Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Looks like rain

I'm loving using murrini in my beads at the moment, they're going in everything! When I was thinking of a name for this bead, I looked at the murrini and immediately thought of umbrellas, with the swirly frit looking like driving it just had to be called 'Rainstorm' (especially with the weather being the way it is at the moment!).

 Rainstorm is on Etsy now, along with a few other murrini beads :o)

Sunday, 13 May 2012


So following on from my last post, I decided to have a go at re-photographing some of my more camera shy beads that are on Etsy at the moment. These are the beads that look gorgeous in the flesh, but fade into boring nothingness the moment I point a camera at them. And lets face it, you only want to buy pretty beads, right?!

Here are some of the results...

And the secret? They were photographed in a bowl of water :o) All this does is to cut out the reflections, but it's amazing the difference it's made!

You will need to watch out for floating cat hairs and drowned insects though...

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Unloved beads

I love this bead...just a simple fritty focal, in one of my favourite colour combinations; pink and orange. It has been languishing on eBay for quite a while though, because it appears that no-one else loves it as much as I do :o(

This bead is also on the 'unloved' list, despite being one of my favourite moon beads.

I know that sometimes a photograph just doesn't do a bead justice, which is one of the most frustrating things about selling online. However, sometimes it seems that some beads are just destined never to find a home, which is disappointing when I am convinced of their loveliness! But well, I can't do much apart from keep relisting them and hope that eventually  they'll sell...although sometimes I figure that I'm obviously meant to keep them, so they end up staying with me ;)

So if you'd like to give either of these lovely beads a home, pop over to eBay now!