Sunday, 29 April 2012

The weather

I really want to be making beads right now...but that would mean going out in the driving rain and 50 MPH winds to connect up my propane. And I don't fancy that.

I do have some watery themed beads on Etsy now though...

Monday, 23 April 2012


Earth is a new colour from Effetre. Well I say new, but it's been available in the USA for a's just taken a while to make its way over the pond. The wait has been worth it though, it's a gorgeous glass!

It looks mostly blue in rod form, but as it is worked, streaks of green and turquoise appear. It really does look like planet Earth seen from space. I kept it simple with this bead, now on Ebay.

I adore this set of discs...just Earth, encased in a thin wrap of clear.

And was inevitable it was going to end up in a moon bead, wasn't it?

The last two will be going on Etsy in the next few days :o)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Picture this. I'm back from the Flame Off with lots of new glass, frit, murrini and tools and even some shiny new propane hosing. I've been really organised and booked the week off work, so I can play to my heart's content. I've had lots of boring stuff to do in the last couple of days, but today I finally managed to sit down in front of the torch and...the propane ran out! I was not a happy bunny. So I phoned Flogas to order more, only to be told it wouldn't be delivered until Tuesday. Tuesday??!! I'm back at work then!

This story has a happy ending though...I managed to track down a local dealer who was able to deliver tonight...yay! So I'm all set to go tomorrow :)

In the meantime, I have listed some new beads on Etsy, so pop over and take a look.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Back from the Flame Off...

...with lots of lovely goodies! Normal service has now been resumed, my Etsy shop has reopened and I'll be making new beads this week :o)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New on Etsy...

With lots more shiny new beads to be added over the next week or so!