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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, 2 March 2011

We Have Postcards....

Earlier this year I dipped my toes into the ACEOs thread in the Folksy Forum and started drawing and painting again. I've tried to keep up with this forum thread and enjoyed a couple of the 'Challenges'. The discipline of trying to produce something original in an ACEO 3'5" x 2.5" format is proving extremely difficult for someone as slapdash as me!! 
All of this has resulted in me looking at some of my larger pieces of art work, taking photographs and playing around with sizes. I've added the results to some of my ACEOs and I published my first set of postcards. I have to confess I was astonished when several were sold! I'm sure I'll be left with some unsold but I just didn't think any of the pictures were good enough! 
I'm certain I would not have done any of this without the encouragement and support from other crafters and artists on Folksy and Facebook, they are just brilliant!
I would say to any of you out there.... if you haven't exercised your artistic talents for years go and dig out those old watercolours and brushes. If you've never tried painting before but hankered after giving it a go...do it now!! 
Oh, and artwork these days doesn't have to be painting either.....as long as it's your own original work it can be photographs, mixed media collages, knitting and crochet.

Thistle at Johnshaven

Bay of Naples - Sorrento Hill Pathway

Unfinished - Sketch of Thistle

Walsa' Lass off Portsoy

Laura Cat

Old Boat (Thistle)


  1. Gorgeous paintings, lovely talent you have

  2. I think they are all really good! I love the cat :)

  3. Keep painting Pat - I love them all! H.

  4. I love Bay of Naples! You have wonderful style! ~Val