Monday, 27 September 2010

Scissor happy

Sunday was spent with my lovely aunty, (who is sadly suffering from vascular dementia).
It was a good day, and I cut and styled her hair, which is now really short. She looks really cute, and elfin. I love her to pieces and am glad we had a good time together.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

A nice day out.

Today was the GBUK AGM and bead fair. I attended both.

I was with a lot of very talented beadmakers, surrounded by lots of fantastic beads. I'm afraid I have no pictures as I forgot to take my camera, so you'll have to take my word for it.

I'm afraid I was very naughty and bought lots of silver glass. I'm going to play with those in the next few weeks, as I need to get my silver twistie beads ready for the exchange.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Jelly and ice cream.

Saturday night, after dinner, I saw the flashing light on the telephone and listened to the message on it, with the result that within 30 mins we were on our way to a 21st birthday party.
The birthday boy came as Super Ted, and others were sailors, flappers, gangsters, school children, construction workers, and cowboys and indians.
In the tradition of all good birthday parties there was jelly (3 types) and ice cream. Yummy.

Bead happy.

Saturday was beading group. It is so lovely to meet up and socialise with like minded creative women. We always have a laugh, and there is always gorgeous beadwork on display.
I started a beaded chain to use with a lampwork bead. It is mainly green, with some copper. Looks very pretty. I just have to work out how to attach the lampwork bead. On the chain, or as a pendant? Hmmm, will be trying that out later, probably much later.
The lampwork does seem to take precedence. I tend to bead once a month at bead group, and realise anew how much I like the tiny beads too. I just wish I had more hours in the day, then I could lampwork for 6 hours, bead for 6 hours, and do housework for 20 mins. have to get those priorities right!

Lets have another go

Ok, I signed up for a bead exchange to make lampwork beads with reactive/silver glass twisties.
I love silver glass, and thought this would be right up my street. So far all my efforts have produced colours reminiscent of baby poo.
Thank goodness I only have to produce a minimum of three beads. Oh well, back to the torch, lets have another go.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Please sir, I want more.

More business cards that is. So I thought I would share some of the images of my work that I used for the cards, including my favourite lampwork bead to date, and its one of the ones I made in the very early days of using the torch

That's it, the last picture = "Icelandic Crater".
The name behind this one came from the following experience. Hubby and I were in Iceland a few years back, and went to see an implosion crater. The earth/rocks/soil was this fantastic rust colour, and the water in the crater was the most vivid blue in contrast, with streaks of bright green mossy plants on the slopes.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

In the round

In spite of the tube strike, we managed to get to the Globe theatre last night, to see the first Globe production by a female playwright called "Bedlam". Great costumes, and as ever, clever use of the stage. Lots of laughter, tongue in cheek quips, and a happy ending.
I am not quite sure of the time setting, probably 18th century, and it was a bawdy, rollicking tale set in a madhouse. I felt right at home!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Ah, bliss.

You have to love the bank holiday weekend. That extra day allowed me to sit down and torch. I am blissed out. It really helped me to chill out. I made some beads with a new press and frit I bought at Stourbridge. I hope to have some pics soon.