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Chainmaille bracelet fun

I bought this chainmaille bracelet kit from Beadsisters when I was at the Scottish Bead Fair last weekend. I am finally back home (I didn't take my pliers to Scotland with me!) so I was able to make it. It took me a little while to get into the pattern (although it is an 'easy' pattern!) but I have enjoyed doing it. It is very effective and I love the coloured jump rings that Beadsisters sell. I suspect I shall be buying some more kits. But I'll stick to the easy ones for now!

Getting to Edinburgh from Perth - via Dundee!

I had hoped that I would be able to go to the Scottish Bead Fair, held in Perth this month. However, I wasn't too optimistic as I do live in London! However, my family and I had booked to go to Edinburgh festival for a week and this coincided with the Bead Fair! My Dad drove us all to Perth. We got a little lost and I was a bit later than I'd hoped. I wanted to do a class I'd seen on the Bead Shop Edinburgh website. I turned up to it 10 minutes late, without a place booked. The class was fully booked but one person hadn't turned up so the lovely Jen let me join! I managed to catch up pretty well and make this beautiful birds nest necklace. I had my first taste of chainmaille.

I was very pleased. While I was at the class my family drove back to Edinburgh to pick up my brother and his fiancĂ© at the airport. I browsed around the fair and bought a few lovely pieces including my first chainmaille bracelet kit from Beadsisters and some beautiful glass beads from Louise Nelson

Felt bangle

I've been awol for a bit, sorry about that. It's been pretty hairy at work for a few weeks. Anyway, I spent today firing jewellery and doing a bit of enamelling. It's a bit dark for photos but I'll give it a go tomorrow.
What I wanted to tell you about is this fab bangle I bought. I got it through a BNR on Etsy last weekend from Rebecca's Emporium. I am so pleased with it, it's really striking. I have problems with buying bangles but Rebecca made it larger.

This is from the same shop and I think it is rather cute as well. And I also got a sale from the BNR which was great!

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