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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Focal Point


Well now, following the excitement of the giveaway, I've been up to my ears in focal beads, and have finally finished listing all the new selections. You'll have to excuse a quick bit of patting myself on the back, because six of them have already sold!!! I know!!!!! I'm completely blown away by it. I haven't caught the sound of our Bond girl squealing yet, so I guess the postal service is doing it's usual feet dragging, and keeping her in a state of mildly stirred, but not shaken!! OK, no more corny Bond references - sorry about that.
So, obviously, you're all agog, and can't wait to see all the little beauties - am I right?? NO? Aw shucks, well, that's tough because you're going to see them anyway!! Well no, not all of them, that really would be too much, as I've listed 20 of them, so I'll just show you my favourites.

Progression Selection
Progression - SOLD

All Creatures Great and Small Selection
All Creatures Great and Small - SOLD














Good and Evil Selection
Good and Evil - SOLD













The Devil's Work





Faces of Man

Navajo Dance


Enough?? Ok, ok - well, that's all I've got - there's no jewellery of my own (don't all cheer at once!), but Fanci has been making pretty with some of my bits of thing - LOOOK!!





Indigene. Rustic Gypsy Collage Necklace.

Indigene. Rustic Gypsy Collage Necklace.

Isn't that something?!!! She's turned that little catpuss's paw into that of a savage beast - and is that gore up his arm?? Love it!!!!

Then there's this -



Philosophy in a Labyrinth. Cosmic Assemblage Earrings with Dicrotic  Cabs adn Ceramic Bezels.Beads And Rosy Copper.

Philosophy in a Labyrinth. Cosmic Assemblage Earrings with Dicrotic Cabs adn Ceramic Bezels.Beads And Rosy Copper.


and this ......



Common Nightmares. House Bezels with Antique Porcelain Teeth and Vintage Milagros.

Common Nightmares. House Bezels with Antique Porcelain Teeth and Vintage Milagros.


I'm loving those teeth!!


You must all have seen Marcia's gorgeous piece featuring my tiki by now, but just in case you haven't - get a load of this -




Tribal layered Necklace Warrior Nomadic Spiritual Tiki carved agate ceramic Nomad Spirit

Tribal layered Necklace Warrior Nomadic Spiritual Tiki carved agate ceramic Nomad Spirit


If you haven't already, you really must check out her new look shop, 13 Alternatives, as she's got some beauties in there.


Oh now, look what my lovely bud, Janet made with this grinning fool of mine -






Now that's not something you see every day!!! I mean that in only the best possible way! She's the hunniest of bunnies, and has given me infinite support, encouragement and advice which has been invaluable.
These are some of her latest stunners ......







This isn't in her shop yet, but I'm sure it won't be there for long. This one is though,




Geode Treasure Vessel necklace by Anvil Artifacts

Geode Treasure Vessel necklace by Anvil Artifacts



And I just love these funky, colour filled, chickies





Lime green recycled vintage tin earrings by Anvil Artifacts

Lime green recycled vintage tin earrings by Anvil Artifacts

YUM!


So, with all this bead madness, I've hardly set foot out of the house, but I'll show you the pictures from Lee Abbey from a couple of weeks ago. There were some nice bits of splashy water which made me come over all Vivaldi. If you swap the order of the all and come in that sentence, it creates a whole different image!! Oh dear - show some pretty pictures, quick!!!
  












I know, I know - why can't I just stop messing with photoshop, eh? 'Cos I love all those purdy colours too much, that's why!!

Well now - thanks to Windows 7 on my new computer, it's only taken a day and half to find a way of getting these pictures from my folder to load onto here, so I'm feeling really, really pleased right now.
AAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!! Like Blogger isn't quite enough of a nightmare in the pictures department already.


But, on a good note - a sure sign that Spring is just round the corner, has been the re-emergence of my little fuzzy friend here, who's once again been coming round for peanut butter sandwiches.




-and if you needed more convincing of the onset of Spring, well - if you look closely, you'll see that he brought his girlfriend along for a bit of action!!!




Shameless pair!!!

