Saturday, 18 June 2011

Baubles, Bangles and Beads

At our Young Embroiderers meeting today we had lots of fun wet felting and made felt beads. There was also some blowing of bubbles and flicking of soap suds but we won't mention that! The morning was spent making stockpiles of beads and after lunch we put them together to make various items of jewellery.


Some of the girls decided to make anklets as modeled by Imogen above and Abigail below.


Amun declined to model her beautiful necklace, which was stunning.


 Here's Bluebell modelling hers... which matched her top beautifully.


Another anklet by Francesca


A bracelet from Heather

 A choker style necklace from Hannah


Shaan make a necklace that also matched what she was wearing perfectly.

 And Sophie made a colourful choker too.


Rhian made a bracelet and had enough beads left for a matching necklace. As ever it was a super day...  girls, Mums and helpers... thank you!


We've also had another birthday this week which of course has meant another cake because apparently you are not too old for a birthday cake even when you are fifty something...


Happy Birthday Stewart!

It was just what I needed after a day playing with soapy water.

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Stewart, your cake looks lovely!
    Those anklets and necklaces are smashing, seems that you all had a lovely time. I like the colours chosen. I like Abigail's shoes too.

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day (and I'm so glad that you mentioned the suds and bubbles!)

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  3. Happy Birthday Stewart - yummy cake! What a clever lot those Young Embroiderers are. All those bracelets, anklets and necklaces look so good. They must all be so pleased with what they made.

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  4. Oh, how fab - but rats, I meant to bring the smaller one along and I totally forgot to check the date with you.

    Happy Birthday Stewart!

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  5. What a talented bunch you have in Cambridge EG! And no one is ever to old for a Birthday Cake!

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  6. That sounds like a great deal of fun, lucky girls! So does the cake!!!

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  7. they all look super, what a lovely day you all haf!
    xxx

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  8. A fantastic project for the YE, They would all have gone home happy with their work.

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  9. Loving seeing all of this. Such lovely colours and fun items to have made. Hope Birthday Boy had a great day.

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  10. looks like we missed a great playday!Super bangles. M x

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  11. Just fab felty bits... how nice to see the younger generation learning the skills and having a great day.

    Vicky x

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  12. Those girls are good!!
    Happy Birthday Stewart, of course you're never too old for birthday cake!
    Vivienne x

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  13. Beads are good fun aren't they :)

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  14. Beautiful work by the girls (and you, of course). Happy Birthday Stewart.

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  15. The girls have done great with their beads ......... they're so lucky to have such a lovely tutor! x

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  16. That takes me right back to when I was a children's worker, mainly for churches and I often used to organise wet felt making as most children can do it from 3 upwards and still get a result, Even better the more ham-fisted the child usually was, the better the result they got - a great lift to self-esteem.

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  17. Happy birthday gorgeous - seeing you in a couple of weeks I think!

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  18. ooh yes, a big slab of that delicious cake would be the perfect end to any day. Happy birthday to Stewart and well done to that creative group of girls for their wonderful jewellery, they've done their teacher proud!

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  19. Sounds like a perfect day - colourful beads and choccie cake!

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  20. wonderful felt beads, a gread way to get started with felting with results like this. The cake looks SO yummy! x

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  21. ooohh I have some wool that is in need of felting into balls - must give that a try with the kiddies in the Summer hols :-)

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  22. Those beads are so beautiful!

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  23. Lovely beads Gina. I know how tedious they can be to make after a while so well done to the girls for sticking to the task and making such professional looking pieces. Very stylish. The red necklace is a winner. Lesley

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  24. Happy Beleated Birthday to Stewart!

    Those beads are all so pretty -- what a fun activity!!!

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  25. What a delightful collection of beads! All sizes and all colors, they're definitely eye candy. A very cute project for the 'between teens'....of course, I wouldn't mind a beaded necklace, myself. Thank you for that posting, and for the picture of cake. I wish I could say the picture satisfied my tummy rumblings...but, oh well, I suppose I'll have to find a good recipe and head to the kitchen.

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  26. The beads are such pretty colours, a lovely lady did a little craft demo at our local library and I did enjoy having a go. Think I might have to make a bracelet.
    The cake looks scrummy !!
    Twiggy x

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