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The Milward Story So Far tells some of the varied stories and interests of our lives so far, and is for all who never stop believing in themselves and have (or want) a positive outlook, no matter what life throws at you! Be our guest and look around.

BeadSoup 2017

Excuse the brief comments and naff photos. Three weeks on from     one operation,three weeks to the next,so time has to go to the practicalities of my life. I promise to return and do better. The more detailed photos … Continue reading

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Stunned by Cameron and Clegg

I’ve just posted on Twitter and Facebook about our truly slap-in-the-face news from the DWP. Suffice it to say that it will cut our income almost in half. Who’d not be dismayed and disbelieving?

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Does anyone like bureaucracy?

Up to our ears in the above, and all boils down to a lack of (the right kind of) staff, particularly in “public service”…in fact, I’ll stick my neck out even more and specify the DWP and the NHS. Every … Continue reading

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And (almost) last but not least

I had too many inspirational beads from Valerie that I couldn’t properly match with anything in my stash, so they were made into an assortment of earrings.

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Lovely labradorite.

Valerie’s little beads add a touch of movement to this necklace;being a novice to wirework it’s nowhere near as neat as I’d like it to be but my skills are improving. Labradorite is such a subtle stone that I wear … Continue reading

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Catty plaity bracelet

Catty plaity bracelet Valerie sent me this lovely cat bead as a bit of fun, not meant for the BeadSoup, but it’s such a cutie I’ve brought it in just to show everyone.

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Oh I do like to bead beside the seaside…

I do like to bead beside the seaside! Spontaneous fun for the beach – not that I’ve even seen a beach for real in many years…. The starting point for this little whimsy was the Czech faceted rondelles at the … Continue reading

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Seeds of inspiration

Simply seedies. A very simple multi-strand necklace. The only additions to the seed beads sent by Valerie are the chunky butterscotch glass cubes and a clasp. The seedies were such an unusual colour combination that I wanted them to be … Continue reading

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Close up on that focal

More of Valerie’s soup beads here – the tiny gold coloured seed beads in the leaves, and the tree agate and carnelian dangles. The chain is made from four different coloured chains, taken apart link by link to make a … Continue reading

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Guardians of the pearls

As those of you who know me are all too aware, I love doing very small detailed odds and ends;these dragons are made using size 11 Miyuki delicas. The design was drawn up for me, though I have made minor … Continue reading

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