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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Beading Friends Forever 1st Challenge!!!!

Hi all well i’m so excited. Today is the launch of the new challenge blog Beading Friends Forever. There will be a new challenge set every month. I am so proud to have been asked by Marcea to be a member of the Design Team!!!!

It's wonderful to announce that the challenge blog is being sponsored by 

This month they are offering a £15 voucher to be spent on their website to one lucky winner which will be chosen at random.

This month we have two options.

The first one is anything goes. Here’s my piece.
BB 1a
This necklace has been created using the basic spiral rope pattern but buy adding extra beads and then at the end going back through the drops a totally different effect can be created.
Size 9 Seed Beads
Size 8 Seed Beads
Size 11 Seed Beads
Size 10 Triangles
3.4 Miyuki Drops
Magnetic Clasp (From Beads Direct)

The second part of the challenge is to follow a tutorial of the Hugs and Kisses Bracelet.
I love the effect of this bracelet
Size 9 seed beads
Size 8 seed beads
8mm glass pearls
6mm glass pearls
4mm Glass Pearls in 2 colours
2 needles
silver plated clasp and extension chain

Well what you waiting for. Why not pop over and check out the beading friends forever challenge blog.
Hope you all find the time to check out the blog and enter.

Thanks and happy crafting


sherrie davis said...

These are beautiful!!!!!

Debbie said...

OMG the bracelet is stunning! Your so clever!
Debbie x

jane stillman said...

Two beautiful pieces - the bracelet is fabulous. Hope the challenge goes well for you all

Craftylollea said...

WOW these are both gorgeous pieces...I love them both hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous bracelet and beautiful neckless Rachel.

greetings karin

Linda Simpson said...

WOW these are fabulous Rachel, I love the gorgeous colours and the bracelet is beautiful.

Linda xxx