Well, I think that's about all from me for this time, except to say WELCOME! to the mighty Alek, and Beth, who looks like another superbeing, as she not only has an Etsy shop, but also a real live one as well to take care of!!!

Till next time then - stay warm, and think of Spring!!



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26 comments:

  1. Yeah got my goodies from you (will do the feedback), lightening fast delivery I got them Sat morning, just 1 day. Must be the short shorts my postie's been wearing, makes him run faster. I got the set with the dodo, he's truly awesome! The others are great to- highly recommended.
    Loving Anvil's lime green earrings, I so love colour. Anyway get back to the stove girl, we want more! xx

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    1. Wow, I wish my parcels would get to the US in such a timely manner, as I've been less than impressed so far. The postie's over there obviously need re-styling!
      OK, Mistress Marcia, I'm just about to get my hands dirty again! Think clay vials, and hollow rattly things!!!

      Cinders xx

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  2. I'm SO in love with your collections. ALL of them. Funny how I never seem to move fast enough to buy the ones I want. :P

    Love what you do, so glad I met you! :)

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    1. Awww, you sweet thing - thank you SO much. Have you spotted the raccoon's penis bones?? Great idea of yours!!
      It's lovely to have you here too.

      xxx

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  3. I especially like the fish and leaf in the progression set. What kind of wire are you using when you fire them with the wire in place?

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    1. Thanks, Lela,
      I was rather taken with that particular fishy myself, and I have Janet to thank for the fern leaf fossil mould, bless her.
      I've used either thin steel wire, or nichrome wire that I get from the pottery supplies place. Hey - are you getting your hands dirty over there??!! Great stuff, I'll look forward to seeing what you make.

      xx

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    2. That sounds like specialty wire to me...

      Yes, my hands are dirty, but not with clay. They get really black when I'm sanding sterling silver. I managed a couple pair of earrings today. I do just love sawing, hammering, filing, torch soldering and sanding on silver. Very satisfying. :)

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    3. Those are all things that drive me to distraction very quickly!! Ha ha - I'll stick with my mud!!!

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  4. Thank you Petra for taking us along for another walk on your lovely beach! Just what we need as we're facing frigid temps and snow! You are just the sweetest! Thank you for the mention and showing off my goodies. Love your new collections and I've learned that I have to move with lightening speed to grab the ones I want before they fly out of your shop! I love seeing sold under the photos of your beads, especially when it's the collection I wanted and snagged it! Can't wait to see more. Rattly things? Sounds yummy! :)

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    1. I just LOOOVE to show off your goodies! Ooooer missus! Things flying out of my shop - surely not! Glad you got what you wanted. Yeah, having a bit of trouble with my rattles this morning, but I shall persevere undeterred!

      xxxxxoxoxoxo

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  5. oh! look at the new bits and bobs! they keep getting better and better. grrrrl, you iz creAYtive! and i love to see you're doing more bead caps.
    and thanks for including my babies- your babies sure look nice as part of my babies.
    and the 2 squirrels going at it? hi-lar-ee-us.

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    1. Thank you!!!!!I'd better keep on doing bead caps then!! Maybe some different shapes next time.
      Hey, it's you who makes my babies look good!
      I was a bit taken aback with that randy bugger outside my kitchen window! Staring me straight in the eye, he was!! Dirty trollope!

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  6. Now I can't look at the squirrels the same after fanci's comment. What wonderful bead sets, your beadcaps, bezels, and tikis are my favorites. :) As much as I enjoy seeing your new work I also have to say that the nature shots you post are so beautiful. Makes me long to be back by the sea. I have a squirrel who comes and hangs out in my backyard we have been feeding him, fruit and popcorn (without the extras), didn't think of peanut butter, he'd probably love that. xo!

