Sunday, April 27, 2008

My work in an Etsy treasury!

Here's one of my bracelets in an Etsy treasury which was a nice surprise!
My shed is nearly lined now, I'll be choosing the paint soon and the floor needs to be put down, and I'll be able to finally leave all my glassy gear just laying around without worrying about putting it all away at the end of the day - I can't wait! My poor Dad has been very busy working on it..
Some of my recent beads - check my shop !

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I'm so pleased with this banner - actually, there were three great ones to choose from - thank you so much!

I have been struggling to get things to link up.. I'm a bit of a technodunce.. but it should be nice when it's finished!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New website!

I have started up a new website called and have spent a lot more time setting it up than I thought it would take! I also haven't got the hang of everything, so it will probably evolve a bit as I learn!

Remember the shed saga? Well, I'm having the same problems with lining it - my lovely Dad has cut and fitted the insulation for me, but the hardboard we ordered to cover it up arrived all wrinkled and warped, the day after we waited in all day for it. I do now know that it's ok in some cases, and that you can dampen it and try and flatten it, but this stuff is for lining the walls and needs to be flat like the stuff you see in the shops.. I enquired as to whether I can expect it to be mostly flat, and they said they were sending out another lot...

Well, that was another whole day wasted because they didn't turn up again.. nor have they turned up today..Aaaarrrggghh! When am I allowed to lose my temper?! And there's the smug 'you can't do a thing about it' smug you get from these guys, who, when I said as soon as they arrived that it had obviously been on the truck all night and got wet, replied 'it always looks like that'! Well, maybe theirs does, but I have seen hardboard before..

Saturday, April 12, 2008

More silver cores..

I have another set of five silver core beads, I love the delicate colours and I have also used dichroic glass in some for extra sparkle. I'm not really able to make beads for two weeks as it's the school holidays, but it does give me time to get some photographs taken..

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

shed stuff

I'm really pleased with this pendant - it's lovely and chunky and smooth.. and it in the etsy shop, along with some other new items..

My insulation has arrived! Like the shed, it did not go smoothly - I waited in all day on Monday, only to get apologies in the late afternoon, so I was told my delivery would definitely be between 7 and 10 in the morning.. When did it come? At 1pm. I wish they had just said..

Anyway, we got a bit done in the afternoon, and I'm really looking forward to moving my stuff in!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Look - a rainbow!

I'm so chuffed that I managed to pull this ribbon cane - the possibilities are very exciting! I used some to make these rainbow beads, but I'm thinking of using it on the surface next time, as the colours don't spread so much.. maybe I'll cut it into bits (if I can) and just lightly fuse them on the surface of a bead..

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Big holes

I must stop making beads for silver cores! I did these today..

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My shed is finished!

After about a month, and three different fronts, my shed is finally built! Now all we have to do is insulate it.. then it's my glassy hideaway!