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.

Monday, 29 November 2010

New for me

I took a chance on these Ivory and Gun Metal spots. I have made the beads bigger as well and they turned out. A mega plus for me as I am in the spare room at the moment with only other houses and concrete to look at. .

As I like the glass multi colour the other day and how it turned out. I must have used it right for once and not heated the snot out of it . I saw the colour effects really show in these beads below. These babys will make some good xmas presents. 

Clear frit came today so I shall have some fun with that soon as well as Pastel Green Copper Red & Green Rosato . I need some Autumn or Winter colours to play with now.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A bug up my arse

I have not posted a thing for a while , however I have been rather busy. Whilst moving back to SUNNY OLD MANCHESTER for a number of reasons . I am determined to change a few things so we have not just come back to the same old routine and install some things that has changed us for the better since living in the Shetland Islands.

Week one - We unpacked the whole house in a week. Plus changed a few rooms regarding furniture and what these rooms will be used for. Also we had family stay the weekend ( yeah ).

Week two - Office has been sorted and I am now going through all paperwork and making folders that I understand again. Something that has not been done in a long while and needed a good old tackle. A bit like an overgrown garden that's what I needed to do with the office. Plus that has had a good old change as well.

On a personal note I am up early, showered and have MAKE UP on most days. So I no longer smell or have that dragged through a hedge backwards look anymore. Positives moves in these two weeks although some habits are alot harder to break. I have seen a pair of shoes that are screaming at me . They however have not got my size ! ( Bugger ) . I was very good to cover my ears whilst these shoes were screaming at me , I can still hear them now.

As for bead making I had a session last night and a new Le Tardis is shortly on the horizon . Also a jewellery party in Oxford and more planned for next year. So busy busy busy.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

I'm Home

Just a quickie , WE ARE HOME . But I have no broadband yet .

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Been Delayed

Yesterday's weather has put us behind by a days travel. Both Northlinks are in Aberdeen and nothing is in Lerwick so we are delayed until Wednesday evening which is the longer ferry . Am I happy uhhhh no not really but the friend is showing signs of labour , however I expect it will not pop out before we go.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Nearly There

So we had our turn at cards night & leaving do in one go on the 2nd oct before Hubby had to go away again. If we had enough room we would have invited alot more people that we wanted to but there is only so many we could get round the card table. These are the oldies without these people around the table I do not think I would have managed these past few months. They have looked after me & Jack in ways that I will never be able to repay whilst the husband has been back on mainland England . I can never say Thank You enough especially to the Marshalls those months where I did not even want to get out of bed let alone feed myself . Dr Marshall & Mrs Marshall saw me at my very worst and continued to give me their support . Made sure that my son and myself were ok everyday . I love them loads. 

So below is card night !

Pregnant Lady , adopted dog & husband

A very good night had by all.

So the loft got emptied today. And there was me thinking I nearly had everything packed ready, well nearly everything. I have packed up my glass ( a tear in my eye ). I am beginning to feel upset, not so much at leaving this house that has never become my home but the friends we have made and the one friend who is due her baby today , it is showing no signs of coming out either so I am gonna miss the birth. Plus the fact I am leaving them behind as well. Not long now though so better carry on packing !!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Good as Gone

No , not us yet. The Bracelet and earrings I made yesterday have gone already. I made the beads after not having chance to get to the torch for ages I made sure I had a chance to play with the new colours before I packed it all up ready for M Day. After managing to make them up within an hour they were gone by someone popping in for a cuppa and seeing them on the side. 

So trans grey & fossil glass colours used. A very nice autumn combo ready to be put together again.

This set was made a while ago and has been collecting dust as I have not had chance to take pics before now. 

Fossil , ivory together and trans grey that I made yesterday.

A week tom is M Day . Am I ready to go ummmmm no !!! Still loads to do but you never know I might get there just in time.