Thursday, May 31, 2012

First black-silver set

At first, June is here! But the summer is vanished few days ago. Still not cold but wet. :(
Let's go back to the title. This is my first black silver set. I made this a long time ago, still love it.

Black-silver set

For the medal the swirled bead technique was used. Really love this technique you could make very nice beads with this. I will show it later.

The medal got some texture and edge. It was baked on a cork because it's curved a little bit.
I made earrings too.

I hope you like it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend with the kids

Hurray summer is here. :D Last few days we got sunshine, warm, nearly hot weather. I'm not complaining. Saturday we went to Clara Lara. This is a wet fun park for kids in the middle of the Wicklow mountains. We had barbeque there and lots of fun with the kids.
They were very tired, wet and dirty when we finished the day.
And here come my photos...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Project: Home dyed cotton twine - 2 days later

After 2 days the twine was dry. They are in balls again. Do you like it?

Twine balls

And read more for the first test bracelet... :)

First bracelet

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Project: Home dyed cotton twine

I love cotton twine. It is a very versatile medium. You could use it for a zillion things but it's white, off white. Very boring.

I got some fabric dye from my other favourite shop. Let's start this project.
My colours are sunflower yellow, ocean blue, rosewood red and tropical green. I have 5 balls but I want one white.
What else do I need? Salt, very warm water, bucket, plastic gloves!, stones :), white vinegar and a kid chair.

Cotton twines and fabric dyes

First ravel the twine into a nice round pile, I used the back of my kids chair. Cord with small scrap twine 4 times very loosely. Knot the tail to the head.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Nearly finished my green-red bracelet-necklace

I can't wait. :) I was so impatient. Already started my new green-red double bracelet and nearly finished. It was made to a double bracelet but it could be fine as a choker style necklace too. Even it is better for that. ;)

I still don't figure out how to finish the end of each square knots parts. What do you think? Do you like it?

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Friday I went to the city centre for shopping. Usually I do my shopping locally but sometimes I need to grab special products from the Hungarian shop. And one shop means two or three shops... ;) Must to check my favourite shops too. One of them is Beads & bling and the other one is Hickeys. In the first one I bought some nice green beads and waxed thread. In the second one I got fabric paint for kids project.


And here it comes... my new beads! TaDa!!! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Red and black bracelet

This bracelet was made after the blue one. I tried out different thread, a black leatherly thread. It was much thinner than the silk cord and way weaker :( I tore the thread a few times (typically in the middle). GS Hypo Cement was used on the last knots.
I'm happy with this bracelet, it is more delicate than the blue one.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bread machine bread

I made some photo about my yeast bread. The top is a little bit flat because it was cooled down on that side.

And here comes the recipe.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Playing with my bread

I use Ubuntu Linux on my laptop. (I'm a big Linux fan!) For the photo editing my best choice is Gimp Image Manipulating Program. Yesterday I played with Artistic filters in the Gimp. These are the best:

Original photo and Vintagelook, Cyanotype, Softglow filters

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Yeast-free walnut bread

A good 2 yeas ago I got a bread machine. It was a nice present from my parents. From that point I'm off from shop bread. I baked a few real bricks but usually these are turning out lovely. And the smell!!! The freshly baked bread smell! Yummy! I will take a photo about my yeast bread tomorrow, baking bread every other day.

But... The last few months I'm on yeast free diet. I tried the soda breads from the nearby shops, there were not perfect for me. Tried out lots of yeast free bread recipes from the internet. And now I bake my own version.

And here comes the recipe.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

From here to there

A good few months ago I made a few blueish beads from polymer clay without any project idea. They sat in the box after that. I loved them but I can't came up any jewelery projects where I can use them.
After a log time browsing session I came across this Shamballa bracelet project  on Thanks for that! And voila my new blue shamballa bracelet was born.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Miserable weather

It's May! Here, in Ireland the first month of the official summer. And what we got? Rain, wind, snow rain, 8-12C (46-54F), hailstones and occasionally some sunny spells. Told you miserable.
I didn't get any summer feeling yet. :(
In the garden some of my Syringe bushes are blooming, took some photo about them.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Orange set

Started to make jewellery neary 2 years ago when the painting was not enough. This one was one of the first I made. Used polymer clay and clay gun.
At first the clay is really hard, rigid. You have to conditioning, warming up to use it properly. But after this 5-10 minutes session still hard to puss trough the gun. I still remember that struggle. ;)

Orange jewellery/jewelry set.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Still newbie

I use/live/breathe/work with computers in the last 25+ years (jeez this is lot!) but this blog thingy is very new for me. Please be patient with me. I learn very quickly if I have time. ;)

Több mint 25 éve használok számítógépeket az életem minden területén de a blog írás nagyon új dolog nekem. Legyetek velem türelmesek. Gyorsan tanulok ha van rá időm. ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nice 2 see you!

Hello World! Nice 2 see you! My blog was born. :)

Helló Világ! Örülök hogy találkoztunk. Megszületett a blogom. :)