Sunday, 11 December 2011

Thanks and technical apologies!

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to everyone who's bought some of my new beads, and for all the lovely emails. I'm SO chuffed you still like my little creations after all this time, and it's been so great to hear from you. :-)

And apologies for whatever seems to be going on with my website, it keeps disappearing from view every now and then. No idea why??? Typical though, the one day it would be nice if it worked, it throws a wobbler. Please keep trying though if it misbehaves, it only seems to go off for a few minutes. Technology eh??!!!

Have a great sunday.

HP xxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Is there anybody out there?

Hello all!

Gosh, yes, I know it's been a while, I don't know if anyone still pops over here, but howdy *waves* if you do! Apologies for the lack of beady activity, but work and various other stuff has kept me rather busy of late.

I've really missed melting stuff and communicating with all my beady mates. I hope you like my new creations, hopefully there will be more of them soon, as I didn't half enjoy making this lot and I've got lots of new ideas buzzing around my head. And you 'might' have noticed I did get rather carried away with ratty beads and my very bright moroccan inspired ones, but sometimes you just have to go where the mojo takes you. :-)

Have a wonderful week beady peeps, and I promise I'll try to be a better blogger!! :-)

Lots of best wishes,
Helen x

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Just a quickie!

Morning all!

I just thought I'd better let you know, that I'm heading off for a couple of weeks R&R. :-) I hope you have a good time in my absence, and hopefully there will be some new beads after I return.


HP xxx

Friday, 15 May 2009

Something for the weekend!

Hi all!

Gosh, another week just hurtled by and another weekend's upon us!

Speaking of weekends, I thought you might like to see what I got up to during the last one. I spent a wonderful day with my friend Angela, who is the lovely lady I had a silversmithing lesson with a few months ago. We spent the morning working on some photography for her website. Then in the afternoon I was a very lucky bunny, and Angela showed me some of her more advanced silversmithing techniques. And (with LOTS of help cos I'm such a silver newbie) I created this zingy bezel set sterling silver ring from scratch, featuring one of my handmade lampwork cabs. It was great fun, and I learnt so much, thanks Ange! I can't wait to break the silver out again and have another go. :-)

And just in case you aren't familiar with Angela's beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery, here is one of the photos she took after she let me loose on her photographic setup. ;-) I love this pendant especially, and can assure you it's even more stunning in real life! If you get chance, I'm sure she won't mind if you pop over to her site for a nosy.

On a slightly more boring technical note, there appears to have been progress on my email problems. My ISP seems to think they've sorted it thank goodness, and at least I've not had any more delayed-bouncy-error-type-thingies...(technical term)...over the last few days. Woohoo! ;-)

Righty-ho I'd best go and get myself sorted, cos I'm heading off into the wild blue yonder for a few days. So as usual, any emails, orders or queries will be answered after my return next weekend. Have a good one peeps!!

HP xxx

Friday, 8 May 2009

Techno troubles!

Evening all! I hope you're looking forward to a good weekend!

I just thought I'd better let you know that I've been having major email troubles over the last couple of days. So if any of you are wondering why I haven't got back to you over the last few weeks about something, or you didn't get my last Beady Bulletin, I did send it, it's possibly just bouncing around in the ether somewhere like a little lost pigeon???

I started getting weird Mail Delivery Failures yesterday, of emails I sent (in some cases) weeks ago! I've no idea why, and after 40 minutes mainly on hold to a chuffing helpline, I'm still no nearer a solution. It doesn't seem to be just my website that's affected, it's my work email too, so I'm assuming it's my ISP and I'm hoping they can get to the bottom of it soon!!!

Sincerest apologies to any of you that have missing emails. I do appear to be receiving emails ok, it's the sending bit that seems to be the problem. :-(

Anyhoo - fingers crossed it gets sorted soon - I'll let you know. Have a good one!

HP x

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Away to the hills!

Evening all! I hope you've all had a good week? Not much to report on the beady front at the moment unfortunately, as I've been rather busy, but I'm hoping it won't be long. In the meantime, here's a little bead I've been intending to make for ages, and finally got round to the other day. I hope you like him - meet Percival Panda.

He has a slightly wonky bottom unfortunately, and I still have to work on the positioning of his black and white bits, so he's gone to live on my bracelet. :-)

I hope you've got some good plans for this Bank Holiday weekend? It will probably involve wellies and a brolly if you're going out, but whatever you do, I hope you enjoy it! I'm off to a friend's place for a few days, so I will answer any emails when I get back next week.

Have fun, and don't dance around too many May poles...makes ya kinda dizzy. ;-)

HP xxx

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

I've been a whittlin'!

Morning all! I hope you had a good Easter Bank Holiday, and haven't overdone the chocolate...if that's possible? Mmmm Green and Blacks, it was a tough day. LOL! ;-) And on a chocolatey note, I don't know if any of you watched Willie Harcourt-Cooze's program about his wonky chocolate factory, but I so want to try some! Anyone out there sampled it yet?

Anyway - just a few little teasers for all my lovely blog readers, to let you know I've been at my torch and kiln again and have made some new goodies. There are lots of new silver cores, dread beads, and a few lampwork beads (including a rather overdue easter set, oops), and even some new jewellery too. There's the large blue disc silver core pendant (pictured above) that I've rather fallen in love with. It has a handmade silver bail that lets the bead hang flat on a chain, whilst allowing it to spin round freely. Oh and some little silver cupcake earring studs too for all you cupcake fans out there.

Righty-ho, I should be updating my site at some point over the next day or 2, depending on how long all the pesky web work takes. And as usual, I will send out an email to let all you folks on my mailing list know when I've updated.

Have a great tuesday!

HP xxx