Friday, 30 July 2010

Lily Loves.... Followers :D

I have just noticed that I have reached 10 followers on the blog!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all (10) of you :D. I see so many wonderful blogs that I sometimes wonder why anyone would want to follow mine!

Thank you also for all the comments you have added to posts, they really do encourage and are always so supportive :D.

I have a busy weekend ahead but hopefully I will be able to spare an hour or so to make something new. I wasnt able to participate in the last jewellery challenge over on MSE (the retro one) and thought I had missed out on the current challenge but luckily it has been extended! Its has a flowers theme and I have some wonderful beads I could use, now I just need to figure out how to use them!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

Love Lily
x x x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Lily Loves.... Graduation!

I haven't been keeping up to date with my jewellery making and bloging over the last couple of weeks and the main reason is due to my graduation from my Masters degree. I have spent the last 18 months or do studying for a Masters Degree in Statistics from Manchester University and on the 12th of July was my graduation day. I know its not jewellery related but I couldnt resist posting up a few pictures from the day!

The middle picture is of me and my Grandad who came with me to the ceremony. My Dad was at home preparing a wonderful party for me which all my lovely family and friends attended to. I had a wonderful evening and couldnt thankthem all enough for making it so special for me. And one of my favoutire pictures from the day has to be when me and my Grandad decided to dress him up in my hat and gown for a giggle! It suits him don't you think?

Love Lily
x x x

Lily Loves.....Caravans!

At the start of July I headed off to a caravan for a few days with my partner to spend some quality time together. Luckily he let me take my jewellery making kit with me! So I spent some time relaxing and making some new items.

This second bracelet has already been purchased after I placed them on Lily Loves fanpage on Facebook. I love purple so had lots of fun making these bracelets.

I loved this bracelet when I made it but i think the beads were not right for the memory wire and so I thnk I will have to undo this bracelet. I really like the bead combination though so I am going to still use this pattern but in a different way.

This bag charm took quite a while to make as I kept deciding it needed more and more beads! Im thrilled with the result andwill definately be making some more bag charms similar to this. I need to keep an eye out for some very large beads as I think these look very eye catching on bagcharms.

Love Lily
x x x

Monday, 5 July 2010

Lily Loves.... The First Custom Order For Lily

I was asked to make a bracelet for my cousins daughter who was turning 9 last week. The brief was pink and girly! I ordered some child sized memory wire and got to work on my girly bracelet. Im an absolutely girly girl myself so already had lots of lovely pink beads to use for the bracelet. After I had finished it struck me how small the bracelet was so I decided to make a matching bracelet with the larger sized memory wire and then my cousin could choose which size she felt was best. She chose the larger size and tells me that her daughter, aptly names Lily, loved it!

Unfortuantly in my excitement at having my very first custom order I completely forgot to take a picture of the makes which my camera, luckily I had taken one with my phone but that means its not a very good quality picture.

I am off to spend some quality time with my OH this week and to enjoy some relaxing days. However I have persuaded him to allow me to bring my jewellery making kit with me so hopefully I will be able to spend some quality time making some new items too!

Have a wonderful week everyone

Love Lily
x x x