Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Brilliant Bronze

Ahoy Folks, how are you?

I have been at the Steampunk Extravaganza in Frome this weekend. There were so many amazing costumes and lots of interesting stalls there.

It got me thinking about Steampunk in general. A visual subculture inspired by Victorian ingenuity with science fiction undertones. Lots of earthy colours like  brown, bronze and copper. Machinery and gears meshed together with beads and gems to create really unique pieces.

At the moment the Steampunk 'Look' is incredibly popular so I created a Pinterest Board on the subject - I just love sharing visual inspiration with you all.

Repinned from Deviant Art - SpaceInvader

I also had a look through the Bead Barn and found this lovely solid Antique Bronze Finish Chain.

It comes in two lengths (20 or 24inch), is finished with a lobster clasp, lead nickel and cadmium free, substantial links and comes in bulk packs. How ideal is that ?

Check them out over here at Mad Cow Beads

I am imagining lovely clustered charm necklaces or elegantly chained collars. I absolutely promise some tutorials will be uploaded soon - I have so many ideas!

What fabulous ideas do you folks have? Please feel free to comment and share them below :)


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Have you Herd?

Hello lovely folks, I hope this finds you well!

I would like to introduce myself.

I am Harry (Captain Purky) and I have been lucky enough to join the Mad Cow Herd (although I am technically a bull...)

Colour and design are huge passions of mine and over the next few months I am going to be bringing you lots of moo-velous things. Including exciting Pinterest boards, Youtube videos, blog posts, tutorials, hints and tips and lots more!

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all.

Have a brilliant Sunday

Harry x

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tangerine Dreams

Hello lovely people, how are you?

I have been doing some research from the Barn and discovered that this season the colour to be seen wearing is...... (drumroll!)


Orange is such a vivid colour that can be paired successfully with many others. Use it in a synchronous colour scheme with red and yellow for a sumptuous feel.

(repinned from Armrita Singh)

 Place it in a contrasting colour scheme with black or blue to cause a fabulous splash.

(repinned from Etsy.com)

I got so over excited by orange I created a new board on Pinterest.


Please go and check it out and see all the moo-velous pictures I have found.

I think we shall have an orangerie themed tutorial soon!

Inspired by these gorgeous colours? Come visit us at www.madcowbeads.com!

Have a lovely weekend everyone x