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, 31 August 2010

1950's colour & Autumn is on its way

I can feel the change in the temp in the mornings , you know Autumn is just round the corner.
So I have started thinking about a change in colour ready for those Winter nights . This is the first colour that came to mind , a nice deep emerald green colour . I tried a red but it came out yellow so will have to give another glass colour a go with that.

Then as I love this pearl pink so much at the moment ( could even paint the house in it ) . I decided to team it with Thai Orchid ( Purple ) and black.

What do you think ladies & gents . You just know I shall be wearing this baby alot.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Bead my way through

3 sets of earrings made from the collection of beads I have been over the past few weeks.

Ruby is the coin shape bead. Mars is the round bead earrings .

Candy Candy Earrings
Playing with the Tab trio press brings out these results.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pass it forward day

Pass it forward day. Click the link to this website to an amazing lampwork artist . Have a look on her site at her wonderful designs and what this talented lady makes.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Requested by people

Ok so the pink set of 2 earrings and a bracelet are what a friend requested for me to make for her holidays. I changed the really pale pink to the raspberry colour instead so it suited better. Brought life into the bracelet , nice and warm.

I just love this Garnet Red glass , if you flash in and out of the flame at the end it comes out looking like these below. If you just leave it then it comes out a deep warm red. So I made these for my cousin, hope she likes.

Then I made a bracelet for my cousins daughter for her sweet 16th today. Although it is belated as I only just posted it today I hope she likes and enjoys

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Some more lovely's

These are Pink Lady coloured glass. I made 2 small tabs shapes for earring and spacer size beads for earrings, these are for a friend who wants something pink for her hols.
The bracelet is also made with Pink Lady and a lighter pink plain bead made up ready for the hols. Although I have at least 5 other colours to play with before the final decision is made. Watch this holly bobs space to see what appears.

Using some maple glass and oz green I think I created these with Silver on ivory.

Three different size tabs ( coin shapes ) nice and think perfect for earring and bracelets.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

And now for some more

I had a try of some new colours yesterday Reichenbach Pink Lady with Ivory. I must say I am taken with this pink. Someone has asked me to make up a bracelet and earrings in this colour.

Then the Effetre Olive Green with Ivory as a lentil and spacer beads . Again not bad and very happy with the way the beads have turned out.

We then had CIM Cornflower Blue with Lilac Polkas I also made some plain and some bumpy to go with this set. A really nice glass that melts quickly and forms great.

If you have a look on hubby's site today you shall see some Basking Sharks that were around the Isle. . I saw a fin then lost interest , the hubby went following to see if he could get better pictures so I am sure you will see later on his site.I do think each to their our when concerning hobbies we ask the basic questions and that is all that is needed just to show a mere interest is better than nothing at all. I love my beads he Ja Adores his wildlife ( Birds ) .

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Another a new bead

What do you think of these Olives ??

This was Olive Green Glass Coe 104 type. green although I do not tend to wear it that much I find I am drawn to the colour more and more, Blues were always my favourite colour but that seems to be changing as I get older.

My sister is also after another bracelet, So I have started with these as she wanted similar design to the one I had already sent. I just have to make more of the same in the next few days. We are also talking about pink and black but I will make a few up first and see what I think.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

I know I have not made anything in a while , I have lost my jewellery mojo and have not had the heart to bead these past few weeks. Well I got back on that horse today and the relief once I had melt that first bit of glass was amazing. I felt a sense of peace.

I have made nuggets or at least given them a try so we shall see what Pinkie delivers tomorrow weather they are worth putting a photo on or not. I thought I would be at beginners stage again with the beading but it was actually like ridding a bike once you know how you never forget , you might be a bit wobbly to start with but a bit of practice and away you go . Big smiles and a very happy bunny tonight.

P.S . I went for a job interview a few weeks ago . I found out this week I got the job......