From the monthly archives: March 2011

Well, do ya?

It’s this: Swedish Glace vegan vanilla ice cream, sandwiched between two Rich Tea biscuits. I can’t describe how glorious it is. Actually, I can; it’s… very glorious.

And yes, there are vegan Rich Tea biscuits, and they’re in a supermarket, namely Sainsburys. Now I know big supermarkets are often bad news, but surely a supermarket which offers many, many vegan biscuits and snacks, and labels its vegan products, can’t be *all* bad.


I’m one of those silly people who think that because they know about something, everyone else must have found out about it beforehand *rolls eyes*

To counter that, I’m doing a short post about the Frit-Happens Forum Team, a community-based Etsy team centered around glass artistry and jewellery that is handmade primarily in the UK (although some other countries are represented too). It’s a pretty great team, filled with lots of loveliness to look at including artisan lampwork beads, jewellery, and other glassy items, as well as silver findings perfect for finishing handmade jewellery.

So please check into Etsy and tap ‘fhfteam 2011′ into the search box, and I’m sure you’ll find a cornucopia of British prettiness *G*

(Although I’m a member, I’m not a glass-seller, so this post isn’t as biased as it seems :D )


This is the biggest news for this blog for a while. Are you excited yet?

You shouldn’t be – I’m just announcing that my beads actually have their own, proper, grown-up website. It’s very exciting for me though, because it’s like having a little house on the internet that I can decorate and faff around with at last. Yay! Not all my Etsy stock is up there yet, but there is enough to look at if you’d like to visit :D

I went with a hosting site that proclaims it’s eco-friendly – at the very least, trees will be planted while my site is being hosted (I don’t know how enviromentally sound the principle is, but it’s a start).

Unfortunately their web templates were odd, so I’ve built it myself. Fortunately there are programs out there that will write the HTML code for you, so I only had to do a bit of coding and make custom buttons for my Paypal cart.

I keep going to look at ‘cos I love it so much *G*

IMG_4103 by Elel Jewellery
IMG_4103 a photo by Elel Jewellery on Flickr.


First things: I’ve had a lot of Bead Soup lately, and I still have quite a few helpings left to go! I had to take a bit of time off the computer, so I haven’t managed to go round all the blogs, but I’m trying to work in little bits to get to them all. So if you get a comment in the middle of June about your Bead Soup piece(s), it’s just me *G*

Second things: I’ve set up a few ‘pages’ at the top of the blog that are commentless versions of some posts I thought needed a more prominent link, like an FAQ, and the Vegan Craft Supplies list. Speaking of that, I’m always looking for suggestions about products that need to be checked, particularly because I’m not a multi-crafter, and don’t know all the supplies needed for some crafts. There’s a link for where to leave a comment in the page at the top (and I’ll give you credit for the lead as a thanks)

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