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  7. Perhaps it's the peanut butter that got him going!! Be warned!
    I'm glad you like the pictures, and if any of you know what the problem might be with getting pics from your own picture file to upload using a windows 7 system, I'd be very grateful for the info, as I just can't get my head round it.
    Oh blimey, another bead cap fan -I'll get to work!!
    xxxx

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  8. I'm going to be a copy cat...I love the beach photos and I also love your bead caps! My squirrel population has climbed from one poor little handicap squirrel to dozens now...it is the peanut butter!!! They absolutely love it! Your creations are amazing!!
    ...Jackie xo

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying the pics, Jackie - going off to a different location tomorrow to see what i can snap. Another bead cap fan!! I'd better make sure I make some more for the next lot - maybe some more delicate ones in porcelain perhaps.
      Dozens of squiggles!! My idea of heaven!! Can you hand-feed all of them?? My three buddies here are all too jumpy for that, but the pea-hen would happily snap my hand off!!
      How's the foot coming along, by the way??
      xxx

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  9. I'm visiting this post again and admiring all the lovely creations of Etsy artisans with your beads. I also wanted to say YOUR PACKAGE HAS ARRIVED!!! You will have to go to the post of Sir Mack picking me to read all the gushing!!! I gushed so much that I forgot to thank you for all the beach treasures also!

    After checking the tracking on royal mail daily, I now have four favorite new words...snozzcumbers...whizzpoppers...whangdoodles...gloriumptiously!!! I have no idea what they mean but I love them. I'll have look up Roald Dahl!!!

    XOXO LuAnn

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    1. You gushed your chops off, LuAnn!!! Ha haaaaa. I'm so glad you like your things- and that you've received them.
      That's interesting, did it say anything useful to you on Royal Mail - other than snozzcumbers? I've checked it too, but it couldn't tell me anything after it had left the UK. With Airsure, you're supposed to be able to track it every step of the way, so were you able to? I was thinking maybe I should have been looking at USPS with that number once it was on your side of the water.
      Have you seen the film Matilda? That's a Roald Dahl story.We used to have a series called 'Tales of the Unexpected' on here back in the early 80's, that were based on his rather spooky stories. One in particular has always stuck in mind called Royal Jelly, in which a man turned into a giant bee!!! Gave me nightmares for ages!!!
      oxoxoxoxo

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  10. The only tracking I saw on Royal Mail was that it had arrived in the US and that was it. I didn't think to put their number in the USPS to track.

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    XOXOXOXO

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  11. Woww! You've been really busy... I bet the squirrel was there to see what you were up to... maybe you should tell him (or her) to get an internet connection! ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...
    About the badger, if the skin is kinda gone, it's cooked... soak it in dettol and boiling water...

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    1. Ha, as you can see by the picture Steph, there's a him AND a her!!! Can't wait to see the fruits of their loins appearing!!!
      I've been loving your blog, and your latest necklaces are absolutely stunning.
      I'll have to go and see how he's doing at the weekend, and just hope I don't fall through the rotten floor while dragging him out!!!

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  12. Hello! I just signed in as a follower and will put you on my sidebar on my blog as soon as I am able. I love your little treasures and especially the little cats paw. Your life seems so idyllic ... I long for such a life rather then the hectic noise of southern California. I lived in England for year when I first met my husband...I get back for a visit every once in a while.
    so happy for your etsy success... It sure validates what you are doing when other people buy your stuff... All the very best and see you here and over at Fanci's .

    XxxCynthia @ Beatnheart

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    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Lovely to see you over here too (I see you pretty much everywhere I go!!)
      Yeah, it's getting lovely again here with the weather getting better, and signs of Spring popping up everywhere. Southern California sounds very exotic to me though!!! Whereabouts were you living over here - Wales wasn't it? I was there myself for a while, but that's a whole other story!!!
      Good luck with your stuff too, and I'll update my member's page in the next day or two.
      xxx

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    2. Coventry...not the happingest of places...especially then...

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  13. Hi Petra,
    all day I thought that I had forgotten to do something, but couldn't remember. Thanks to the squirrels I know now what it was ;)

    I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find more informations about it on my blog.

    xo
    Janna

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    1. Hi Janna,
      Had you forgotten to have sex, or feed some squirrels???!!!!!!

      Oh my goodness, Janna - that's ridiculously kind of you! Thank you Soooo much!!! What an amazing surprise on a dank, wet Thursday!! I'm really going to have to pull my finger out now, and get blogging again!!!

      By the way - have you got your little things yet?? I hope so.

      oxox

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