Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW 139!

That time of the week again folks! The mammoth blog hop around the crafty desks of the world!!!
Hop on over to out hostess with the mostess Julia and join in the fun!
My desk this week is my jewellery desk.......
I have been asked to design for a textile jewellery book, so I'm in the process of trying out a few ideas. The felt heart/bead combo will probably end up strung onto olive (or teal, not sure yet) ribbon! Everything else on there is a jumble from other projects and designs I'm working on. I have a selling event looming so I'm trying to build up a bit of stock.....cue arty pic of a load of this weeks bracelet designs..
As you can see, whether its arty stuff or jewellery, colour is my 'thing' !! Don't do subtle, not really!
My jewellery desk is in my studio along with everything it is in relation to the stamp wall I showed you last week....
See the felt hearts etc in the foreground?! For those that wondered about my unmounted stamp collection...yes its much bigger than the mounteds! All the pink file folders you see under the counter each represent a stamp company...each is very full and they carry on out of sight to the right! Clear stamps, not so many.They live in the wicker basket you can see on top of the file folders. Last week, you may remember the blue discs I was turning into my workshop sample? Well, it ended up like this....
Inspired by all those spool designs you see out there, but all cut by me rather that using lots of pre done product. Whilst the ready made stuff is fab, when you're designing for a workshop cost comes into play big time. No point in charging the earth for the class to include expensive kit if you can make it yourself. In my experience the lower the class cost, the more students you attract! Die cut circles, and the tube is a cardboard tube that is normally used to pack fireworks in! yes really! if you search for 'pyro tubes' on Ebay, you'll see what I mean. Cheap as anything and do exactly the same job!
This workshop is scheduled for Saturday 18th February, there are still spaces available!!!
Phew, long post this week! Off to peruse all the desks now......
Love Trish xxxx



  1. Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too. Yes, colour is definitely your thing and I like the way your spool has turned out!
    Neil #48

  2. The sample is fab, love the colours just yummy!!! Nd gret idea for making your own kit, will get on eBay!!!!fab hugs trace x no53

  3. Wow! Your desk is a display of creative efficiency and amazing colour. Love the felt beads and all the others. It looks a fab space in which to craft!
    JoZarty x

  4. LOVE the colours you've used on your 'spool'! Just so yummy!

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie x

  5. What wonderful colours! Such a pretty item and a wonderful work area.

  6. What a fab space, love the butterfly disc stand. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

  7. I love your butterfly spool, its stunning and such gorgeous colours. A fab, fun, creative space :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

  8. Lovely stuff with you on the colours, very drawn to your beautiful photos! Must be quite calming to do jewellery, after all, you have at least to sit still!!

  9. Wow you have a fabulous craft space. Tracy x

  10. wow fab craft area, i love all the beads

    Anne-marie x no 136

  11. Stunning - the butterfly/flower stand - i love it and it is amazing that you did that all!!! brilliant - I want to come and play in your studio, it looks amazing! Hope you have a great week Lou @26

  12. Wow!! What a gorgeous space...I think I have craft room envy! lol.

    Hope you are well and looking forward to seeing the finished jewellery. :)
    Love Emma xx

  13. Absolutely stunning love the colour combo .Those flowers are beauties.At first thought they were studio art parts like some i received for my birthday.But good on ya i love it when we can create and recycle!
    Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 55

  14. Your flowers are Stunning, just love the colours, great crafty space, have a good week, Hugs May x x x

  15. Nothing wrong with a bit of colour Trish, in fact it all looks fabulous. Great beady ideas, love the bead storage and really like the wider studio view this week. Great spool, and yes, if you can make it yourself and it's cheaper and just as good then go for it.

    Brenda 115

  16. Yummy, scrummy beads - love the colours!! I'd be quite happy spending some time riffling through you collection. It would keep me quiet for a mean feat, ask Julia! LOL
    And I love your teal greeny bluey spool sculpture, very pretty and admirable that you did everything from scratch :D
    Hugs, LLJ #68xx

  17. wow, your studio is amazing and those bracelets are so pretty!
    Have a great week!
    Happy WOYWW Debxx #8

  18. Just the colours of/on your workdesk are mouthwatering! LoVe, LoVe, LoVe your stamp display ... in fact, LoVe your whole workroom! Debbie #84

  19. Oh my goodness--I just LOVE all of your work and that butterfly stand is stunning. I'm a new follower!

  20. great looking crafty space! Love the jewelry designs and that butterfly spool is awesome. Congrats on cutting and making the design up yourself instead of using ready made parts. I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

  21. Those blue and green felted hearts are so pretty. Those are the colours of my dear friends wedding decorations! Such pretty colours. i will send her off to your blog to check them out!

  22. Your studio is HUGE! Oh how I dream of such a space! Thanks for visiting me for WOYWW. It was my first time but, you girls really know how to make a girls feel welcome! And as to you use of color... it is refreshing to see it especially in the grey winter. Have a great weekend. Charlene

  23. Lovely jewellery my fav colours as well teal and olive. thanks for visiting me I'm a bit behind in my return visits!

    Hugs Pam x

  24. I Love beading although mine is stristly used on my cards, and I love your craft space, it's so bright and open! Joined your blog! waving hi from the hills of NC :)

  25. Love the stand, and I so agree with you about making stuff as cheaply as possible, rather than expensive kits.Have a great week( whats left of it, lol) Shaz

  26. great workroom, where does it end? It looks huge. I love the stand ,so much better to make your ownthat's what it is all about. I think it would make a great hat LOL
    thanks for sharing
    janet #6

  27. Your studio looks so bright & airy, lovely. And I love your spool art thingy!
    I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - not even half way through yet!



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