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Little Beehive Co-Op

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Welcome to the coolest new shop in Nelson – Little Beehive Co-Op!
I cant even begin to explain how thankful I am for this beautiful little space (and especially to the 2 wonder woman who went forth and created it. Sooo incredibly cool.
Little Beehive Co-Op is just that – a Co-Op. Its brought together by 20 creatives in Nelson who pay for their space in the Shop and display the work of artists, photographers, jewellery makers, ceramic artists and clothing designers.
Everything in the store is handcrafted by New Zealanders, in-particular Nelsonians.

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I have a range of Clouds of Colour original drawings, prints, cards & stationery.
If you’d like to read more about it, theres a pretty cool article here, otherwise pop in to 123 Hardy Street, Nelson! xobec


The Great Christmas Market – 2013

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I’m not sure that il even be able to begin telling you how awesome The Great Christmas Market was. Overwhelming. Amazing. Beautifully creative in every way. And filled with the most inspiring humans ever. Everyone was so excited and positive!
I met so many creatives and fans of Clouds of Colour! It was honestly the best day ever.

Here are a few photos of my stall:The Great Christmas Market Nelson - Clouds of Colour 7 The Great Christmas Market Nelson - Clouds of Colour 6 The Great Christmas Market Nelson - Clouds of Colour 5 The Great Christmas Market Nelson - Clouds of Colour 3 The Great Christmas Market Nelson - Clouds of Colour 2

The 3 beauties that organised this market deserve the biggest gold star. You can check out their creativity here, here and here. And check out more about the Christmas market here along with links and images to the stall holders.
Thank you so sooo much to everyone who dropped by to say hi!

And a few photos from the day:A Spank of Zanz - The Great Christmas MarketAbove: A Spank of ZanzCupcake Cutie - The Great Christmas MarketAbove: Cupcake CutieHello Lovely -  - The Great Christmas MarketAbove: Hello LovelyPony Lane clutches - The Great Christmas MarketAbove: Pony Lane

Summary of my very first market: totally, without a doubt – I’d live this day again at the drop of a hat.
Let me know if you check out any of these links and which were your faves!xobec



Art Journal: Monarch butterfly

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I have had this little monarch butterfly wing sitting on my desk since I found it a few months ago. I couldn’t bare throwing it out so it has been sitting here waiting to be used on something creative. Art journal- you are the perfect way for me to showcase this precious little wing. What do you think?xobec


DIY: Beaded buzzy bee necklace

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Heyhey! Today I’m sharing a DIY on how to make this little beaded buzzy bee necklace. I had a sudden flashback of making these bee’s as a kid and wanted to see if I could remember how to make them. Turns out they were easier to make now than when I was 10!! You could possibly make them bigger than I have if you used bigger beads.
For this DIY you will need: thin wire, 2 different coloured beads (for the body and wings), pliers and chain.

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1. Put 3 beads onto a piece of wire and pull both ends of the wire through 2 of the beads. 2. You should have a little triangle of beads as shown. 3. Add 3 more beads onto the wire and repeat the process. 4. Add 2 beads and repeat, then 1 bead and repeat. By this stage you should have a perfect body shape for the bee. I had to really tighten the wire to get it sitting like this. 5. Curl the tops of the wire to make the antennae. 6. Use another piece of wire for wings. I simply twisted the ends together and attached them to the body.

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Next, attach the bees to the chain. I made 2 of them and attached them at different lengths on the necklace. Super cute huh? I am really enjoying sharing some beaded DIY’s! You can check out how to make an amethyst necklace here.
Have fun!xobec