Wednesday, May 5

The missing link and WOYWW (sort of)

It's Wednesday, but hopefully you already know that! Wednesday's mean having a nosey at other peoples work spaces courtesy of Julia. Mine has changed little since last week particularly on the neatness front. So instead of the same picture of the leaning tower of craft (see last Wednesday's blog post if you're that desperate to judge me on my mess) I have gathered on the bed the things I will hope to be working on today.
There's the frame which has moved on a stage since its last showing and has now been inked and sprayed. Some images I am colouring for a project to give to the Pickle - the project is in the envelope on the left, only painting completed so far.

I'm not entering very many challenges this month as Scrap-a-mia will be upon me before you know it and I still have pictures and ATCs to prepare. I have my colourful instructions out and have filled a bag to bursting with craft stuff to take but I think I will revise it as I have been very 'cardmaking' in my thinking and I need to think 'scrapbook and mini books'.

Yesterday's jewellery shot showed several projects in the making - when will I ever just work on one thing until it is done? Never, I say (any family reading this should now make comparisons to Dad and his DIY). The necklace I did finish has an unusual link on it.
Its had 3 incarnations, 1st as a choker which I hated cos it throttled me, then as a chain because I couldn't make the link work and finally I achieved a Byzantine link! Nothing to do with last week's Dr Who but a form of chain mail that you make yourself from a handful of jump rings. Was very pleased with the final link it took much swearing and dropping of the whole thing. However, not so pleased with the butterfly underneath. It is drilled too wide for a pin and needed a seed bead to hold it on but now it looks like a little yellow butterfly poo! I feel a 4th incarnation coming on for that one, maybe it is like Dr Who after all.

Just before I go ........ there are a couple of new giveaways listed on the sidebar if you fancy your chances. Just click on the pictures and they should take you to the blog concerned.

** Kate **

27 comments:

Vicki said...

ooh i like the misted frame - it's pretty - the colour is fantastic too xxx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

beautiful necklace, I adore the colour, is it enamel??? the links are very unique! have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Wipso said...

I really love what you've done with that frame.
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

oooo I am liking the Byzantine wotsit ... the frame looks fab too!

Nine said...

I like this ! See you next week ;-D

Sue said...

fabby images there, luv the frame,pretty stone luv the colour, sue,x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I think the butterfly necklace is beautiful.
The Tilda's look great too.
Clare x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the pirate images. Fabulous necklace :)
Anne x

Candace said...

Stamping looks reallt good and I love the frame you have altered

Take care

Can x

Jan said...

very pretty projects and I like your blog header.

Julia Dunnit said...

No, I didn't think poo when I saw it, I thought about extra beady embellishment! Love the whole byzantine thing - swearing I totally get - too fiddly for my tantrum levels!!

Shirl said...

I also love your blog header quote - so true.

Handmade with Love said...

I love your necklace, the butterfly is really pretty and the chain is very unusual too! Have a great week! Tracey x

She said...

Beautiful necklace. Have a good week. S x

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love the necklace is beautiful and the frame is gorgeeous x

Pascale said...

I hope you had fun working on your products a lovely selection of goodies to be working with hugs Pascale

Angie said...

Used to dabble a bit with Jewlery years ago ...such fun . I LOVE your 3rd incarnation.....I also think your frame is beautiful...I wonder how it will turn out...cant wait.

Mummylade said...

I like the links!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your frame and that necklace is gorgeous. Great stash on that bed. Tracy Evans x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that frame as it looks gorgeous already!

xx

Cardarian said...

Lovely frame, nice snoop! Thank you!
Cardarian

jude said...

Your frame is beautiful cant wait to see the end creation.Love the coloured images on your desk also.Sorry didnt get time to pop by yesterday.Have agood day
happy crafting jude:)

Julia said...

Gorgeous frame on your bed and the necklace is stunning. Jay xx

Sue from Oregon said...

love your project and your necklace is so pretty!

Tonje said...

Love your frame, like to see what you make of it. Your necklace is beautiful!!

Paula Gale said...

love the necklace - not least because its my fave colour... well done...

Looks like you had plenty to do on Wednesday - but i'm only just here cos this is my first proper bloghop in over 2 weeks, I will have to come back and catch up with your other posts when i'm all up to date.

Thanks for hopping over to my blog though and leaving your kind words...

Take care

Paula x x x

Glen said...

Am loving lime at the mo, so your butterfly is on my 'wish list'! :) Your frame is pretty too. TFS. ~Glen~