Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Charity Auction

The auction is over and we have raised a whopping £ 405.33 which is going to be split between the two charities - wonderful news!
Another Auction will be held in the New Year. If you are a Lampworker or a Jewellery Designer and would like to donate something, please contact Mel Poxon at

Clare x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Charity Auction

Hello Lovely People

I am absolutely delighted to bring you The Collective charity auction. Every penny bid will go directly to the 2 chosen charities Headway and Royal Free Hospital Kidney Patients Association.

There are some amazing auction lots available with jewellery from Veryan of Beady Pool, Beverley Hicklin, Mel at Kookie Designs,  Ray Skene, Kristin of KS Jewellery Designs, Izzy of Flame and Glass, Kelly of Kebo Jewellery,   and beads from: Laura Sparling, Tina Scott, Emma Ralph, Mindy of  Moogin,  Cheeky Cherubs and finally Pixie Willow Designs. We also have 2, yes 2 sets of Mini Moo business card that the lovely Moo people have donated.

Plus there is an auction lot that is a collaboration between myself and Mel Poxon - bracelet with matching earrings.

Please do take a look at The Charity Auction page and bid, bid, bid. The auction will open on Saturday October 24th at 10:00am GMT and closes on Monday November 2nd at 8:30pm GMT. If you have a moment please do pass this e-mail on to anyone who may be looking to buy some amazing bespoke jewellery or beads, or anyone looking to buy you a present

Thank you for your continued support of Kookie Designs and happy bidding.

Take great care and have a great half term

Monday, 12 October 2009

Etsy Oooooops!

I have just though......hmmmm, I haven't actually told you about my ETSY SHOP! 
What was I thinking!!

I have so many emails come through from my lovely customers to see if I can re-make beads they have seen on my Flickr photosteam... usually the answer is yes, (sometimes my beads are one-of-a-kind) so I had a brainwave..... open an Etsy Shop!!

I have a few sales under my belt now... and best of all happy customers!! So far so good :)

Don`t know why I didn`t do it sooner... hmmmm......


Clare x

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stormin' beads!

I purchased a tutortial the other day. It`s wonderful! I can see me having lots of fun!!











I hope you like them too :)

Clare x

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Introducing Anyis

My silver tube (finally) arrived... woohoo!

Look what I made... she`s bootiful if I do say so myself. My first smaller silver core. Her core is 5mm...  just right for Pandora or Troll bracelets.

Hope you like her too.

Also today, 


Thankyou for looking,

Clare x

Beads of 29.9.09

Beautiful nuggety pebbley sea green organic beadies.


Deep turquoise and plum beads decorated with my reactive silver glass shards.


'Iced Lily Trio'
Wahooo! I made another one! Love these little flowery beads. They make me happy.


Oh yes, I have been creating these beads for this bracelet - they are not silver cored - I`m waiting for my silver - hopefully it`ll be here soon!

Hope you like my offerings for today :)

Clare x

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Destash Saturday

I looked at my little orphan beadies last night and thought.... 'you need new homes...!' 
So here they are... (with truly original names!)

Random Assortment I

Random Assortment II

Orphan Set

If you would like to rehome a set please take a look at http://www.beadsbyclarescott.co.uk/page9.htm

Have a good weekend!

Clare x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Iced Lily Listing on ebay - finishes tonight at 20.02!

Just thought I`d let you know the 'Iced Lily' bead set ends tonight.

Thankyou for looking!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

1st Wedding Fair!

I am blogging from my first Wedding Fair....eeek! don`t know how it`s going to go but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I`ve set everything up... turned my laptop on and started blogging! (I can`t leave my computer alone for a minute) I just have to wait for the customers who will be arriving at 11am.

The aim of today is to promote my 'Champagne Jewellery' range.  
Glass bead jewellery created from your recycled Champagne bottle.

Just send your bottle to me so I can transform it into a special gift for your loved one.
Any glass bottle can be used - the colour of the bottle dictates the colour of your jewellery.
Commemorative earrings, Charm Braclelet, Cufflinks...


Monday, 14 September 2009

Iced Lily

I am always trying to challenge myself with new techiques & ideas. My last challenge was to use my own blown shards (and use them effectively) in my work. 

I think/hope I have succeeded. The next challenge is using Murrini in my work. Making them is a little above me at the mo! 
Murrine are little pieces/slabs of glass containing anything from a fish, to a face to a heart.
The one I chose are gorgeous little lilies, and here is what I made:

I will continue experimenting and let you know how I get on.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Shimmery beads of 11.9.09

Well, my order arrived yesterday in this state. 
As you can imagine I was a little peeved to say the least. I took this pic to send to the supplier (who will remain nameless - they are replacing the broken rods - but only the ones that are broken in more pieces than two!!!!! Suppose I can melt the halves together, but it`s a bit of a hassle... I have a thing for fresh new WHOLE rods....)
Anyway.... I had a little play and I really like what happened :)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Beads of 9.9.09....

Super pleased at how these turned out! The colours just pop!

'Honey Drizzle'


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Beads added over the past few days....

'Metamorphosis' - created entirely from reactive silver glass. They have to be one of my favourite bead sets of all time.

' Ceasg' - meaning Scottish Mermaid.
With these beads I experimented with transparent glass, fine silver and deep aqua frit - I really like how they came out!

'Phoenix' - transparent pinky base decorated with my blown reactive glass shards.

'Seldom'- transparent light blue glass decorated with my blown reactive silver glass shards.

Friday, 14 August 2009

'Ethereal' beads

I am taking orders for the 'Ethereal' beads that are presently featured on the front page of Septembers 'Beads & Beyond' magazine. (see below)

They are £24 for a set of eight.
If you would prefer a smaller or larger quantity, larger or smaller in size, please let me know.

The waiting list is very approximately one week at the mo....


Clare x

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Beads and Beyond Feature

My beads have been featured on the front cover of 'Beads and Beyond' magazine in Eve Smith`s 'Eternal Beauty' necklace - they are the turquoisey shard ('Ethereal') beads below.

Thankyou Eve so much for you hard work.

You can see Eve`s beautiful designs on her website -

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Oh dear.....

The clutch has gone in my boyfriend`s car and it`s going to be expensive.... something to do with a dual mast fly wheel or something or other! Boooo :(

So, I have added lots of beads to the
Destash! bead page to help pay for it. Once the're gone, they`re gone!

P.S I seem to be having a few glitches with my email... so if you have sent me any messages, I am not ignoring you - please resend them :)


Clare x

Monday, 3 August 2009

Featured Artist

I had an exciting email from Lesley Lake (www.eleljewellery.co.uk) this morning to say that we have been selected as 'Featured Artists' on Beaders showcase along with four other artists.

Apparently selection is based on members ratings of the photos you upload.
It is lovely to know my work is actively appreciated.

You can view the site here - www.beadersshowcase.com

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Beads from the bead press....

Ok, so I promised I would post some pics of the beads I created with the new bead press called 'Links' from
Mike`s Brass for Glass -

It is a 4 - in - 1 bead press. Meaning you can create four different shaped beads in just one tool. Clever huh?!

If you use all the shapes, you can make a set of beads that fit together - I have never seen anything like it. This set sold very quickly indeed.
If you prefer to use just one of the shapes, the end result is equally as stunning.