Crafting with a little help from my friend

19 Nov

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Sometimes it just easier to clear a cat sized space on the desk!

The countdown has begun

31 Oct

It’s only 55 days until Chrstmas!!!

I don’t want to panic you, in fact I come with a solution to your festive gift buying problems!  I will once again be at the Create Festive Fayre on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th December. Check out www.createbristol.org for more info.

It’s only fair

13 Jul

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Well l couldn’t not take a picture of the stink ninja 🙂

Bouncing back – part 2

13 Jul

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A lovely picture of Hamish taken with my current fav app Retro Camera

A technological return

13 Jul

Hello world!

I’m back and have a nice new smartphone so there will be no stopping me!

I’m going to have a few little test posts to see what this baby can do so hold on tight dear reader!

Playing with fire

25 May

I know that for a blog about jewellery there has been very very little jewellery discussed.

But fear not dear reader!

For the last eight weeks I have been attending a Glass Bead Making course at Fire Works on Upper Maudlin Street in Bristol.  The lovely Georgina has been guiding four complete beginners through the amazing world of lampwork beads.  And here are my creations:

Week 1

Week 1

Week 1: a bit hazelnut rather than round but not bad for a first go!

Week 2

Week 2

Week 2: Some shaping and adding a few more colours in.


Week 3

Week 3

Week 3: some organic shaping (much fun), some snails and some cone and bicones.

Week 4

Week 4

Week 4: DOTS, DOTS AND DOTS! And some snails just cos I love them!

Week 5

Week 5

Week 5: Ok so it doesn’t look much but the green line is stringer I pulled myself!

Week 6 - Part 1

Week 6 - Part 1

Week 6 - part 2

Week 6 - part 2

Week 6: Bubbles and flowers!


Week 7

Week 7

Week 7: Silver foil, wire and encasing.

Week 8 – Pic to follow

Week 8: Sugaring, squares and a general play about.

I have loved every single week of the class. Georgina has been such a laugh and has been a fantastic teacher!  The other 3 ladies were great fun and we learnt alot.  Georgina also always has a kick ass selection of tunes on too 🙂

I have decided not to get my own torch at the moment but to continue going to Fire Works and hiring studio time there.  Also means that I can continue asking an array of stupid and daft questions 🙂

Fire Works also has a lovely shop area full of delightful things like purses, bags, jewellery, pictures, cards, and notbooks etc.  Well worth a trip if you are in need of a lovely thing or a present for someone.  Hopefully someone will have popped in to get a present for me!

Note: days of twenty-somethingness remaining = 2

New look

14 May

So what do you think?

Are you liking the new look blog?

I thought it was time for a bit of a re-style 🙂

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