Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A belated Valentine

Yesterday Julia showed some beautiful glass heart beads she found recently, and she reminded me that I've been hoarding similar beads for a while now with the intention of making something pretty. Every bead selection I buy seems to have a few hearts in it these days, and I'm not about to complain - we have hearts all over the house: beaded ones, glittery ones, cake tins, bits of fabric ...

So I decided to make a little charm bracelet. See how it sparkles!


And I was so pleased with it I decided to make another one:


I've been wearing them together all day. I think I might do the same again tomorrow, especially if the sun shines again!

22 comments:

  1. Charming! (No pun intended, but I'll leave it anyway...)

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  2. So lovely and sparkly and vintage-y!

    And just checking out your book column: you always read the best books! Didn't you just love I Capture the Castle and Small Island? What did you think of Precious Bane?

    K x

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  3. Very cute! A girl can never have too many hearts.
    D x

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  4. There is something so pleasing about the shape of a heart, don't you think? Your bracelets are lovely - what colour will today's be? x

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  5. really lovely! I'm hopeless I buy beads and never do anything with them......

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  6. Very lovely. Yes toyshop still at Snape maltings. x

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  7. Oooh, they're beautiful Ms. Dotty! Love that starburst in the first pic!

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  8. oooh! I love them! Now all i need is some round nose pliers (and one of those bracelet thingys). GORGEOUS! xx

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  9. They look gorgeous in the sun. I love red and turquoise together and have a couple of bracelets - one red and one blue - that I always wear together. Lovely heart beads too.
    Cathy XX

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  10. What pretty beads and you are clever to make bracelets. Jane x

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  11. Nice work on the bracelets, but also on capturing the sparkle in the photograph!

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  12. Those bracelets are beautiful - though could you bring them to Brum as we're having a cloudy day today :(

    xxx

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  13. what beautiful pictures of some very gorgeous jewellery, perfect for catching a bit of the hesitant spring sunshine!

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  14. Ooooh! Pretty!!!! Want one NOW!

    Locket xxx

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  15. Lovely. Putting those colours together works like a charm.

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  16. Ihad never tried making jewellery but it is on my 'to do' list. I love hearts and the bracelet is fab!

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  18. Very, very pretty...Love those sparkling hearts! Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  19. Very pretty! Let's see what the next colour combinations are.

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  20. I've peeped at these lovely bracelets about three times and been called away by tots before I could comment. I love the light glinting through the little clear heart. I've got some serious competition!

    I'd definitely love to take both you and Gina up on your offers of crochet tutelage. Ace! Emma x

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