Saturday, June 28, 2008


I have been asked if I make cufflinks several times, so I had a good old think.. I prefer the ones with chains, and also because I make beads there is always a hole going through. I didn't want there to be any links that could come apart, so no jump rings either. In the end, I started at the bar end, and soldered on a loop with some cufflink chain which has soldered links. The glass part is attached last.

I'm really pleased with the results, hope to make some more soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008

new toys

pale emerald green!

Hi, it's been a while hasn't it? I have been to my first bead fair, at Wincanton in Somerset. We made a weekend of it and visited the caves at Cheddar as well, and had a thoroughly good time!
I bought some lovely new Triton Double Helix glass, which I love! And a heart mandrel which is great fun too!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I've been making disc beads this past week, I made a few and they got larger each time! It's really nice working in my shed, I hadn't realised how much time all the clearing away had been taking, now it's all there ready to go!