Saturday, 9 April 2016


Well after my moaning about the weather post yesterday the sun seems to have come out! The sky keeps going grey and threatening to rain but it is sunny!

Today I have been nominated for a RAK (random act of kindness in case you didn't know) giveaway by a lovely lady called Debbs. She makes beautiful masks and headbands, if you would like to have a look you can find her facebook page here. It has made my day that someone has thought about me in this way and I have been grinning like a Cheshire cat all morning.

I have also decided that I will be going to the flame off this year, It is an event held by the glass suppliers for bead makers to generally spend the day drooling over glass and other artists work, have a practice and watch tuitions. I have been wanting to go for the last five years but something has always got in the way, this year I had pretty much decided to put it off until next year again but I thought sod it! I am going otherwise I will never get there. I am not going for the full day as I can't use my arm anyway so the torches are off the menu, I would like to go to the demonstrations but I will be happy with just going this year and next year I can spend the whole day or maybe two :).

Below are another new set I made, I love the red and purple together and like making lentils with flowers on. I hope you like them as much as me, if so they are available to purchase here.

Bye for now!

Friday, 8 April 2016

The great British weather

Afternoon everyone, I don't have much to report as I haven't been doing much thanks to the great British weather and the constant wind and rain we have experienced since last summer.. Summer? what's summer? I hear you ask! well that is the three day stretch of sun we have in May where a big orange ball appears in the sky. On a more serious note I have a leak in my studio and each time it rains I get a puddle on my window sill, husband is on the case but need a dry day to seal the leak from the outside, hmm ... good luck with that!

This morning saw another trip to the orthodontist with my son after his brace bracket fell off. One of his teeth is twisted so it need straightening and pulling forwards but it is a bit too twisted I think and it has fell off twice. Third time lucky I hope, The orthodontist is brilliant with my son, he is 14 and on the autistic spectrum so putting dental equipment what buzzes in his mouth is a big no no. The lady who sorts his brace out is brilliant with him and I only explained to her once about the situation and each time we go in she makes sure he is comfortable and tells him what is going to happen and what it may feel like. She also stops straight away to calm him if anything upsets him and I wish there were more understanding people like her in the world for people like my son.

Anyway enough about my day, I'm off to make some dinner and catch up with TV while the children are relaxing, I will leave you with some seashells made with black glass and have a lovely purple frit pattern.

Also these are some ceramic earrings I recently made, I love the colours!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

hello again!

This is a habit I didn't want to get into ... you know, letting my page slip!

This time I have a good reason, around eight weeks ago I damaged the brachial nerve in my shoulder and I haven't been able to make beads. I thought when the nurse told me to rest my left arm it wouldn't be too bad with being right handed, how wrong was I? I think I use my left arm more than I do my right!
I am slowly easing back into bead making and I can now carry light items so fingers crossed!

In the meantime I will show you some beads you haven't seen yet.

These are purple with pink swirls, I don't tend to make pink beads but I love this glass.

The bracelet is one of my latest makes with one of my own birds, my daisy flower and some of my spacers. The colours are so soft and delicate and I adore this bracelet.