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Stonehaven, North East Scotland, United Kingdom
Shoogly Beads is a husband and wife design team based beside the sea in Stonehaven on the lovely Northeast coast of Scotland. Mike is responsible for the gorgeous polymer clay beads and Pat is responsible for the jewellery design. The 'Shoogly' part of our name comes from a good Scots word meaning shaky, wobbly, swinging......just what beads and charms should do when you hang them off things.......a charm bracelet should be very shoogly as should dangly earrings! We also make and sell exclusive beads, pendants, charms, buttons and other bits and pieces in polymer clay. These can be used for your own creations! Pat has also re-discovered her love of painting and other crafts and some of these have been added to our shops. Currently we are selling our contemporary jewellery, polymer clay, art work and knitting via Folksy and Etsy

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Let it Snow a Bit More......

Towards the harbour and Doonie Point
Many of us living in the cold North (57 degrees) are feeling that we've already had more than enough snow for one Winter! We live on the coast and generally see less snow than the rest of the country. If we want snow we drive a couple of miles inland and there it is. Choices are good! This past week we haven't had any choice...only snow, snow and more snow. We forget how easy we have things. A walk in to town for some shopping is a pleasant way of keeping fit.......not through 2 foot of snow it isn't!!

No Easy Pickings for the Seagulls
We seem to be completely distracted from making beads and jewellery our eyes are drawn to the garden where we watch the snow fall in drifts or watch the birds in a feeding frenzy between showers.

Cliffs to the North of Stonehaven

Snow Rolls in from the North East
Everyone has been taking photographs of the snow (ourselves included). Photographs show mostly scenic country views so we thought we'd walk to the beach today and here are some of the results.
Doonie Point
We hadn't expected to see so much snow lying on the beach itself. There was a very heavy sea running on an outgoing tide and Hannah was not tempted in for her usual swim. Very few birds foraged on the beach. It can be hard for some people to understand that our seagulls are now considered endangered and therefore protected. If you visit the beach regularly you can't help but notice how few gulls there are...unless of course you're eating fish and chips!
Doonie Point is an instantly recognisable landmark for anyone from this area, today it looked like a wobbly Victoria Sponge swimming in a sea of whipped cream! I've seldom seen Doonie with more than a dusting of snow. The roaring nor'easterly wind whips snow away before it can settle anywhere!

1 comment:

  1. More amazing photos! I would love to visit Scotland someday to explore my roots and it looks like it would be so fun to see the country during the snow season!