Friday, 24 September 2010

Home Is Where The Art (Fire) Is

Ok so another week and another blog post this time to point you to my Art Fire shop Rainbow Cottage.

As I am looking to move to my own home soon I thought I would show you some great products from Art Fire sellers that I would love to see in my home!

My bathroom is going to be a birdie theme with towels in aqua and white! I think this would look lovely on the wall and I'm sure I would look at it and dream while soaking in the bath! This is by ChuckEByrdWallArt.

I love having magnets on my fridge! these would fit in beautifully with my already extensive collection! These handmade glass magnets are by StuckTogetherMagnets. I do think it's funny that she has cute little birdies on her logo it matches my bathroom theme!

For my lounge I think this lovely patchwork cushion will look fabulous on my rocking chair! Handmade by Quiltfinger.

A beautiful crochet doily for my dressing table! I'm sure it would look stunning against the white as it does in this picture! Handmade by BriarRidge.

Every dining room needs a pretty shelf! I'm sure I could find some lovely things to go on it! This one is made by LesBricollesDeCleo

I love this sign! I recently went back to Cornwall where I lived for 18 years! I hadn't been back for 5 years and hadn't realised how much it is my home even though I don't live there anymore! The journey home was very special and was more than just physical. It was very much an emotional journey too! Cornwall will always be my be my home as much as the place where I lay my head! This is by nesedecor. I would love to see this sign greeting me every time I walk through my door!

Finally, no Rainbow Cottage Treasury would be complete without a rainbow!

In my new home I plan to have a Friendship wall with photo's of all my special friends! I think this would look lovely in the centre! It is by efygiftshop.

I do hope you have enjoyed my Art Fire treasury do stop by these seller's shops to see what other lovely goodies they do and don't forget to enter my giveaway! All you have to do is follow my blog and then leave a comment stating which pair is your favourite! I will be drawing a winner when I reach 25 followers!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you come again soon!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

My Dawanda Bead Wish List

Hi there! As I have a shop on Dawanda I thought I would promote it at the same time as showcasing some of my favourite beads on there. It is all a case of selling some jewellery before I can buy some more beads but dreaming is FREE!

I feel it is important with a name like Rainbow Cottage that I have a rainbow of colours in my jewellery. So here are beads of all colours and styles! 

First - Red.

These are gorgeous. Victorian Carved Lucite from Charmsnfindings
These are a bit big to crochet with so I would team them up with Swarovski crystals in red and clear for some sparkle and maybe with multiple strands dangling from the Lucite bead.


Everyone seems to have gone mad on Pandora style beads right now and I think these ones are lovely! I am looking forward to having a bit of fun trying to crochet with Pandora style beads! Look out for the finished product coming soon! These are from bingbing


 Yellow is a hard colour to work with! It's not the most popular colour so I would want to match it maybe with white beads to tone down the brightness or maybe like this bead have a yellow motif or a hint of yellow on a bead with a different main colour! I love these as they have a Victorian feel! Hmm there seems to be a bint of a Victorian theme going on! It's not intentional but I do love things that are 'Oldy Worldy' style! These are from Charmsnfindings again! Totally by coincidence! We obviously have the same great style!


These are handmade blown glass rondelles! Aren't they beautiful? I love minty green! These would look beautiful as a set of jewellery and combined with Swarovski crystals would look lovely dressed up with an evening dress or dressed down with jeans and a white t-shirt! These are from doubleangelssupply


Handmade by Brilliant Beads these are worth a visit! They are handmade and carefully created to provide a high quality bead! I would love to see these as a bracelet! They would certainly get a lot of attention! They are stunning!


I have recently made myself a set of jewellery and included pink pearls spaced amongst the other beads and it looks really classy (if I do say so myself) and so I would love to crochet a bracelet or other piece of jewellery using various blue beads with these pearly glass beads in the mix! These are from bingbing again (I am searching by colour and choosing and then I see who the seller is now while I'm writing it up so this really is a case of mutual good taste!)


These are beautiful and handcrafted out of leather! They would require a bit of creativity from me as they are not beads with a ready crafted hole. I could ask to have a jumpring added and add them to earrings or as a pendant or I could sew them together myself perhaps with some beaded sections in between! It would be a lot of fun though! These are from HMCreativeSupplies

Well that's the rainbow over and done with but as pink is a very popular colour and in the spirit of having been a Rainbow and Brownie Guider here are some cute pink owls from Jivah

I hope you have enjoyed my little wish list! Let me know which beads and colours are your favourite and what you would like me to do with them! I look forward to your comments!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Rainbow Cottage Giveaway!

Welcome to Rainbow Cottage's 1st Giveaway! Our goal is to get to 25 followers here on our blog. So come along and join our blog to be in with a chance of winning a handmade pair of crochet wire earrings and to keep up to date with all my latest news and other giveaways! 

Here are the earrings for the giveaway! I hope you like them! You will win one pair of earrings in the colour of your choice! Pink or Teal. 

So to be in with a chance of winning these beautiful earrings just leave a comment stating which colour you prefer. When I reach 25 followers I will randomly pick a winner! So I look forward to hearing from you and Good Luck!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Rainbow's Attic: Our Supply Shop

Hello all

I am pleased to announce the opening of our supply shop Rainbow's Attic!

Now you may have instantly worked out why it's called rainbow's Attic but just in case...Here's why! I have got lots of beads and A4 card and other bits and pieces that I have bought in quantity when I had my last business. Now when I am needing to get some money into this business so I can carry on making lots of lovely jewellery I am rummaging around my boxes to find things I can sell! Now if I lived in that quaint cottage Maria drew for me I'm sure the attic would be the only place I could store things and so I am figuratively rummaging around in Rainbow Cottage's attic to find all those bits that someone else is desperate for. Ok maybe not desperate but hopefully enticed into buying!

So are you the crafty type? Do you need some pretty beads or some necessary findings or maybe some card stock and toppers to make pretty cards with then come on by and visit us at Rainbow's Attic! We look forward to seeing you there. Oh! and do keep popping back! I'm hoping to be adding things daily until it's all listed! If it goes well I'll even be able to buy some more bits to put into Rainbow's Attic!

Well bye for now and Happy crafting!

Teri and Jan xxx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Designer Advertising

Now you might be wondering what I mean by Designer Advertising? Well being a jewellery Designer I need to wear my own jewellery, it's free advertising (all excepting the cost of the beads and the time taken to make it). I have one set of Crochet Wire Jewellery that I have made myself to go with a particular skirt I bought but feel I need to have a bit more in my own jewellery box. So again inspired by a piece of clothing in my wardrobe I have just made this set of jewellery! It is also made with an event in mind. My birthday is just over a week away and am hoping to go out with a friend and think this new top I've bought will definitely be worn!

(Ok so this isn't a great picture and I look rather tired but it looks better than the picture of the top hanging on a hanger!)    

So here are the pictures of the jewellery lying on the top they are made to go with. I have yet to give it a name so if you have any ideas leave me a comment!

The whole set
Close up of the earrings
The bracelet
Close up of the pendant. This is a clever little thing. If you look closely you might see a little clasp by which I can wear the necklace with or without the pendant!

As for the rest of the this space! I am building up a supply shop and want to get on with more earrings and then to get listing!

Until then happy crafting!

Love Teri xx