Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Leura Tea at the Nook

The Nook has some new members!
In this post I will just tell you about Liane and Angelique who are Leura Tea.
It's hard to believe that they have only had their business in operation for 4 months.

I think the range and style of their hand blended teas is due to the amount of work and research they put into the previous 8 months as they devoloped their ideas and of course their product - the delicious teas!

Their specialty is a range called Leura tea blends -
- Blue Mountains Earl Grey
- Blue Mountains Lady Grey
- Leura Chai
- Lemon Sublime
- Billy Blue

Inspired by their own young families, they decided to develop a range of caffeine-free teas. Of course these are all enjoyed by all members of the family!
- Captain Jack's Jaffa
- Gabriel's Chocolate Chai
- Eddie's Apple Spice
- Dominic's Jasmine Black
- Honey Bee

They are constantly blending and creating interesting teas such as Japanese Genmaicha, Goji Berry, Australian Daintree as well as the amazingly beautiful artisan tea balls.

You can find all these delights and more at
The Nook, (a co-operative gallery)
upstairs at 133A The Mall, Leura.
ph 02 47 84 2917

or contact Liane and Angelique

Friday, September 19, 2008

24 years and still going....

G and I have been married for 24 years!

Quite an acheivement!

He took the day off work and we went to Mount Tomah botanic garden. This is a cool climate garden.

Had a lovely lunch with a great view, over the gardens and hills.

Some stunning flowers were out in bloom.

- camellia.

- king protea.

many beautiful rhododendrons.

- this is a huge warahah bush, just full of waratahs!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Earrings for Suzie

My friend Suzie has a wonderful shop in Leura - full of gorgeous delights, and she asked me to put some of my earrings in there.
The shop is "Leura Vintage" and as the name suggests she specialises in vintage clothing and collectables, bric-a-brac, retro, gifts and more!

These are what I designed especially for her using some vintage-style czech glass beads on sterling silver and gold-filled hooks.

You can find Leura Vintage at 147 The Mall, Leura (upstairs), NSW, Australia.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bermuda Triangle Bracelet

Continuing my obsession with peyote triangles - I wanted to see if I could tesselate them into a bracelet.
I thought that since they are equilateral triangles they would fit together quite nicely.
I also wanted to play with making donut triangles. So I got out my new Matsuno size 11 beads and started.

The triangles fitted together well!

But how to finish the ends?
I added on beads in a decreasing peyote stitch to try and make the ends straight, so that I could sew a clasp on.

I used a button and loop closure - a favorite way to finish off beaded bracelets.

It turned out great!
It's light and drapes really well on your wrist.
You can see it here -

New Earrings

I found these fabulous sterling silver ear wires at a bead show, and knew they would be just the thing to show off these lovely czech glass beads.

They make simple, elegant earrings which have been very popular on my craft fair stalls.
Look out for them in my Etsy shop too!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...