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.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Earrings made from beads

Minktasic Earrings made on stirling silver ear wires and swarovski crystals .

Polka Me Black Earrings made on stirling silver ear wires and swarvoski crystals.

Baby baby blue earrings made on stirling silver ear wires and swarovski crystals.

Autumn Days Earrings made on stirling silver ear wires and swarovski crystals.

New Colours to Play with

Nice for a wedding . If I had one to go to that is. I made these from Pearl Beige Reichenbach
I found I actually thought they were very feminine and liked them alot.

Below is CIM Mink made with silver & ivory stringer around the middle. A nice Autumn colour considering the drop in the temperature again.

This is the Pearl Beige again with Kaz's Kiwi Frit blend. I was surprised at how the frit turned out the next day because I tend to over heat frit and was worried that I had done the same yet again. However not on this occasion.
Below are two types of glass , but on seeing the finished product I cannot see the difference. The colours used here were CIM Grape Ape & CIM Poi . Can you see the difference ?

However I like the warm feeling it shows and glows !!!!

Monday, 27 September 2010

A few hours in

Some new colours arrived this week but I have not had the time to play properly , social life is getting in the way . Not that I mind. So I played with a colour called Mink and made these beads smaller so that as earrings they are nice and light. I have done plain and will be doing some with silver and ivory around the middle this week sometime, that is of course if I do not forget.

That Touch Of Mink Earrings

These are Unique Sepia and Kiwi Green Frit colours that made these Earrings

Kiwi Sepia Earrings
These are a transparent colour green that I had left lying around so I made them up to these

Pale Grass Earrings

Emerald Light Earrings
These beads are made up with transparent blue and light baby blue polkas . I have made this into a bracelet for those days when I am feeling blue.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

They Won

It was tournament day today with my son in the footy team again. They were on home turf so it really counted that they play well today. And the rain stayed away , it was 5 degrees and very windy . The day started at 10am and finished at 3.30pm but the lads held it together and WON !!!!!! They went and ruddy won !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Its the start of silly season

Yes it is the time of year where we start think about Xmas , the nearer it gets the more we panic, the more we go silly. NO THIS YEAR I say , yeah right, we shall see !

So present no 1.

Present no2

Maybe thinking about it I should wright a list of who is having what. Hmmmmmm that might take the fun out of making the beads.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Beads glorious beads

The first bracelet below is made with CIM Unique Sepia. Made with white polkas melted in very slowly where they are a little raised to give that textured look.

This is yesterdays batch a mixture of Blues and Greens . Along with this posh glass that I cannot seem to use to its effect yet.

And here it is , my PANTS attempt at Kalypso which is a Double Helix 104 Glass . It can give you amazing coloured effects if you use it right. Well I am not and it is way too expensive to ruin. So will wait on that glass. As Trudi from Glittering Prize said. I may have heated the snot out of it.

Here are the Blues all made up, this was requested by someone so here is the finished product.

I have also made another Green Bracelet with a friend in mind to whom it shall go to.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Yes it is true

If you have seen the weather reports today and they say really strong winds FAR NORTH EAST !!! Well yes it is true . I was awake most of the night because of the gale force winds. The hens are traumatised , the birds are taking shelter in our garden waiting until this weather passes.

We are off out tonight my son and I for Fish n Chips at the local boating club . I shall not bother with the hair tonight , make up or nice clothes . Instead wellies , wets and tied up hair are in order tonight.

GALE FORCE WINDS is an understatement .

So no walkies for the mutts today instead a day of making beads I shall put them on with the names of the glass I used when they come out of the kiln. A good productive day that calms the anxiety I feel in my belly at the moment . It seems to melt the feelings away whilst I am melting Glass I am able just to relax and only think about getting that perfect bead.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Someone has put in an order for a few of my beads today.

I was jumping and bum wiggling in celebration from this email. I am over the moon. Someone wanted my beads !!!!!! Yeah !!

Monday, 6 September 2010

More of the same

As I am running low of pieces made up from my own handmade beads I decided as these are popular to make more up but heading more into Autumn colours ready for those winter months ahead.
Below is a mixture of green glass colours.

Forest Cover Bracelet
Below again is Pearl Pink and Thai Orchid, two colours I love .

Below black glass with lilac dots , alongside grey plain spacer beads.

Below warm dark colours ready to wear to cheer yourself up for those dark nights ahead.

Winter rainbow braceletA mixture of reds made for a friends birthday that I did not know about until the actual day !!!! No one told me , so I have made these up last night ready to give today. Hope it fits and more to the point hope she likes.