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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My year of 2013

My year of 2013 in pictures


Looking back over my pictures for 2013 I've had some great fun with family and friends from the Brighton marathon to hen do's, weddings and a great summer.

So plans for 2014 well some things have already been set in motion and its going to be a busy year on the personal front with my son heading off to university, my daughter starting secondary school and this in itself will bring some major decisions to be made in time.

Work wise I've already been creating a new collection featuring my Liberty of London ribbon beads which I hope to bring you pictures of in the new year.  Obviously I want to continue trying out new tutorials to further my claying skills and to expand on some of my more popular collections of last year.

Running wise I haven't signed up for any races yet but I have my list ready and I plan to go for some 5k & 10k races.  After the marathon this year I found that having no specific goals afterwards has meant that my running became rather sporadic and I want to be more focused for 2014 and work on my pace which smaller races should help with.

So Happy New Year everyone and see you in 2014!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Polymer Clay Beads with Big Bead Little Bead

Well December's here and now the mad rush has started not only to get all your own pressies in but also for me to get all my incoming orders out.

But in between this mad rush I just wanted to let you know about my new partnership with Big Bead Little Bead.  I am very happy to announce that they are now stocking a selection of my handmade polymer clay beads.

Here are a selection of my filigree swirl polymer clay beads in black and white.

My Black & White Filigree Polymer Clay Beads, handmade by Lottie Of London
My Black & White Filigree Polymer Clay Beads

 And my traditional millefiori and klimt polymer clay beads in tones of bronze and beige.

My Bronze Millefiori & Klimt Polymer Clay Beads, handmade by Lottie Of London
My Bronze Millefiori & Klimt Polymer Clay Beads

Big Bead Little Bead is an online bead shop that sells a great selection of beads and findings for jewellery making but especially unique in that they stock a beautiful selection of handmade artisan beads ranging from ceramic, polymer clay, lamp work, paper beads and more.

White of Black Filigree Polymer Clay Beads Available now from Big Bead Little Bead, handmade by Lottie Of London
White of Black Filigree Polymer Clay Beads Available now from Big Bead Little Bead

Offering a great opportunity to artisan bead makers to be able to show and sell there designs to a wider audience but also for jewellery maker/designer it is wonderful to be able to include some really unique pieces to your designs.

Black on White Filigree Polymer Clay Beads Available now from Big Bead Little Bead, handmade by Lottie Of London
Black on White Filigree Polymer Clay Beads Available now from Big Bead Little Bead
I am really excited with this new venture and am looking forward to sharing my bead designs and working with Big Bead Little Bead in the coming new year.

 Have a great Monday Everyone and don't forget to check out more great crafter's over on Handmade Harbours Handmade Monday

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Polymer Clay Leopard Print Jewellery

Animal print has been featured in quite a few fashion pieces this Autumn & Winter, now I've never been a lover of the animal print personally but thought I'd have a go at a leopard print cane and here it is...


My leopard print cane created from polymer clay, Animal prints handcrafted by Lottie of London
My leopard print cane created from polymer clay

I was really happy with the results of the cane and decided to make a few sheets and some beads.


Bead making with my animal print polymer clay cane, by Lottie Of London
Bead making with my animal print polymer clay cane

The finished peices come up slightly darker than the orignal cane but I am delighted with the results  and created a few different jewellery pieces.  I'm definitely converted and I think these would look great with a simple black dress prefect for people like me who shy away from animal print but want to show a touch of their wild side.

Leopard Print Beaded Bracelet handmade from polymer clay, by Lottie Of London
Leopard Print Beaded Bracelet handmade from polymer clay

 
Leopard Print stud earrings and lentil earrings handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Leopard Print stud earrings and lentil earrings handmade from polymer clay

Leopard Print Beaded Necklace handmade from polymer clay by Lottie of London
Leopard Print Beaded Necklace handmade from polymer clay




Leopard Print Ring handmade from polymer clay by Lottie of London
Leopard Print Ring handmade from polymer clay


I'm looking forward to trying out this cane in a variety of colours and even trying more animal print canes, now i just have to decide where to start next Tiger cane, Zebra print or Giraffe maybe!

Are you a lover of animal print?


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Polymer Clay Millefiori Owls

Good Morning!

 A quick post to show you my latest Millefiori Owl Brooches


Pink Millefiori Owl Brooch made from polymer clay handmade by Lottie Of London
Pink Millefiori Owl Brooch made from polymer clay

I've had the idea for owl brooches for a while and kept playing around with ideas of how to make them, in the end it turned out to be quite a simple design.

Lilac Millefiori Owl Brooch made from polymer clay handmade by Lottie Of London
Lilac Millefiori Owl Brooch made from polymer clay
I have decorated there bodies with my millefiori flower canes for a floral effect and added a wings in a matching shade.

Copper Feathered Owl Brooch made from polymer clay handmade by Lottie Of London
Copper Feathered Owl Brooch made from polymer clay

This one I used some of my remaining feather cane and his my favorite as the cane was made with a mica shift clay he has polished up lovely.


Polymer Clay Owl Brooches handmade by Lottie Of London
Polymer Clay Owl Brooches handmade by Lottie Of London

So which owl takes your fancy?

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Monochrome Polymer Clay

Black & white monochrome has been with us for the last couple of seasons and it doesn't look like its going anywhere anytime soon.

I've struggled to get into this Autumn/Winter's pantone colours, I'm just not feeling it so I've decided to go with the monochrome as its such a flexible combination whatever the season.

Heres my latest black and white polymer clay makes featuring my filigree designs...

Two Monochrome Filigree Pendants

Monochrome Filigree Elephant Pendant handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Monochrome Filigree Elephant Pendant handmade from polymer clay


Monochrome Filigree Elephant Tree handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Monochrome Filigree Tree Pendant handmade from polymer clay
And a selection of earrings and stud earrings

Monochrome Filigree earrings handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Monochrome Filigree earrings handmade from polymer clay


Monochrome Filigree Stud Earrings handmade from polymer clay by Lottie Of London
Monochrome Filigree Stud Earrings handmade from polymer clay


Monochrome Filigree earrings handmade from polymer clay By Lottie Of London
Monochrome Filigree Earrings handmade from polymer clay

So are you a lover of Monochrome?