Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat? Definately treat!

Just email your Paypal address with your chosen beads to

Postage is always free.

Take care, Clare x

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

New Boro beads and Labyrinth the VI!

Pretty chuffed with these boro beads - blimey they are hard work!

and how could i forget the beautiful Labyrinth beads - in green!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

I`ve been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Veryan, Ali & Bille.
The rules are:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Ok, so I have to tag 7 people in return, well I guess the buck stops here.
I think everyone I know has been tagged already, and I`m sure they found it hard enough to think of 7 things!!

7 facts about me? Hmmmm.......
1. I believe in what goes around comes around, karma & fate.
2. I am Vegetarian
3. I have a benign essential tremor in my hands (a teeny weeny shake which gets worse if I get stressed) which is why my beads are chunky and not very intricate - stringer work is a no no!
4. I love music and go to Leeds festival every year.
5. I am a Qualified Veterinary Nurse
6. I never want kids, cats are a perfect 'substitute'.
7. I believe Steve Coogan is a comedy genius.

Well thats it! Fallen asleep yet??!!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Win a pair of my recycled earrings!

Daisy Green online ethical magazine has just been launched.

A pair of my recycled earrings are up for grabs.

Just enter your details on the page above for your chance of winning.

Good luck!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

New boro beads - Draco

My fist sell-able boro beadies! Yay! they remind me of I called them 'Draco' (the latin name for dragon)
They have a butterscotch and turquoise yummy vibe going on, encased in clear. Boro beads look much darker when seen in indoor lighting, this photo was taken outside.

My boro arrived!!

I thought I`d show you my first dabblings into the amazing world of boro!

I bought a few rods of the TAG Purple sable, which not surprisingly didnt turn out too great! Nevermind.... Rome wasnt built in a day and all that! Although, when I annealed them again in the kiln last night (well I wasnt going to lose much was I?!) I was pretty chuffed to say the least. the blues had become much more vibrant and there were now even pinky amber tones coming through. this glass is amazing! Can`t say I`m in love with it yet - it takes a massive amount of skill - I am totally in awe of what the pros can do!


(Believe me its not just the lighting!)

If you would like to know more about borosilicate glass please visit: - it is massively detailed and more than you ever need to know.

From a lampworking beady point of view it is much harder to work with in the flame (imagine REALLY hard toffee rather than syrup) but can produce amazing earthy beads with fantastic colours. Oh yeah and the glass is much more expensive!