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Just finished the project for issue 18, now to start of issue 19...hmmm
Friday, 7 May 2010
My lampworking buddies have made these beads and they are stunning yet I have to create something with them..
The spotty coloured beads are by Dee from Cherry Obsidia. The deep red with a snake skin look are by Dee again.
The bumpy hollows are by Ray Skene from http://www.celticglass.co.uk/ who I had the pleasure of meeting at the flame off. A lovely talented guy. I can only hope to be as talented one day. Although I have been assured I will pick it up fast LOL! hmm Well after watching Ray created the most amazing pieces with Glass I guess that sort of talented doesn't just get 'picked up' but we shall see. I know I picked up the Silversmithing and Jewellery making fairly easily, I'm not sure if that is natural talent or just an understanding on a deeper level but I seem to have no difficulty in creating exactly what I want. I love love love my work my only regret is that I didn't discover this sooner. My goal is to create all my pieces by hand, beads included...I'm lucky that I have full support of my husband and family. I'm at my happiest when I'm creating. It gives me an outlet for my very busy mind and being Bipolar it's a plus to have that outlet.
It's been a while since I last blogged! Ye Gods this sounds like a confession..it isn't honest :-)
After the last Fibro flare up I am now in another one just a few days after the long one. However I shall not be beaten by Fibro I LAUGH in your face Fibro *take that* Ha haaaaar
It's my daughters 15th birthday today, I made her a ring. Heart of Gold ring, Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold Heart, stamped inside 'of Gold' and her birth date 7th May. She loves it!
And, I've just figured out how to upload photographs. I have lots to upload :-)
Soon, I'll have my studio re-vamped so I can start working with Glass and make my own beadies! I can't wait! I've decided I'm going to start with a hothead, lots of people make stunning beads with a hothead and after all I'm a beginner.
Even though I've had a little go at making beads or should I say slightly odd shaped blobs lol! The set up I was using was not ideal but it was such fun.