Oh that was a good Saturday. Even if it did mean leaping out of bed at normal midweek hour to scamper off to pick up Monica and then drive towards the big smoke. See, we had a special day at Kristina's organized. A day with Val and Tracy too, learning new crafty tricks from Emma of Silverpebble.
I've always loved the things Emma makes (especially this one), but I had no idea that she was such a jewellery making tutor extrordinaire. She allowed us to rifle through all her treasures (housed in the cutest little patty pan tins) and showed us how to bend wire and headpins and then let us run riot.
Having never tried beading before, I didn't know what to expect, but I think I might be investing in some teeny pliers and cutters. Because it was seriously good fun. The quirkier items called to me most.
Who could resist the teeniest of tiny silver keys and a bead with words (especially one which spells out 'very bad word')
Difficult to remember when I was last so thrilled with the results of a morning's work. And there was more fun to be had as we headed off to lunch at Petersham.