Welcome to my wonderful world of handmade lampwork beads and handcrafted jewellery .

I enjoy making handmade beads that are not mass produced and have that original feel and look. As my beads are not mass produced not every bead is the same and can vary ever so slightly . This is why I feel excitement each time I melt glass as each time is like the first time. Any imperfections are stated in my descriptions so buyer please be aware .

Enjoy looking at my beads.
It is our imagination that lets us create these wonderful designs.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Well I have gone and done it

Yes oh yes I have gone and done it. I had my first ever lesson on lampworking with Karen Baldon from Cheeky Cherub. I took my son to see his grandma in sunny old Manchester and had lesson .

I melted glass, my god, that feelin like I had come home when I did my first stringer, and my first bump well lets just say it was a " When Harry Met Sally " moment.

The days lesson was amazing I am over the moon that as a lampwork virgin I made a bead by the end of the day. I had never ever touched anything to do with glass so I was fully aware that my first bead would look like your wibble wobbly bit of pottery that was ever made.

However my excitement grew each time I was shown something new, I could have stayed all night if I was allowed and did not have to go for an eye test before I came back up here, otherwise Vision Express would not let me have my contacts. So I had to go.

So I could go on and on but all you lampworkers will know how I feel. I am in love with melting glass and I love Kaz for showing me. I know that I have to practise and it will at least be a while before I am happy with what I can do, but at least I will have fun doing them. So if ever I am tired or feeling down I think of beads and what I have made. As I ouzzzz excitement when I think of doing Lampwork beads. Now that I have joined the Dark Side I suggest you do the same you will not be disappointed

The ones in front are my first ever beads.


  1. you like !! i have gone all shy now but i will place them in my little box ( lampworking hut ) when the hubby has made it and put them on display in there.

    Am looking at kit whilst hubby is building away, by the end of the month i say or i hope