Sunday, 17 January 2016

showcase time!

Sorry I have let me page slip for the last week I have been getting ready for my showcase.

Each month I sign up to sell my lampwork beads on a selling page on Facebook, my day for January was Saturday.
Here are some of the beads I sold.

These daisy's I tend to make in sets like this or sets of 3 with yellow and white flowers.

This is  new heart I was trying out.

Some sand lentils which I also have available in red/orange.

So i have some other stuff going on at the moment and will be back to tell you about it soon :).

Friday, 8 January 2016

The weekend is almost here!

After the first week of everyone being back at school and work I am feeling more than a little bit tired and really looking forwards to a relaxing weekend.

I have been making lots of beads this week and have really been enjoying it, I have a few new designs on the go and can't wait to see what you all think of them.
In the meantime here are some of my other beads :D.

Here is a new bracelet I made too, it is full of lovely lampwork beads!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Tuesday for me are the busiest day of the week! My son finishes school early and needs to be dropped off at fire cadets, my daughter goes to after school club while I do this and then I pick her up and drop her at drama class. They both need to to be picked up an hour or two later and then we have tea and relax.

So with all this out of the way now I can blog.

Today I wanted to show you one of my favourite bracelets so far, I made the fairytale tower bead and purple spacers, I thought the cream Czech glass flowers went perfect with it too.
It can be purchased here.

Some other recent makes include this set of green spotty lentils which can be purchased here

Well I am off for a hot cup of tea and a rest, see you again soon!

Monday, 4 January 2016


Hello! well it has been so long since I have blogged and so much has changed that I decided to set up a new blog with a new name.

This will be my beading blog for my lampwork beads with some jewellery and life photos thrown in!

For those you you who don't know me I am Jo from Lampwork beads by Jo, I live in Lancashire with my husband and two children and i will like melt glass.

Here is a picture of one of my latest sets to show you what I do. I have a cricket torch which I use to melt the glass, shape it into a bead and anneal it in my bead cube kiln (it isn't as easy as that but you catch my drift).

I also make my beads into jewellery.

Like this fox bracelet I recently made, both my beads and my jewellery can be purchased at

Well that is it for now and I will be catching up again soon!