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, 31 October 2011

Yeah some play time

Life sometimes really does get in the way. When you are married and have a family , you have a house to keep , meals to cook , washing to do . And that's even before you start your job or run your business. The lists we make , notes that are stuck around the house to be ignored ... No wonder when we want to do stuff for us it is most of the time way way way down on our list of things to do.

But Saturday came and I spent the day in the shed just playing. 

Really I wanted to try this Zephyr Clear Glass by Double Helix and at £8.50 for 1/4 Ilb you really do not get much for your money . But it does what it says noscum, little bubbles and a joy to work with. I loved it .

So starting below I played with Tag Fire Lotus 

Then Kalipso calling

These were Kalipso and then melted in with clear. I wanted to do bumpy beads but it was not working for me saturday , so melted away and gave a few sacrifices to the kiln fairies . They are all organic with a few bumps and lumps but I love emmmmm . Who needs mass produced when you can have one offs that people adore making .

 These are colbat blue with multi dark frit . Must say I am rather impressed with this blue ..

I am at Buxton Farmers market on thursday 3rd november 9.15am til 2pm .

Thursday, 20 October 2011

And now

I have run out of gas !!!

So baileys truffles and winter chutney made instead.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Ahhhhhh ! That's Better !

I have been in the shed ..........

Monday, 17 October 2011

A very busy weekend and I was not beading

It started on my son's birthday ..

I made ..

Double Chocy Chip Muffins.

The Christmas Cake .

It started at 9am with fresh apple sauce for the pork roast I was making that day. Then a double batch of Jam Tarts some Mince Pies for the freezer. A hot and spicy Tom Soup for lunch, a spicy apple Tart Tatan for desert after the roast. A batch of Lemon Curd and Peanut Butter Truffles. I think that was it for Sunday .  No time for beading this weekend !!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

First Buxton Farmers Market & Home Sweet Home

This was my first Farmers Market at Buxton Pavillion & finally a display I was happy with . 

Some people have stunning tables and they all match. Me ! As you can see, I am a mix and match sort of girl.  Not that you can tell of course. My banner decided not to play so had to put up the back up one on the day.  I have to get clamps I think for next time. It is always a learning experience every event changes to be made , lists to be created .

The weather had changed that day and it was the first day for the central heating & this shown below.

                         Ahhh Home Sweet Home ................ Take away anyone !

Monday, 3 October 2011

Kalipso warning

And here are some of the Kalipso Focals I made the other day .