Welcome to my wonderful world of handmade lampwork beads and handcrafted jewellery .

I enjoy making handmade beads that are not mass produced and have that original feel and look. As my beads are not mass produced not every bead is the same and can vary ever so slightly . This is why I feel excitement each time I melt glass as each time is like the first time. Any imperfections are stated in my descriptions so buyer please be aware .

Enjoy looking at my beads.
It is our imagination that lets us create these wonderful designs.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Gypsy Queen Bracelet

I wanted this for myself , but yet again I made it too big for my wrist. Teeny Tiny wrist you see !!! So this will be going in the Etsy shop soon. It will fit 7 inch wrist and is made with an extending chain. 

Thursday, 28 July 2011


So after another Etsy sale off to the USA ..... Thank you dear customer ..

 6 weeks after I asked the husband to design my banner . We now have one on the way. Well in 21 ( snail mail ) days...... I will .

Picture will follow ...................

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

First Craft Fair As One Silly MOO and in ENGLAND

One Silly Moo's first table in England .

So the event was at Stockports Handmade Market .. Was I nervous ummmm YES of course but at least I knew what to do. Shetland Fairs gave me the experience of what to expect , Good & Bad ...... So I was not expecting to make many sales it was more getting myself out there !!!!!!

I really enjoyed the day , the market will expand each month with promotion and word of mouth that it is open. But I have to say I took a book expecting to be reading it and I did not even make a full page . I may not have had mind blowing sales but the traffic and comments were positive . So as far as I am concerned a ruddy good start ........... And a massive thank you to a friend and her daughter who brought me a hot cup of tea and food supplies ........

So ideas for September Fair is now leaflets, Banner and Display oh and of course stock that would help.

For future events   please come along and spread the word.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Kicking and Screaming

All of you who know me will know I really do not like social networking sites ( face book , twitter etc ) .

Well I have joined after alot of moaning and being told off by my dear friend in Shetland and her giving me the what I have to do and what I already have done wrong when setting up this Facebook thing.

What I wanted it for was to get this ONE SILLY MOO out there , beads, jewellery the lot.

What I did wrong was set up a personal page first . Mistake number 1.

Mistake number 2 - Link yahoo to Face book ( did not read or just clicked buttons ) hence friend from Shetland telling me off ( face slap down the phone ) .

So after alot of kicking, screaming, deleting face book , starting it back up again, deleting again, starting back up again. Wiping off my etsy logo / shop as I have no idea what I am doing with this Face book thing at all.

Is it me or is Face book really pants to use !!!! See slagging it off already .......... Some things will be harder too break.

So after alot of moaning shall I say .

I hopefully am on Face book as ONE SILLY MOO shown here.

Along with a link to my etsy shop !!!!!!!!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Whilst the sun is shining

I have said before that sets are not my thing. Not that I will not be able to do a set the same in time , no that's not the problem here. Far from it . I do 2 or maybe 3 beads the same , then get bored and something else pops into my head. I enjoyed my full 8 hours in the pink room yesterday, free form beading or " the organic look" . Whatever you choose to call those days where you just put colours together to see if they work. Beads are not level or perfect , they are free hand . No rollers or bead presses to help get that " perfect " look. 

No the days I enjoy the best are the free form days, where anything goes !!! 

Shape , style , colour ............ Anything goes .... ...

                                                              And if it doesn't .........

                                                       You always have tomorrow.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Just a little bit more

A few more designs over the weekend . Need to get cracking as I only have a few weeks until my first market fair in England !!!!!!! So if you are passing by then come along to Stockport's Handmade Market on the 24th July ( Sunday ) 10am til 4pm and it is indoors !!!. This event is organised by and is every 4th week of the month. So come along and give us your support.

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Humble Bumble Bee Look

I had not put these colours out when I started this morning, knowing I only had a few hours to get some beading in until the sun hit the shed full on and I melted, I had already put colours out ready to start. Having made only one bead in the colours I had chosen. I had a Eureka moment due to the sunshine and seeing the lovely Humble Bumble Bee buzzing about in our garden. I changed colours and bead these beads below. And I know these wonderful bees do not have Polkas , so stringer control will be next on my hit list to try .

Meanwhile enjoy the sun and warmth & happy beading if you can !!!!