Friday, 19 April 2013

Scientific beadmaking

After a week off work spend flitting between this and that and not achieving much, I have finally got around to listing some beads on Etsy...and they are all examples of the science influenced beads from my last post.

Organic, gemstone-y ones;

Out-of-this-world cosmic;

And energy and light;

Hope you like them!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Catching up

Hello! Long time no speak! How are you?

I'm okay, just very busy! As if I didn't have enough to do with a full time job and making beads, I've now started a degree with the Open University as well. I decided it was high time I started studying rocks instead of just talking about them and am now doing a BSc in Natural Sciences with Earth Sciences.

Why am I telling you this? Well, firstly because it will probably mean that my blog posts will be even more sporadic than they normally are. I'm still around and I'm certainly still making beads, but if I suddenly disappear for a bit, it'll be because I'm up to my eyeballs in an assignment.

Secondly, I've found it interesting that my latest beads have been influenced by what aspect of science I have been studying. The first module of my course is general science and I made some very organic, rocky beads whilst studying geology, cosmic beads during the book on space and now I'm studying energy and light I'm making bright and colourful beads!

I've always said that my style of beads is influenced by what is going on in my life and where I've been, so it's going to be interesting to see how my style changes throughout my studies...especially during the chemistry book!

Anyway, that was a very wordy post, so here's a picture of Bob to finish with...just until my next beady post!