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, 29 September 2011

Too warm to bead ?

I think not , I just went into the shed earlier that's all.

I have been playing with Kalipso again. Back to the double helix glass, just like the handbags I like , both expensive and once you use one you cannot go back to the cheaper type......

Pictures will follow in the next few days , as I have been away from the torch for a while I need to get back into the swing of it again. Although it is amazing how it tends to lighten my mood when I have melted something . That is as long as I can make at least one decent basic bead.
 Now the hubby's accounts are nearly done just the bits that need going over I will have at least a week before my next farmers market . I still need to work on my displays , if the look pants that's because they are. Either too cluttered or too bare I cannot seem to get the balance yet. So more work to be done on that front this week too .

Thursday, 22 September 2011


I have been in the shed ... Can you see my smiling face ..

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A quickie

Just to let you know . I am getting ready for Stockport Handmade Market Sunday 25th September 10am until 4pm.

So no new beads this week until next week I hope .

Friday, 9 September 2011

Been in the shed again.

I spent a few hours in the shed yesterday. After lacking with the mojo I have begun to follow this blog for some colour mojo. Here's the link have a look .

So here are the colours I took and here is the beads I produced . I decided to lightly etch them to give that matt effect too.

I then tried my new button tool so these are my first ever attempt at buttons. need some work but I was pleased with the handmade look . Better than mass produced anyday.