Thursday 17 June 2010

Css is evil!

i'm not doing a whole lot right now but i'm doing lots of DIY, when i'm not doing that i'm trying to sort out my website, however, CSS doesn't want to play ball, it's driving me mad! Half wish i'd done something useful for my degree now like computing! Stoopid health sciences! You can't do jewellery making, building websites or DIY with that! See you soon


Friday 11 June 2010

Marrakesh Collection

Started to make these last night, the beads are a mix of vintage acrylic (or possibly lucite, not sure), a/b Czech crystal and copper coloured seed beads.

I've been using them with a mix of brass and copper which gives a really nice warm feeling and the rich jewel based colours give a touch of the opulant.

I imagine couscous, fruits, exotic spices and candlelight through geometric fretwork.

Anyways, on with the pictures

Obviously there will be more!

Wednesday 9 June 2010


Right! now I can add pictures properly!
Again though, these are taken with my phone so kinda crappy.
These are my first efforts with the hot head for the purpose of selling rather than playing.

Anyways, if you want an unusual, quality gift come to the Arbury Carnival this Saturday (the 12th) in Cambridge UK.

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1 Hollow Bead: was very impressed with myself for making a hollow bead! they're amazing and actually not that complicated to make.

2 Coaster: I think the coaster is really very pretty, just gotta work on getting the set done to look right.

3 Leaves: These are my first leaves, I love these, so simple but effective!

4 Strawberries: love these, very whimsicle, very much a work in progress! but love the spotty one!

Thursday 3 June 2010

Lampworking pictures

Here are a few pictures of what i've been doing for the last few days 1st a hollow bead, 2nd my stawberries, 3rd some leaves.

Or at least i hope it'll post all 3 images, using blogaway on my phone to post these!

The start of a beautiful breakdown!

So, i have booked a stall at Arbury Carnival!
My friend Kaye and I will be selling our handmade wears, Kaye has loads of stock, i however have virtually nothing i would choose to inflict on a paying public!
So 10 days left and over the last few days I've been on a purchasing spree... bought glass, kiln shelves, a cermics mould (which will be used for resin at first) to make coasters, a load of little feet thingies for the bottoms of coasters etc.

what i have made in the last few days... 3 strawberries... all sharp at one or both ends... no good for selling but good practice. 2 hollow beads.. again a bit mishapen for selling. a few misc experimentations, no good for selling.
Tonight i have made 2 lampwork leaves (1 actually good, one possible) and am busy firing a coaster and broken beads in the kiln!
it gets adictive-creating!

Cain Glain