Hello strangers!!! You may notice I’ve been a bit quiet the past week. That’s because I was away on a 3-night bead retreat in the Peak District.
I had a fantastic time; it was so good to spend time with people who have similar interests to me. I came home with a head full of ideas and some gorgeous goodies.
Since I haven’t finished all my makes, I thought I’d begin by showing off some beads I got at the retreat, and post my makes later in the week.
When we arrived we were given a retreat bag by Donna at Delicate Sparkles, which contained this lovely summery-coloured bead soup. I didn’t get around to even starting with it yet, but will hopefully get something on the go soon:
I won these gorgeous lampies in a pass the parcel, organised by the über-talented (and generous) Helen at Lala Lampwork Beads. I think they are asking to be made into a bracelet and have some ideas for them already:
The pass the parcel was part of a baby shower we held for one of the group. I also won these lucky dip lampies, which were donated by Lesley at Djinn Rummy (who was also kind enough to take on the driving duties).
I was lucky enough to bag these from the swap table. The colours are very much one of the schemes I’m into at the moment:
If you ever get a chance to go on a Bead Retreat (or any other hobby retreat), I can thoroughly recommend it..
I’ll be back soon to show off some of my makes.