Wednesday 27 May 2009

Finished my Pottery Course

....and what a slog it was :) I have realised I am no good at this medium, I don't like the feel of the clay, I am not good at designing with my hands, and the glazes never turned out like I pictured they would. was a good experience if nothing else, and I have some ugly conversation points now.

And so the final finished objects, the old boot, turned out a bit too shiny for what I wanted, I initially wanted it to look like old leather freshly dug up from the ground having lain there for a good few years.

Then there is the cupcake, oh dear ! Not a huge success, the Cherry turned out pink, the pale lemon 'icing' too brightly yellow, and the paper case not quite white enough. Hard to please aint I ? :)

So onto pastures new, I love education of any description, I think everyone should grab as much and as many experiences as they can. Painting or French Language? Watch this space :)

Monday 18 May 2009

And The Winner is..........

The winner of the draw for the Anenome Necklace is......


Thanks for all your comments, and Lorraine I hope you like it. Will contact you for your delivery details.

Friday 15 May 2009

Bead 16 Magazine - Front Cover :)

I am like a dog with two tails, I got front cover of Bead Magazine :) (mine is the cerise pink and lime green ones)

Of course I knew the bracelet pattern was going to be in, but imagine the thrill when the box of magazines arrived for my shop and there was my bracelet staring back at me in full glorious colour :)

It is a RAW (Right Angle Weave) design with 4mm cubes surrounded by seed beads, really easy to wear and you can make it as wide or as thin as you like.

I also made this in cream and bronze, it looks totally different.

Will sign copies for £25.00 :) (God loves a trier :D )

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Goddess Money Pot - finished !

Tonight was my penultimate Pottery Class, and the Goddess Money pot has finally been finished and it at home sitting on the coffee table. She is about 12" high.

She is not really in proportion, but hey ! Whose perfect?

I also got my boot and my cupcake glazed and ready to fire, they will be finished next week.

Monday 11 May 2009

A Giveaway

This is another one of my UFOFF (UnFinished Object Finally Finished)

The Anenome Flower was another one made around 18 months ago for my cushion project, so I took it and added a complimenting spiral rope. It fastens with a loop and glass bead - no metal parts at all.

The piece was made for fun, trying to use focal pieces that I had already had, and using up spare beads - you could say a re-cycled piece :)

I would like this piece to go to a happy home, where someone will wear and enjoy it, so therefore I am offering it up as a giveaway.

All you have to do is comment on this blog and I will put your name into a draw and pull a name out of the hat on Sunday May 17th.
You may also wish to follow the blogs, as I am sure there will be more UFOFF's to give away in time :)

Saturday 9 May 2009


What is a UFOFF I hear you ask - well it is an UnFinished Object Finally Finished.

Unfinished objects seem to breed in my bead box, how on earth do I get so many? The simple reason is I get bored half way through and put them down and start something else, it doesn't help that I work with beads all day and so my inspirational juices are constantly flowing, and the UFO's keep on adding up!

Anyway, this one is a Peyote Rose on a Spiral Rope.

The Rose was from the Beaded Garden book, which is a fab book, I originally planned to make a whole host of flowers and sew them all to a cushion in a bouquet style, but guess what? Yep, I got bored with that idea.

This little rose has sat unloved in my bead box for around a year, so I pulled it out and made it a spiral rope with various oddments of beads :) Hope you like it.

Saturday 2 May 2009

Aqua & Butterscotch Bead Buddies Colour Challenge

April's colour challenge on the Bead Buddies Forum ( was Aqua & Butterscotch.

It is a delicate colourway, soft and gentle and very summery.

This piece is a lacey spiral with chinese glass cubes, Cat's Eye Beads, Delica Beads and Seed Beads, with one of my own handmade Lampwork beads as a focal, on a brick stitched bail.