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Crochet bun holders
Most ballerinas have crochet bun holders, and you may want to make one for your daughter - this is a pretty easy one to make!
However, we also sell them for your dancers in pink, pale blue, white, navy blue and black. Contact us if you want to get them, or visit our ballet shop!
I travelled to Malaysia earlier this year (actually late last year) and took some photographs that I am really proud of. We trekked along in the jungle, visited beaches and caves.... well writing a whole journal of my travels would bore everyone to death! So I thought I would share some pictures here with those who follow my occasional posts.... here you go!
So today I wore the first set of jewellery that I ever made - my earrings, bracelet and necklace. They are in an aquamarine colour and very summery. A lady just walked in to my office and passed a compliment and then she asked me to make her a pink set.... so I have my first order.
Yesterday I was speaking to the lady who taught me my first proper steps, Jane Hewes, and she did suggest that once word gets round, I will start being asked to make stuff for people. And thus, here we go! I did not think it would be so soon, but it is nice to know that I will be able to sell some of my stuff - there is only so much one can wear in the same colour, even though certain colours tend to be repeated. I cannot wait until she comes back in November - we can have a catch-up (and not just jewellery) and she will teach me some new wiring techniques.
I will try to update this post with some pics later on....
I have been working hard to improve my quality of work... never easy when you're running about like a mad hatter, as I do. So, the best option I have found is to leave my work laid out on my dining table so that I can simply plonk at my chair when I am inspired, rather than have to prepare the whole set up before I even get started.
So, a few weeks back I ordered some lapis beads - some round ones and some long ones. I had seen a Neptune necklace on BeadsDirect, and quite liked the idea but did not have the materials. So I adapted it to this:
Everyone likes it - I may have to order more Lapis. or more long beads in a different colour for that matter. Then I was looking at another design by BeadsDirect, and I created the following purple delight; using seed beads, lampwork beads and multi-faceted rondelles: