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About milwardstory

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.

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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More from the copper flower necklace.

I hope these are all self-explanatory! I love the themed toggled sent by Valerie, so I deliberately offset it.

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Bead Soup Blog Necklace 1

This shot also clearly shows the little nuggets I made into wire-wrapped dangles to feature on the chain. That itself was made using single links from chains made of four different coloured metals.

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Me and that chair – reunited after too long an absence

Still here, thanks to my neurosurgical team – but most of all, to my family. I’ve managed to cook the evening meal today, albeit a “stick it all in the slow cooker and turn it on” variety.  AS Shrek puts … Continue reading

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The bolt from the blue

Hello world – I’m slowly getting my thoughts and life back to normality.  Thanks to all of you who have so kindly sent good wishes and prayers for my recovery.  With the support and love of the people who matter … Continue reading

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