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.
After cleaning my shed with soap and water , yes full clean although not the floor . I decided for the couple hours I had spare yesterday that I would play with some double helix. After some attempts at using the lentil press that was deciding it did not want to play or I did not want to play . I decided just to go with the flow. Put some colours together with white and ivory and silver and see what came out . I now have some silver wire for my next attempts at these types of focal beads . I rather like the organic look .
These are tester beads below that I tried out the other night. My first attempt at trying out a raised flower type focal. For my first go I was very excited with the results and will be trying this again.
Some more spacer or plain type doughnut beads , some have been left glossy others have been etched .
Yum Yum Double helix baby
So all paperwork is done . I am now free to be in the shed !!!! yeah , here's hoping lot of mojo too
Yes, late last night. I woke up this morning and had a look on the old computer and there it was in my email account. I hought it was a spam email , but no !!! I have beads going off to the USA today. Well infact they are already gone and well as the ones off to France.
So he went for the spring birds back to Shetland . How do I feel about it ? I do not know , mixed feelings . He likes it and has a form of connection with the place . I do not simple as that . Or is it !
I mixed a few colours up today , lacking in mojo still I want ideas to come flooding in . Or should I just let go and play I wonder . If it works it just works , if it does not then it can go into a large jar I have for my " not wanted / not good enough beads "
On a positive note , my son has found that he likes skateboards . I was into skateboarding as a kid , so I think I was more excited at seeing all the skateboards than he was...... I want one at I want one now , my son on the other hand thinks I am too old now and that I should act my age ... As if ...
I have been itching to go into the shed , after a girly day Sunday by going to the cinema to watch a girly move . And my mother & her Partner coming for tea the Saturday. I knew I had Bank Holiday Monday to go into the shed. I did and I knew I should not have right from the first bead. Nothing came out as I want or woud have like and I knew I should have packed it in then and there for the day. I did not . I refused !!! And these are my results from that day. I blame it on the wind , it may be sunny but boy is it not half cold in that wind.
I am a Silly Moo with a very obsessive hobbie.
I was born in Taunton Somerset & moved to sunny Manchester in the summer of 1988. I have been married forever & we have a son ( one child is enough !!!! ) together. Other members of our tribe are 3 dogs ( aiming always for more cockers ) 2 cats ( one is a piss pot anny ) & 2 Hens for now