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, 23 February 2011

Just some pics from Saturday Night

So right to left Kristie ( Our old school friend ) , ME, Sarah, Sophie, & My cousin Louise AKA Angel.

This momma dancing.

And me listening to the bass right on the speakers , no wonder I cannot hear at the moment !!!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Another job done

Now that I have been away for a lovely weekend at my cousin's . ( It only took her 17yrs to get just us two out dancing again !!) I cannot remember that last time I came in at 4am ( sober ) getting out of the taxi hearing the morning chorus ( bird's singing ) as I am just going to bed . I was awake again at 9am and on my way back home around eleven . Ready to drop when I got back home.

It was lovely us spending time together something I hope will continue alot more often anyway.

 I can now concentrate on melting glass and after a much needed kick up the rear by you lovely lot I will begin looking towards spring .

On a lighter note my younger sister ( 11yrs younger ) was out where my cousin and I were. All I wanted to do was pull her belt , sorry I mean skirt down and tell her it was past her bedtime now . But she is an adult as I keep saying to everyone I meet , but to me she will always be Vicki - Bits.........

Monday, 14 February 2011

Lost my mojo

I have lost it somewhere, I look at all the beads other people are doing and it is getting me down at the moment. Not their standard of work as I know that comes with practice and time. No it is the fact they think all these beautiful designs. That is what is getting me down, the fact I do not think my beads are beautiful and I never think of all these other wonderful designs that make up their wonderful beads.

So below are just a few I made over the weekend. 

Monday, 7 February 2011

Do you like

This is a rough attempt at using double helix glass. This is what I tried after I had my lesson at Kaz's. I overdid the glass , it is too big for the large lentil so I left it freehand. As it is that big I have put it onto a chunky chain so that it can hold the bead better. Not something I am used to but I am sure it will grow on me.

The other is a heart I made I have made up into a heart necklace.

Two more pieces of jewellery all made up ready to go.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Here's one for me.

I am so proud of this necklace . It is nothing special and is not fancy at all. Even the double helix colour has not come out that great I have better . Its just I have silver in this my encasing for this lentil is spot on for me . Up close and personal you can see the colours of the helix glass . 
So I have kept this one just for me . 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

On a roll

Well I have got a party to do in a few weeks, so I really get my arse in order. 
Bags have arrived Plastic, Velvet or a few with handles . Tissue paper is next on the list. Cards are done , so it is just a case of making the endless amount of beads I have up into stunning pieces of jewellery that people would want to wear. !! You see that's the thing what I like and what I would wear is different say to what my cousin likes and what she would wear . I would say even in clothes what she likes and what I like are opposite in every sense of the word. However she is not afraid in what she wears , very feminine and very beautiful . The same as my sister very feminine and very beautiful . That goes with their style of jewellery . Light and feminine . Where as I like simple but chunky mamma's .
In this women are similar but would you ever get 2 friends exactly the same !!!

So here are a few more bracelets in doughnut style beads

 Getting ready for that heatwave we are going to have this year !!!

I really like this simple blue necklace on a fine Stirling silver ball chain

Some double helix glass and encased that I did, yes you heard right , I DID IT !!!!!!
Again on Stirling silver ball chain.

All about the PPP with this heart . One of the better ones that I knew I just had to put it on a snake chain I was so overjoyed that my hearts were starting to look like hearts .

 Stripped Pink Glass which I still love  made into earrings . I have a heart to make into a necklace that will work well together with these .

Must improve my spelling

It's awful I know I know so is my grammer . I must improve . However I have things to do first.... like show you the hearts I made yesterday. I started at 9am and finished at around 2.30 that afternoon. It is not easy when making these and now I am finding I am making less beads the more I progress I am making.

So what do you think ...