Everyone had a great time at the free workshop yesterday (at Haydock Park Bead Festival) making little acorn charms and a big thank you to Liz, Lisa, Lynda and Janice for giving their precious time to help out. The pattern is now available at www.halfpenneys.co.uk. Download the pattern for free, or get a printed copy for a small charge. You will find it under the Free Stuff section of Patterns and Guides or just search for acorn.
Well, until recently, mine was full of sticky labels showing me which beads were which. They were good up to a point but they didn’t keep their stickiness for long.
Then I discovered alphabet beads and pinned those on instead.
As is the case with evolution I decided to spruce them up a bit with some crystals and glue them in place. Problem solved!
I needed more than 1 set but only had 1 W in the bag. I couldn’t find what I needed online so I had to buy a full bag of mixed letters. What to do with all the rest? So in the stash they went.
Then I thought, if I love these so much then wouldn’t it be great to share the idea with everyone else . So I bought some more bags and with a lot of sorting out I was soon able to make up more sets. Now they are available for you to buy from the Accessory page of our shop (or just search for pins), and each set comes in a hand-made box so it makes an ideal gift.
The Festive Candle Workshop on 6th October is fully booked already, so Marlene has just agreed to add an extra date . It will be Sunday 1st September – booking required by 16th August. 2 places are already allocated so book your place early to avoid disappointment!