Dragonfodder Jewellery

Dragonfodder Jewellery

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Yesterday, I felt like I was what I call "phycho", but the full moon was rising, last night it was at 95%.

I took this photo to prove that us Cancerians are affected by the MOON. I'd noticed the moon earlier and decided that was the reason for the wierd feelings I'd had. The photo is just to prove to myself that it was true. The pic never looks as good as the real thing but I'll get what was happening.


Liam's Birthday party, 20110910.

The table setting for the guests.

The cake. Not quite what Joce expected but the cake was very tasty and Liam loved getting his fingers in. Photos to follow another day.
The King for the day at the head of the table. He behaved like a gentleman. Si would have been so proud. We're sure he was watching over Liam & Joce on this special day.

Friday, September 9, 2011


I seem to be on this mission of collecting components for jewellery making. I can't resist buying some things every time I'm in a bead or craft shop. Have to stop, or I'll need to open a shop. My stash is getting ridiculous. What I'm not finding though, are unusual lamp work glass beads. I'm going to have to go on a search. I also want to order some sari silk. I'm so wary of ordering over the Internet. Must use Rich's Blue Bean card and get done with it.

I finished the brown button necklace, which was an order and have decided to let Denise choose which one she wants. The one in cream and brons was done a whole ago.

The choice of brown buttons.
The finished necklace.

Denise's choice.
Forget spring, we've gone straight into summer with temperatures of 30 degrees. Our spring/summer garden is poor. I never planted any bulbs or spring flowering annuals. All we've got is what came up from last year. I managed to pick some flowers for the vase.

I love daffodils and always buy them as soon as I see at the florists. I've tried rather unsuccessfully to grow daffodils, they grow but don't seem to want to flower. Here's my first spring purchase.

As I complained about before, it takes me ages to insert images. Becky sits by me patiently while I'm at the PC. Note that casual stance.

My section of the study. I'm told it's a disaster and when am I going to tidy up.

I have loads of disasters waiting to be sorted out. I'm totally lacking in the organised department at the moment. Not like me really, I was always so together, now I'm all over the place. Feel like I need to be a hermit. Or do we need a holiday, not a good day today.  Maybe I'll just read!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't she just too beautiful. I've got three of this potters plates; goblets and an oil burner. I adore her plates and bowls featuring woman's faces. The faces seem to be saying something? She's hanging in the dining room near the vintage fishing rods and the Bass Richard caught fly fishing years ago.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I have no routine, no two days are alike, nor do I particularly like routine. It can become so boring doing the same thing, at the same time of each day. Joce is doing well and Liam is over his latest teething and rash.
Here's some jewellery I've recently made.

This necklace was made using one of the pendants bought from House of Beads. I used silver and brass metal chain, ceramic and glass beads.
Lindy, my sister gave me 3 strings of lovely shell beads for my birthday. When I have new beads, I'm not always immediately inspired. But I had to use the beads, so I made myself two pairs of earrings using the larger shell beads on silver plated earring hooks. I've showed the opposite side of each pair.

These I made for fun. I've had the porcelain fish for ever. The purchase of the palm tree charms was Joce's idea and the middle set I'd made before and given the earrings away as a gift.
As this design is much admired, I decided to make another one, using another different colourway. The first one was in blues and sat on the shelf for ages. Then I got an order for one in lilacs. This one looks lovely on. Subsequent to taking the pic, I added an extension chain, it gives one a choice of lengths.

I spied the yellow focal bead in one of those mixed packs from Beads Direct. I've teamed it with clear seed beads, a variety of glass beads and a lock and key pendant.

These pics have taken absolutely ages to insert. I have to find a way of speeding things up. I feel lessons on photo shop and around blogging, would help but have no idea where to go.

I've made up the orders for troll bead bracelets and have a strung button necklace to get completed, then I can get back to my designs.

The six polymer clay troll bead bracelets.

A close up of the stunning colours and patterns of the polymer clay troll beads.