Sunday, 30 October 2011

The clocks have gone back

And the question is...

Did you have an extra hour partying?

Or an extra hour in bed?

My bed was very warm and cosy this morning :)

Monday, 24 October 2011

Bead envy

Now when I'm not making beads, I like to look at other people's beads. And, because I'm only human, I sometimes find myself succumbing to one of the deadly sins - envy. I look at beautiful beads with precise, evenly spaced dots and lovely thin stinger designs and I think, "why can't I do that"? I do try every now and then, but it just doesn't happen. And you know why? It's not 'me'. I don't do neat and precise. I'm not a straight lines sort of person. Just ask my collegues at work, who must despair of my hanging-posters-in-the-window-in-a-straight-line skills!

The truth is, I love organic wonkiness. I love the unpredictability of glass, the way I can add some (wonky) stringer to a bead and then let gravity take over...and just see what happens! I love to be surprised. Sometimes, if a bead is looking a little bit too symmetrical and evenly shaped, I have to squish it about or add raised dots, frit or murrini just to random it up a bit. I guess if I have a style, that's it. Organic shapes, nuggets and swirly gravity designs.

Just like these ones...a  moon bead with a swirly, silvery sky and random murrini;

And this organically shaped simple white bead, with veins of silvered ivory.

On Ebay right now :o)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Am I boring you?

I do hope not. I don't have anyone to talk to about beads, you least, not in real life. And you may have gathered that I quite like beads :) Darling Husband can feign interest for a while, before his eyes start to slide back to his computer game. My family and friends are politely interested and my work collegues couldn't really give a monkeys. So the internet is my outlet, where I can 'talk' about beadsbeadsbeadsbeadsbeads to my heart's content!

I'm assuming that as you're reading this blog, you're interested in what I have to say - but then maybe you're just saying, "enough wittering on about beads, just show us the pics!".

So here's the eye candy :)

Listed in the usual place now!