ha!!! after yesterday's creative ridiculousity, i went off in search of some beady mojo. mmm-hmmm, upon return from checking out a couple of classrooms full of twelve year olds, i headed off to my fave poirate's cave (unfortunately sans jack) and.. it felt as comfortable as a bowl of chicken soup. (don't try eating bead soup at home). but oh, it's been so, soooooh long, and i embarrasingly couldn't even recall the name for jewellery wire (which is tiger tail).
so i was looking for some sparkly goodness to make into bracelets for the two littlest lads' teachers cos they've both been so amazing, and general consensus is that a *sparkly bracelet* beats a box of chocolates.
truthfully, i got a bit dazzled by the bright sparklyness. sam's teacher wears a lot of black, but when i spied some lolly beadies i immediately thought how much the kids would *love* them around her wrist... but then after i strung them up, i totally had to kidnap them for moi-self.
cos remember those boiled sweeties from our childhood? totally.
so plan B: a bit of blackity black:
which is black wooden beads hand-holding crystal sparklies. cos we all need a bit of sparkle in every day. i elasticked it, cos people's wrists? rather twick-twick-twick-twick-twicky to get a perfickly perfect measurement for surprises.
and mick's teacher wears pinks and reds, and is a girlie-girl, so thought this would be perfection for her:
fancy a close-up of those lampwork beadies? sensationally fuzzy girlie, huh. but hey, we're rolling and scrolling here:next i made this for woozie (but i can forsee some stealage for moi-self cos it looks fabulous with my chocolate skirt) which mister "Make Sure You Don't Photograph My Face, Mum" modelled. and then i found the last glass heart in my beady suitcase so made this to jshjsh up the teacher-outfits that keep escaping from the wardrobe. yeah, i'm turning a bit goth. oh, and this is Percy, woozie's newest handmade bear, he's a metros*xual, and doesn't mind dressing up all French Organza Goth at all. well he's gotta have SOMETHING to do while she sleeps the day away...