Friday, 26 May 2017

Afternoon trip

We have been having some fabulous weather here this week. It may turn out to be the best weather of the whole summer - that tends to happen in Scotland. My sister and I took a trip to the local ford yesterday so Indy could enjoy a little splashing time in the river. The scenery was amazing. I live with it every day but it takes those times when I can leave work behind, get out of the house and into the wilds to see it's beauty up close.

Scottish Borders scenery

Morebattle, Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders scenery

Saturday, 20 May 2017

More hand painted wooden beads

I managed to get a few more wooden beads painted this week. More wildlife and more flowers. I have to say, it's a lovely change from the paper beads. It combines my love of beads with my love of animals and painting. What's not to love? Some of the flower beads are sold already but some of the wildlife beads are already listed in my new web store here.

Hand painted wooden beads with wildlife images

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Wooden wildlife beads

Something a little different from paper beads this week - hand painted wooden beads featuring some wildlife and nature. These are just prototypes but if all goes well - and my hands don't pay the price for all that tiny detail - I will try selling some. The small oval beads are just under 1.5 inches long and just over three quarters of an inch wide. They are officially the smallest canvas I have ever painted on. Tomorrow will be varnishing day. I just don't want to take a chance varnishing today if there is any doubt that anything is still wet.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Sample paper beads

I have been making some sample paper beads this week for a customer. She wanted beads with sea, sea-life and coastal themes and pointed me in the direction of some images that she liked. These are the beads I came up with. Definitely candidates for new bead designs so watch this space.

paper beads, sea life