Saturday, 30 August 2008

BeadyBugs is back with a prize draw!

Yay!!! My hosting company finally managed to repair the elastic band last night, so my little site is finally back up and running. :-) I'm really glad to see it back where it belongs, so in honour of this, I've decided to do a little prize draw. As I'm going through a bobbly bead phase at the moment, I've made another of the blue beads and strung it on a lovely 20" sterling silver medium belcher chain.

If you fancy a chance at winning it, head on over to my homepage and click on the prize draw email link there. Then next friday evening (to give everyone time to enter) I'll pick a name at random and the necklace will be yours!

Have a good weekend!

HP xxx

Thursday, 28 August 2008

T'int back on t'internet yet. ;-)

Well, as you may have gathered if you've tried to visit my site, it's still not been put back where it belongs. My hosting company have had a major hiccup with a server update that seriously knackered the system (technical term ;-) ). They insist they should have everything back up and running soon, fingers crossed it's not much longer. A shame really, I've had faultless service over the last couple of years and they've been great if I've ever needed to contact them. Ho hum - I guess these things happen.

Anyway - I'll keep you posted. Cheers me dears!

HP xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2008


Evening all!

I just thought I'd better pop on and let you know that if you've been trying to access my site today, my hosting company have been doing something clever with servers (winding up the elastic band???) which has lead to some downtime. :-( Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly. I'm just glad I downloaded my entire site the other day, you never know when those gremlins are going to get in and do a bit of chewing. ;-)

No need to worry though, all the beadies are safe and warm and tucked up in their little beady beds, after a long day of skipping through the grass at the local park. Well their little legs were all stiff from sitting on my web pages for so long, so I thought they deserved a day out. Although Bodmin the Badger has come home with something stuck in his fur that not even Cillit Bang will shift!! No idea what he's been up to, naughty boy! LOL! ;-)

Anyway - have a good evening peeps! Fingers crossed my little piece of cyberspace returns soon.

HP xxx

Friday, 22 August 2008

Nobbly Bobbly!

Yes, I know - I've been away from my blog again for too long...thanks Steph for the gentle prod. ;-) Life does have rather a fine knack for getting in the way doesn't it? ;-)

Just a quick one from me as I have to get back to drawing fairies...yes I know...fairies again!! But here's a 'not so little' bead I made for myself a couple of weeks ago just before I went to a party. I got this urge for a blue nobbly bead - like you do - and just had to make one. Anyway - I thought you might like to see it - I know it's not my usual style, but it's the type of bead I first fell in love with and that got me into beadmaking. They are great fun to make, wonderfully tactile, and I might have to make some more.

I hope you like it. Have a good Bank Holiday weekend and I'll be back as soon as I can with some new beadies.

HP xxx

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Spangly Dangly!

Hellooo from me and Milo the silver core Dog!

Yep, I'm still here, I didn't realise it had been that long since I'd blogged again. Oops!...sorry. ;-) And yes the holiday photos are still on the camera, but I've been trying to get a bit of melting done every chance I've had so I can restock my site. I'm getting there, and will be uploading the pages as soon as I can over the next few days - illustration work permitting. But here in the meantime are a few photos to keep you going. Hope you like them.

I've been wanting to make bracelet dangle charms from way before I started silver coring, but never quite got round to it. The silver bails I've used have got 5mm+ holes, so should hopefully fit all of the major bracelet systems, not just the Trollbead ones. There are going to be plenty of bug ones from me, surprise surprise, and I'm rather taken with the first one too, the Jelly Bean dangle. This was born out of a cheesy poof bead I made a while back...yes I me to make a cheesy poof bead! LOL! But I thought it looked really cute and bean-like before I added the enamel cheesy coating, and so the idea was born. I've just 'bean' (*groan*) looking for a way to use them. I'd love a bracelet with loads of different coloured ones on. Mmmmm. :-)

There will also be some new lampwork beads and jewellery too, and I'm still working on the dread beads and fused glass sections which are seriously in need of an update. If anyone finds out where those extra hours in the day have been hidden, could they let me know? ;-)

Have a good week peeps, and don't forget to join my mailing list if you want to be told the instant I update my site. Tara for now!

HP xxx