From the monthly archives: January 2010

June from Beaujolais Beads has just given me a Sunshine Award! Getting it really is a little bit of sunshine in the day.

June and Ken at Beaujolais Beads produce absolutely gorgeous handmade lampwork beads, always in fresh, incredibly vibrant colours. Just look at these: Sweet Lime (June also makes fantastic chainmaille – award-winning, even.)

Right, so –

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award are:

1) Put the logo on your blog or within your post

2) Pass the award onto 12 bloggers

3) Link the nominees within your post ~

4) Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5) Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So, I’m nominating:

Saffie and Her Blog
Vegan Dog’s Life
Jessamine Designs
Raspberry Rings
All That Sparkles
Kibitz Art Glass
A and R Jewellery
Extra Special Touch
Fickle Moon


I’ve just finished off my last bag of the most perfect chocolate food in the world. It’s very sad :( Mainly because to get more, I have to go through mail order and pay largish postage charges. On the other hand, it’s worth it: it’s akin to a Crunchie, but more chocolatey, more lush, gooier and crunchier all at the same time. And, of course, it’s vegan:
Golden Crunch

The Vegan Store – where it’s sold – is awesome in terms of bringing Cola Bottles and Mini-Eggs to the vegans. It’s expensive, yes, but unfortunately a lot of vegan non-essential foods are too. One of the ‘perks’ of being vegan I guess ;)

Erm…here ends my ode to chocolate.


Hey, I got post today! I’m aware that sounds dull, but when you don’t get any for a while you start to miss it.

My copy of Beads and Beyond came through, and with it, my first appearance in a magazine. That’s actually a giant over-statement: my polymer clay beads, on sale at Big Bead, Little Bead appeared on the B&B Twenty to Make feature as part of an earring pair, but regardless, I was unreasonably pleased!

(They’re number 14 of the Feb 2010 Issue if anyone has a copy)


I’m trying to overcome the urge to unboast right about now, and to do the stereotypically British thing of critizing myself. It’s a hard habit to break, but I have to think of it as marketing :)

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