Saturday, February 24, 2007

Beaded Flower Bookmarker

Yesterday I decided to make a beaded flower bookmarker with some very colourful acrylic flower beads that I bought . Will have to practice a bit more attaching the flowers to the chain, just couldn't get the hang of wrapping the wire. I'm used to doing it Ok with ordinary round beads but with these flower shapes was a whole new kettle of fish for me.
Think I will try and make some charm bracelets as gifts as these acrylic beads are so light. I might even use them on a FUNKY JOURNAL swap that I'm participating in , might even call the journa Funky Flower Power !!!!! LOL.
have a greyt weekend
crafty joan

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I've fallen in love with some charm bracelets made by an e-bay seller in turkey. I just love the way she coordinates the colours with the delicate lucite flowers and beads and by using the lucite, resin and acrylic beads the bracelet is so light. Over the past year I'm starting to have a nice little collection, problem is when I buy them as gifts for others I'm so tempted to keep them for myself!!!!!!!!!!!!.

have a greyt weekend
crafty joan in italy

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

ATCs for a B.Berlin technique swap

These are some ATCs that I made for a swap based on using one or more of Bernie Berlin's techniques from her book.
Had great fun doing them, one is using the metal foil tech, telephone book page tech, and inky layers tech. Vintage collage images are from Artchix studio.
I've decided to take part in another swap where I will have to make I had better go and start.
ciao ciao
crafty joan

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Breast Friend project for JoAnna ( Mosshill)

Hi there,
Well JoAnna Pierotti my American art friend, had her first chemo session the other day but also had a special surprise. In November Lelainia put a call out on her blog calling for artist to make some art for JoAnna so as to make a chunky book and a charm bracelet, well here are the finished items on Lelainia's flickr, this is the slideshow version.
Was a real pleasure to be part of this along with all the other artists and a big thank you to Lelainia for putting the chunky book and bracelet together.
You can also read about it on Joanna's blog too
have a greyt weekend
crafty joan