Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Monday, 28 January 2008
Friday, 25 January 2008
Firstly, I went to a beautiful Gallery in a Hebden bridge near Huddersfield to see a lovely lady called Alison. It is such a gorgeous quirky little place with an amazing amout of talented people`s creations being sold there. I walked into the gallery and thought it was completely the right place - exactly how I`d have a gallery if I was lucky enough to own one. You know when you just get a good feeling....
Anyhooo..... My work has been accepted! So I`ve been working FLAT OUT getting my pieces ready to send out early next week..I`m nearly there!!
Secondly, I met the owner of a bead shop in York. Another lovely lady.... She loved my beads and wants to stock them in her shop. Guess what I will be doing early next week....!! EXCITING!
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
These beads are left un-etched as they turned out quite metallic because of the silver, I didn`t want to lose this beautiful quality.
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
Large Lentil and 2 tube beads.
I have listed them in sets of 5 large spree beads.
If you prefer pillows in the same glass, or even etched sprees or etched pillows? Let me know.
I have made a pillow shaped bead of each colour which I have etched. Just to experiment! Glad I did, the result are amazing. The colour is so striking and the swirls even more visible.
Painted Desert / Cosmic Swirl
(For anyone that doesn't know what etching means - to etch a bead involves dipping the bead in an acidic solution for approx 10 - 15 minutes. This removes the shine, mattifys the surface and depending on the glass, you can see the detail much more. I LOVE the organic feel to these beads, although it is personal choice.)
Smoke Circles / Light Jasper
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Just cleaned and photographed.... Deepest Elektra..... Beautiful Dark Red Encased In Crystal Clear, Trailed With Elektra by Double Helix. Yum!
It really is unusual glass - producing different shades, colours and depths - all in one rod of glass! Makes me feel pretty lazy, I`m not doing much in the way of artistic-ness!!
Sprees made with (starting from the upper tier) Smoke Circles, Painted Desert, Light Jasper, Cosmic Storm (Think I got the names right?!)
They will be up for sale soon.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
I didn`t get round to putting these on my blog yesterday.....
Sterling Silver Chainmaille Jewellery
Necklace - Scherzo weave
Bracelet - Helm weaveWell, The lovely George at designedbygeorge sent me some beautiful Sterling Silver jump rings in exchange for my lampies. If anyone would like to take part in the great Jump ring exchange just contact me....!
Bracelet - Helm weave featuring my lampwork beads :)
Bracelet - Scherzo WeaveI made a few pieces in less than a day.... Oooops!!
Monday, 14 January 2008
I decided to keep this bead, so I turned it into this pendant, the matching beads turned into earrings.
After much consideration, I have put them up on my website, so I can share them with you.
I have also made a new Sterling Silver Core Bead....in one of my favourite glasses 'Elektra'. The reactions are immense.
Friday, 11 January 2008
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
A few dramatic focal organic bicones. They are so much more beautiful in real life - the raised dots in the top and lower left beads are amazing. There are little rainbows trapped inside each dot. They are so beautiful.
The bottom bead is made with silvered ivory. One end has been melted into the bead - the other end is left raised for added effect.
Monday, 7 January 2008
Can you remember me saying I had received some free glass..... (the organic psyche and deep red focal is made from it)
You know... the glass I havent been able to find anywhere?!!!!
Well...... it was a surprise prezzie from my lovely friend Julie! I couldn`t believe it! What a complete star!
Thankyou ever so much Julie (the choccies and sweeties were more than enough!)
Saturday, 5 January 2008
I am completely in love with making these beads. The way each one is so completely individual, but when I make a set, they look amazing together.
I think I might make a matching bracelet and necklace soon just for me (if I get chance - because you all seem to love them as much as I do!)
As you can probably tell by now I prefer creating something a little quirky - I think I have hit the nail on the head this time!
Friday, 4 January 2008
They are made with my glass of the moment - Double Helix. The top ones are 'nyx' randomly encased with clear. The metallic sheen of the glass can be seen where the glass hasn`t covered the base.
The lower set is ivory,'psyche' and clear. Again, randomly encased. These have more of an organic feel.
I wish you could see the beads in real life - they don`t look their best in the photos.
I was lucky enough to receive some free glass from a supplier in Belgium. (He bought some beads from me - I felt bad about making him pay!!) So, i thought I`d have a bash. It is an absolutely beautiful deep deep red, a colour I have been trying to find for such a long time! Some ivory and my favourite silver psyche glass creates the mirror like shine and adds to the magic of this bead.
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- Heart Gallery
- Valentines Hearts...
- Fantastic News! All systems go!!
- Odd Lot III!
- Volcanic Beads and Lava....
- Get Your Rocks Off!
- What An Odd Lot II
- Deepest Elektra
- What an 'Odd Lot'
- Elektra Planets
- In Chains....
- I Don`t Know If I Can Let This Bead Go....
- I`ve been busy....
- Organic Bicones.....
- Thought you might like to see...
- The Mystery Of The Glass.....(Thankyou Julie!)
- Nugget Nuggets Nuggets!
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- Deep Freeze!
- Earring Day II
- Earring Day.
- Happy New Year!
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