Monday, January 30, 2017

White Purity miracle bracelet

Hello there!😀

When it comes to writing a blogpost i'm in for beads today. Because it was grey and cold outside I am inspired to share my newest beaded fashion gadget with you which is this 'White Purity' miracle bracelet with grey/silver and white beads and organza trimmings. I just love love love to use miracle beads, like the big oval shaped ones in this bracelet. They are so special because when they catch the light there comes a depth in them that is simply magical. You can see it in one of the last pictures when you scroll down.

I used faux pearls, leaves and flowers as well as gold tone findings and finished the bracelet with white organza trimming to give it a bit of a fairy look and feel. I hope you enjoy the eyecandy for today! In the meantime i'm shuffling around with furniture in my craftroom to create a bit more workspace for myself. It's a puzzle when you don't have a lot of room! But i'll get there for sure. Lots of finished projects to still take pictures of as well like tons of earrings and ATC/ACEO cards! When it comes to creating beauty i've been quite occupied with that lately and that's a good sign for me and feels so good! Days fly over like a breath of air and time seems to go faster and faster, pfffff......... 😝I hope you feel good and wish you a wonderful day!

Handmade white charm bracelet with miracle beads by Ingeborg van Zuiden

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy blues in January

Dear reader,

I hope this little blogpost finds you well today! It is cold outside here in the Netherlands! Very foggy cold weather, no sun exposure, everything is grey and snowy, brrrr........... inside it is warm and cozy and that is great for beating the January blues. I happily beated the blues by making some blue toned earrings again and wanted to share them with you today to inspire. Always fun to play around with beads! I just can't get enough of it. My craftroom slowly is transferring into a little shop in the meantime, lol. I just make them for fun purposes. Who knows I can find a great use for them in the future, but for now they will stay on display in my craftroom. I used a mix of beads and charms in my earrings, from acrylic to Swarovski crystal. I am on a budget so have to use budget beads. Wish I could have access to the best of the best materials, but alas......... it's about the design I think. I hope you enjoy my January blues today and feel inspired a bit to start creating some yourself! May God bless you!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sugar snow candy kisses

Dear reader,

My garden is covered with snow! It finally happened this winter here in the Netherlands! We didn't have that many snowy scenes here the past decade. When I was young, in the seventies, snow was much more of a regular visitor here in our little country at the North Sea. But nowadays it's almost rare. A couple of years ago we had two winters that were cold with lots of snow, but aside from those two years it wasn't much to write home about.

So............ Snowy candy kisses from the fairies in my garden are the news of my day! And this time is was quite an amount of the magical white fairy winter dust! I asked my husband to take some pictures of the magical snow in our backyard and of course have to share them with you! It looks like God had an appetite for pancakes and instead decided to first sugarcoat our neighbourhood 😊. It's amazing how snow turns a dull winter garden into magic fairyland! And then to imagine what a beautiful miracle only one little snowflake is! It's God's way of cleaning the air!

"If you go out when it's snowing
And look up at the sky
You'll feel lots of icy kisses
As the snowflakes flutter by"
 (Suzie Bitner)

I hope you'll enjoy!

Rosemary with snow