Friday, 1 August 2008
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Can you believe the colours in this bead??
It arrived in the mail this morning, together with a beautiful bag, printed with pictures of my beads, from my lovely friend, Mary.She is too clever by half, LOL!!
Check out her website -www.flamingobeads.co.uk - she's a star!
Friday, 6 June 2008
Oh, I'm a bad blogger!! I've been Missing in Action 'cos I've been working out how to make flowers that look like they've been painted. I'm getting there, but it's addictive - just one more set - or I wonder what they'd look like in this colour - I need therapy!!
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Friday, 2 May 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
It's official! I'm the world's slowest jewellery maker! First I have to think about making something, then I have to work up the courage to order all the bits ( what if it doesn't work, and I've wasted all that money??) then I have to make a mock-up in cheap materials just to check, then work up the courage to cut and bend the expensive wires ( what if I make a mistake and waste....etc etc) and then I have to think about it a bit more. Then sometimes I actually make something!!
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Friday, 4 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
I seem to be having Monet on the brain lately - this little set of beads developed when I was looking for something else! I really like the way they've turned out, and I think the idea will work in other colours too, so plenty to think about and experiment with.
Nothing else is happening in cloudy Wales - although there are a million forget-me-nots in the garden, looking Spring-like.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
I've made these beads a few times, so last week I decided to make a set for me to play with. I used some bali silver and some Kyanite rondelles with them.
Finally got some beads made today, after three days off! I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Well, a little holiday from making orders!I love making earrings, and these ones were fun. Some lampwork discs with bali silver, that I call Midnight in Moscow because they remind me of onion dome buildings, and a pair of twist cut flourite beads that are really well matched - they were the only two in the strand that were perfectly matched for colour, so they had to be earrings really.
Tomorrow I'm going to see Jean Michel Jarre in concert - a blast from my past! Woohoo - old hippy alert!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
It's nasty out there! Cold, windy and miserable - not a good day to make beads! And so, in best Blue Peter tradition - here's one I made earlier.
I love making chain maille, and this delicate Jens Pind weave makes a perfect chain for some little lampwork beads. Thanks to my friends, George, designedbygeorge and Lynne, The Dragonfly Company for all the good advice - let's just say I'm not the quickest learner!!