Thursday, 19 August 2010

the hummingbird returns.. and LOTS of treats!

Hi everyone!

One of my lovely customers recently asked if I would recreate my Hummingbird Garden Focal. Last summer I did a whole series of garden beads that were very well-received and I really liked them. I had every intention of making more garden beads this summer but I've been so caught up in kooky kritters and lil bits that I never did get around to it! Anyway, so when I was approached about recreating the Hummingbird Garden, I jumped at the chance. Above is a picture of the finished bead. Relief work is super challenging for me and I really enjoyed the opportunity to push myself again. The recipient is very pleased with the results so everyone's happy :)

I've also been doing quite a bit of jewellery lately, too. Above is Princess Bast and Twilight Tree after giving them my 'spiral ribbon necklace' treatment. I love the way they turned out. The purple ribbon with the Twilight Tree really brings out the purple in the blossoms.

And here are some of my latest kitties. Dune, Baja, Siamese; Siamese, Princess Bast and Lilith. I have so much fun creating these pretty kitties. I have another Baja and Siamese to make today, actually!! You can find all of these kitties in my by keiara Etsy shop and I've also listed some new lil bits and a new bat focal, too!
Yesterday I had a mini birthday celebration for Kaia. This is Ariana, my ex-pat friend, Jen's, daughter and my Munchkin, Kaia, getting ready to devour some cupcakes and cookies. Kaia's birthday is in September and it falls during the school year so I don't ever get to see her for her birthday *cry* Each year, before she returns to Florida, I have a mini celebration for her and yesterday's was tons of fun! We met up with Jen and Ariana (after they finally arrived.. AHEM) for lunch at one of my favourite Chinese restaurants then we came back to the flat and I served dessert. Pumpkin muffins, Confetti cookies and mini chocolate cupcakes soon disappeared and we sat and talked and laughed for hours. It was a fantastic day! Ariana stayed the night and the girls giggled together non-stop until I finally went to bed. They're so darling :)

My wonderful tiered cupcake stand featuring iced Pumpkin Muffins and mini chocolate cupcakes.

A super sweet cake stand featuring Confetti cookies including a big one with swirled icing for the birthday girl!

Mmmm.. yes, I can assure you, they were gooooooood!!! ;)

I'm off to melt glass! Have a wonderful day :)



Jane said...

Beautiful focals Keiara. I'm glad you had fun celebrating in advance your daughter's birthday;she gets to have 2 birthdays and I'm sure with all those glorious cakes thinks she is a very lucky girl! Jx

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

thanks, sweetie! we had a blast ;) xox

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