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Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Things are a changing!

Hi again, and another big thank you to all for your encouraging and sooooo supportive comments and visits.  I have just returned from a visit to Edinburgh and will catch up with you asap. 

As you know, I've been trying hard to find myself, but recently when visiting my new hairdresser I came across a quote, tattoed across her arm and chest ,that made me think and question what I was trying to find????

Creating is just what we crafters do! And what I do!!  (Or perhaps I should say DID!!!)  My problem has been hidden behind what I think I should be doing and guilt about keeping the cupboard going because it has proved to be a success and a source of information, and what I'm doing and accepting that my inspiration has not vanished into thin air, it has just moved on to another form of creating and that's okay.

That form of creating is jewellery made with semi-precious gemstones. I find the tactile nature, variety of colours and shades of these stones fascinating and inspiring and so theraptic! I first got interested in beading after breaking a necklace and not finding myself able to throw the beads away - I think you will all have experieced this hording feeling!  My fellow CB teamster, Judith helped me with good advice and info on what I needed to restring my beads and I was off on my new journey.  I'm now finding that many others are also following the same path and I'm in the process of starting a new blog instead of posting in the cupboard but I'm so rusty on blogging that this is going to take some time and I'm rather busy because I have people now approaching me for pieces of jewellery. Like with cuttling and papercrafting, anything I make enables me to BUY MORE! What a great feeling this being creative is!!

More stash that arrived this week
tools, beads and wire .... more experimenting and a big learning curve - but I'm excited and eager to get going.....back soon....stay warm and safe....the on the news that the weather is a changing.

13 comments:

Miranda said...

That's great Ikki, I know you will enjoy those things that really make you happy and give you energy! Will be enjoying to see what you will create in the future! warm greet Mirandax

Christine B. said...

Hi glad to hear that you are continuing crafting and look forward to seeing your new blog. Hugs x ChrisB

Cheryl W. said...

So glad you're continuing to create - you make the world a better place! I have dabbled in jewelry making a bit myself, and I still make myself earrings whenever I need a specific color to match an outfit. It's very satisfying. I'm looking forward to being a follower of your new blog!

Gill said...

Good luck with your new venture.
Gill x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Ikki, what a nice surprise to find a comment from you again. It's too bad that you're papercrafting mojo has gone walkabout but I see your creative spirit is still in evidence - lovely beads. It will be good to see you on WOYWW again - showing us the lovely things you make with those beads and wires. Wishing you a happy and creative 2013. Elizabeth xx

Aquarius said...

Looks like you have some great goodies there - will be watching out for your new blog

sue said...

Hi Ikki - good luck with your new blog. However......please keep the cupboard open as I still refer to it form time to time when I get stuck with my card making!! Sue x

rosie said...

I love making jewellery and you will no doubt be as superb at it as you are with everything else you do and have created x

Andrea, said...

You new goodies look lovely Eileen,have fun playing with them

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Looks like you are going to have fun Ikki looking forward to it all! love Shaz in oz.x

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Hi ikki, you asked me if I knew of any beading blogs - well I just came across this one
http://need4bead.craftyme.com.au/blog/ it has been recently set up by a shop I actually go to here in Adelaide the staff are great!

shamraiz said...

love making jewellery and you will no doubt be as superb at it as you are with everything else you do and have created...
Printing on Plastic

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Ikki, I am honoured if you feel that I helped you in your creative beading process, and also glad to help you in something that you now really love to do. I look forward to popping over to your new blog, hugs, Judith xx