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.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

They think its back

Last year Tilley had a massive Tumor that needed her to have her spline out as that is where it was attached. She has been ill again and today we found out they think it is back. So it is a case of more tests and an endless pocket of cash ( CC ).

One thing I am certain of is that if there is an hint of pain , I will not be putting her through it just for our families benefit . I love my baby and sometimes that might mean letting them go . So fingers crossed its not as bad as they fear.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

I have started

This is Multi Glass which when struck brings out all the wonderful colours .

These are some of the selection of green I got so that I could work with each glass and note down any problems or what I liked and did not like using.

I have started with the log of all glass colours

We have

CIM Dirty Martini 

                                                               CIM Peacock Green

CIM Soylent

Effetre Pea Green


I feel this is going to be a never-ending task. One I hope I will enjoy lots and lots. Plus an excuse to buy glass.

Many on glass forums I have found like to make lists and catalogue their glass even to the degree that it is all in order in their workshops. However there are those who don't. Wonder which group you are in . You are already can guess what group I am going to be in !!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

More of the same, but people keep wanting them

Yes that's right I make some up for myself they sell and then I get more requests for them. So whilst people are asking for them I am gonna make them. They do take a while as all the beads are handmade , no mass produced here !

 This is my attempt at just being freestyle. I was making a heart but I liked the way this glass was melting and the shape it was forming into. So I popped it into the kiln. Not to every one's fancy , but hey why not try something different . I did .

This heart below then took me an hour to make , please does this time reduce when making hearts? Do we get any quicker !!!! Purple Silver Blacky type glass I think. It had no label ! Bad Me .

As the husband would say " Black Hearted B "  

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Le Tardis is on its way

So I have finally ordered the shed I will be moving my lampworking and jewellery stuff into . After Xmas of course !!!

I am moving out of the box room. Although it is nice and warm I am easily distracted and I do not really have enough space . I cannot believe I said that but also the cats are giving me a heart attack every time they decide they want to jump up when the torch is on. I mean WHY WHY do they do it. DO they want burnt fur I mean honestly really their timing is just pants . Then they just look at me from the other side of the torch glowing with their smiles , yes you heard right they are smiling because it is not enough that they have central heating back, the want it hotter by sitting just far enough away from the tip of a burning torch.

So they are the reasons why I want to create my very own space !!!!! Not a boring space no I am not doing that oh no . I am gonna go full hog and decorate " Le Tardis "" . Watch this space !!!! You might however be waiting a while I need the hubby to do it all .