Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Just checking in...

I've just renewed lots of beads in my Etsy shop...why not pop over and take a look?

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy New Year...

Well, bad me! Life kinda got in the way and this blog has become rather neglected of late. So I've dusted away a few cobwebs and chased away the tumbleweeds and here I am :)

I'm still juggling making beads with my degree and my job, so not getting out into the shedio anything like as often as I'd like, but I've listed some new beads in my Etsy shop and just placed a nice big glass order, so there will be more on the way!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Earth, air, fire and water

Once again, Christmas has passed in the blink of an eye...and as I was back to work on Boxing Day, it seemed even shorter! Hope you all had a good one and here's to a wonderful 2014 :o)

You've probably noticed that the weather's not been too good lately - strong gales and driving rain make sitting in a shed with a naked flame a little difficult, not to mention dangerous, so I've not been able to get in the shedio much lately. The beads I have made seem to be mostly in shades of blue and green - no doubt inspired by all that water!

I've also made one of those beads that makes up for all the 'fuglies' and 'mediocres' I've made over the years...I absolutely adore it!
It was one of those times when all the ideas in my head came together beautifully and the result is this rather glamorous rock, full of gold and silver, sparkles and rainbows all wrapped around some rather lovely mottled ivory. I hope you love it as much as I do - often I find that the beads that are loveliest in my eyes are the ones that sit in my Etsy shop for ages :( Still, if no-one buys it, that means I get to keep it!

Why not pop to my shop now and check out the new blues and organic beauties?

Sunday, 1 December 2013


My lovely husband has evicted the squatter from my shedio!
Bye bye Harry...

Friday, 22 November 2013

Cold weather and uninvited guests

It's cold. So cold I couldn't even bring myself to go into the shedio and make beads today. Bad times. Those in the know say it's going to get much colder though, so I'd better man up and get my thermals ready!

However, I've also put off by the enormous spider that seems to have taken up residence in the shedio. I've been trying to get over my fear of spiders and was actually doing rather well, but this is a real beast! Five minutes into my session, he'll suddenly saunter casually down the wall in front of me and disappear into some nook or cranny. I'm too soft hearted to actually kill spiders though, so I've named him Harry and I pretend to ignore him while I continue to make beads (but am constantly alert and poised for flight!).

I have managed to make some beads though, in between shivering and spider watching, including this little beauty...one of those that looked completely different in my head and was much more wonderful in real life!
You will find 'Sedona' in the usual place!