Skip to main content

Beadhaul June box review

Another month (two actually) and it's time for a Beadhaul box! The theme of this box? Pastel Fantastic!

This is a picture of all you get in the box.

The description of the box - I have to admit I had my reservations about pastel.

Rose gold jump rings. Nice addition - it's a colour I don't have.

Acrylic cubes - don't really like these.

A silver plated enamel chain.

Rose gold eye and head pins - nice that they included both.

A gold plated bracelet chain - pleased that we have a bracelet chain

A copper ball chain - love these things.

Ice cream charms - another thing I don't really like. That being said, I do have an idea of how to use them for somebody else. Truth be told, if I liked everything in every box I'd never gift any jewellery to others!

Crystal glass bicone beads

Natural grade B agate. Beautiful colour and a nice weight to them.

Earring hooks - never get enough of these.

Velvet necklace - never thought the findings could be pastel! Cool idea.

Japanese twisted bugle glass. These are pretty and reflect the light well.

Balloon charms - love these! Look vintage and will be made into a pair of earrings. I love all things hot air balloon.

Robots - so cute!

Enamel triangle charms - couple of them are pushing it a little on the pastel thing, but doesn't matter because they are lovely.

Enamel clock connector - makes me think of Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if I could incorporate this into a headband/hair accessory?

Wooden chevrons. This is the modern part of pastel they were talking about and it's brilliant. Fresh and vibrant, they would make beautiful geo style jewellery. I can see a few necklaces here.

Wooden triangles - they have a tutorial with these that I may copy.

Last but not least, another wooden chevron and a wooden zigzag. Both a great addition to the box.
First thoughts are positive, aside from a few items which I have mentioned. I think that the balance of findings vs themed items are better in this one than the last one. Basically, the more charms the better!
Before I sign off, here is where I am on the Middle Earth stitch. I'm on holiday till 1st July so it's back to the Disney stitch after that.
Happy crafting!


Popular posts from this blog

Feminine doesn't have to be pink

I was making a Christmas present for somebody the other day and I got an email from That's Crafty for their latest challenge, which is feminine, so I decided to enter it into it. I'm also going to enter it into Finnabairs denim journal challenge using blue as my inspiration.

I started off with a plain wooden chest of drawers, coating it with white gesso then with tissue paper. After it was dry I inked it with distress pads and coated it with crackle texture paste. The interesting thing here is that I then had to take away the wooden lines between the drawers as the glue had swelled them so they wouldn't fit!! Lesson learned.

This is one side. I used some Docraft Parisienne blue paper for the 'blue' of the box, using a thinlits mixed media die to make a negative image and allow the tissue to shine through. The panel was inked with walnut stain on the side. Finally I cut some flowers and butterflies out, adding a gem in the middle of each flower.
This is the top. S…

A new challenge

Not crafty related which is why it's in a separate post. When I mentioned about not decluttering in a recent post it got me thinking. When I have been successful in completing something it's because I have broken it down into manageable chunks, so I have decided to attack decluttering using the same method. So, from now until the day I can't decide what to get rid of, I will be getting rid of one item a day. Here are the rules.

1. It cannot be food - obvious reasons there
2. A photo must be taken of said item - there are exceptions to this rule. I am not going to subject you to a picture of my old underwear should that be an item I get rid of.
3. Once chosen I cannot change my mind - this is relevant when I am in the middle of filling up a bag to give to charity. I cannot dig through it, once an item is in there, there it stays.
4. I must explain here where I got it (if I remember) why I am getting rid of it and where it is going.

So, with that in mind here are the first i…

Time! Look where we are...

Wasn't going to post anything today, then I decided that it's been ages since I've entered a challenge! So I looked around and found That's Crafty were hosting a challenge with the theme of time. So here is my entry to that. See if you can spot the time link...

Got it yet? I decided to celebrate my favourite Time Lord, Doctor Who! (The Eleventh incarnation to be precise)
The star is symbolic of Galifrey. It's chipboard, painted with tarnished brass distress paint, stickled with the same colour, then edged with weathered wood distress pad. The blue symbols are foil, embossed and sanded. The embossing folder just reminded me of Galifreyan writing!

The background is clocks *(not sure but I think it's a Docraft set) to which I inked the edges in weathered wood and added some remnant rub ons.

Bow tie. Cos bow ties are cool! This was made from Sew Lovely paper.

You can also see a shrink plastic keychain Tardis here, complete with bead sonic screwdriver and key. Cos e…