration and process behind this work may be found here.

Click here to see the winning entry and all the runners-up.

My Creative Space – Beading an Eclipse

I’m trying to capture a Solar Eclipse in beads today.  I’m working on my challenge entry for the Etsy Beadweavers’ June challenge, which has the theme ‘Phenomenon’. 

I had a very late idea about what my entry would be about because I was initially stumped, then I remembered a really amazing natural phenomenon I had witnessed a few years back, a total solar eclipse, and tried to remember all the little details that made up that experience. 

I needed to order some beads, which arrived today and I finally got started.  Now I’m working like mad to finish it in time …. by TOMORROW!!!!  Aaaaaargh!!!!!! :o

I’ve just finished bezelling a Swarovski rivoli with tiny beads, depicting the shadow of the moon creeping up onto the sun.  I’ve still got lots of work to do, and I’m hoping that I’ll be happy enough with the result so I can submit it for the challenge.  It’s not the first time I’ve undone my work when something’s not quite right and started again, but I really don’t have time for that with this one!

Back to work … and fingers crossed! ;)

Check out more creative spaces here.

My Creative Space – Golden Sunshine

What’s on my desk:


It started off on Monday when I was working on my entry for the European Street Team’s weely challenge, which was ‘The Sun’.   I created a beadwoven Sun pendant with an Agate central bead surrounded by seed beads and tipped with Czech glass beads.

I carried on with the golden theme and made a couple of easy-to-wear bracelets:


I still hadn’t had enough of this summer sunshine on my workspace, so out came the Swarovski rivolis and beads in shades of gold, shown in the first photos.

Watch this space to see what they turn into! :)

For more creative spaces, check out kootoyoo’s blog.