Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Blog Giveaway

I have a one of my Lampworked  glass Fish  to giveway for december!
leave a post on my blog to win!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

new owls

the 3rd batch of owls made on the 1st dec
have added a bit of colour, they are still evolving and changing
i am having fun playing around with these, had 2 casualtys so far they got a bit cold
 too quickly and broke in half, my little grandchildren love them and call them Hoots!
they are so cute have to check out what nanna makes and touch every bead

                     the 2nd batch of owls  made on the 30th nov off the mandrels and cleaned ready
                                                to be made into jewelry pendants, keyrings etc

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

new  instalment of owls
still on their mandrels, they need to be removed and clean out the bead release
i think these are cute and definately getting better
just need to keep practising :o)
made 9 after 20 or so i should have worked it out!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Its been a busy month
had a very successful show last week
and some deliveries to galleries
have had a couple of days off now i need to get some new glass beads made
 before our new grandchild arrives in dec.
here is what i finished making last week for the show.
They are 8 full necklaces or wrap bracelets
 (the red and black one goes around my wrist 3 times and is gorgeous)
think i may have to keep it, even though it is not my usual colour choice.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

hello again
wow 2 posts in the same month
i am getting a bit better
life is a little more peaceful, baby Chase's canines are through,
sleeping better and is not so cranky, but they are both still a handful.
i have had a couple of fairs and makers markets, so have been madly making lots of jewelry and glass
even poured and made 50 resin pendants and keyrings
here are some of the New glass i have been making
the owls are evolving, you can see by the pics, takes some time and patience when you are trying to make the one you are making actualy look like you want them to, mayby a dozen more
and they will be a whole lot better, its so good to be creating again
my stall was bulging with lovely new things.
been a great month, lots more to show and tell real soon

Friday, October 22, 2010

where do the weeks go
sorry i haven't had much time to update my blog
i have been working flat out towards a couple of events coming up
here is some of my new glass bits

Monday, March 15, 2010

2nd batch, when one lot is not enough

this is how the new beads come out of the kiln, still on their mandrels,
i make them one at a time on a minor burner gas and oxy torch,
putting them into a kiln to anneal them for toughness and durability
now i have to take them off the mandrels and clean the bead release out of the holes
before i make them into jewelry

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Beads, black and cream

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Hi everyone

have finally got my blog up and running, got sidetracked when my daughter and her 2 babys came to live, last year, stay tuned for new lampwork beads and other fun stuff.
Here is a taster of some of my beads.