Christmas Catch Up!

I sold a number of stars and baubles this year and put the rest up on my Christmas trees on Christmas day.

We had our McNeill family Christmas party at our house this year, though it was only a small one as some of the aunts, cousins and second cousins were away this year.

One of my young second cousins found me in my studio at the end of the night and was super impressed by all of my beadwork which was lovely so I pulled out several pieces and some of the moving work. He really loved the mirrors as much as I do so I will really have to work with them more next year.

Now here is one cool design by Hookin to the beat. I brought this pattern on etsy as a part of a set of five Nightmare before Christmas designs as my Best friend Zoe loves Nightmare before Christmas.
I wasn’t 100% sure she would love the star so I only made the one up, but she want’s Sally and the Grinch so I am really glad I made it finally.

It is a lot bigger than the stars I usually make and took about 2 and a half days to make.

I also wanted to show off the pink jellyfish I made as a custom order, it was a present for someone so I had to wait until after Christmas to post it as I didn’t want to ruin their surprise.

It took a lot of beads to make, like a lot. It is surprising just how many beads went into the frill alone. But it looks good so I am happy with it.

I did also start a purple one so the person who order it could chose between them but I had underestimated the amount of beads needed and will have to order more to finish it off.

This jellyfish also took me about 2 and a half days to make so I don’t think I will be making many to sell, at least not the large frilly ones.

Mum had some Telsta points to burn as they were apparently going to expire so we got a few things with them including a mini Instax camera, which I took photos of the whole household and Anita for my cork board. I even managed to get a photo of Andy, though he wasn’t impress when the flash went off.

They boys tried to find him at Christmas but he was hiding like usual.

I have almost filled up the cork board all ready, it has more shapes on it now, for inspiration and some ones I designed (not the ones in the photo they are all ones I have found) and some of the designs I have drawn up.

On boxing day I brought 2 more toho dress kits

and a co2 laser cutter and engraver, so that I can make wooden ornaments, earrings and keyrings while I am beading. And I got my self a lego London Skyline since I have visited London and the lego Pyramid was still a bit to expensive to buy.

hum other than that I have been making baubles and stars to sell next year and as I mentioned in my last post I have been working on a mock-up for the international project which I will do up its own post for when it is finished.

well, it is already the afternoon so I might get cracking with some beadwork. I hope everyone has a fantastic new year. Louise

Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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