Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Monday, 15 December 2008

Playing with polymer

The last few days I have been having a little play with polymer clay by way of a bit of a rest from the glass. I've only used polymer clay a couple of times before but it is great fun and there are loads of different techniques that can be used to achieve different effects. I made some beads first by making a millefiori cane
and then I had a play with some inks and metal foil and have some shapes that I think I will make into pendants.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

My lampwork beads in a bracelet

Sold some of my beads very recently to Eve at and she made this fab bracelet with some of them! Check out her website, she has a whole section of jewellery she has made incorporating lampwork beads. Really looking forward to seeing what she does with the other beads she bought too!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


Difficult for me to believe but I had my 50th birthday yesterday! Boy, time certainly does fly! I had a lovely day and went out for a meal to mark the occasion. Sat in front of this fireplace to have pre-dinner drinks and then coffee after dinner.
Then went home to relax before it was time for birthday cake! Sadie decided she wanted to help put the candles on the cake...
You know you're getting old only have 5 candles to blow out...

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Finished bracelet

Really pleased with how the woven treasure bracelet turned out! These bracelets feel really great to wear and this one is especially nice because it is so full of 'treasures'. Not sure yet but think I may have to keep this one...

Friday, 5 December 2008

Woven treasures

Well I haven't been getting into the studio (aka spare room) very much recently as it's just too darn cold in there with all this wintry weather we've been having. So the other day I started making a woven treasure bracelet (from the book Beaded Treasures by Robin Atkin) and they really are fun to do. Here's a picture of my work-in-progress.

This is the third treasure bracelet I have made and I think this one is going to be my favourite. Here's a pic of the first one I made too.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Winter wonderland!

So how many people woke up to a snowy scene this morning? We had a few inches here which has made everything look very pretty.
Sadie enjoyed running around in it until she started to gather too much ice on her coat, but she soon thawed out when we got her home.

It was certainly a lovely morning to go out for a walk in the woods but I feel sorry for people who have to drive somewhere.