Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year! (and a new OCC challenge!)

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all have a wonderfully crafty 2016......
And to start us off, there is a new challenge today over at Our Creative Corner!

Make time

Why not promise something good to yourself for the new year's start?

To make more quality time for yourself for example and spend it doing what you love? Creative time is quality time if you listen to your inner voice and follow your own speed instead of listening to the clock ticking and reminding you of deadlines or other duties. Other work will be done so much easier (and faster) after some recreational me-time as it will have fueled up your energy! 

So escape the endless circling and rushing and get yourself in the right mood for some me-time...The mood board we have in store for you could be a good start.

Claudia challenges you to enjoy what you see and let yourself be inspired by it. There is no precise theme to narrow your creativity down - just the colours, shapes, directions, textures and hints of possible themes.

Our sponsor this month is:


Creative Embellishments will be providing a voucher to spend at their store.

So... my contribution to the theme? I decided to have a bit of a change this month, and create a bracelet  using the colour inspiration from the mood board..

I used hand made clay beads, Artisan lampwork beads, along with text beads and ceramic beads thrown in for good measure! All were strung onto waxed lined cord, then secured with a hand forged and antiqued clasp.

I can't wait to see the creations that emerge from your imagination! To link up, please hop on over to the OCC blog post HERE!
Have a great day,
Trish xxx


  1. Wonderful bracelet! Gorgeous colours. Happy New Year! xxx

  2. A lovely bracelet, Trish, so original!

  3. Love your take on the challenge Trish. The beads are gorgeous particularly the text bead (for me). So clever to be able to make jewellery. Happy New Year to you Trish. Julia xx

  4. LOVE your bracelet and the beads you have used, Trish!

    And the clasp is just brilliant! Whoever gets this is so in for a treat! (but then it would also be one to keep for yourself as well, wouldn't it? lol)

    Happy New Year!

    Claudia xxx

  5. FAB bracelet, Trish!! Sooo clever and pretty!! Wear this with pride--YOU MADE THIS!! :) :) Happy New Year to you and yours, Trish!! XOXO-Shari

  6. Hi Trish, I'm not sure I've come to the right point of contact here but I can't find a way to contact you through Craft Stamper. I've just seen that I've been picked in the DT's top 3 and I would love you to send me a button for my blog. Kind regards, Sandma :). Also, I love your bracelet, it's fabulous x


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