Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween

Hope you are having a great friday whether you are a halloween fan or not ! As a child I was never allowed to go out trick or treating but when I got my own house I loved having halloween fancy dress parties and decorating the house too :o) that isnt really possible at the moment though so I decorated this house instead lol

Its actually a tealight holder my lovely man bought for me, now accessorised with some of my lampwork !

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

And the Winner is ...

... well there isnt one winner !! Following from a few comments, the de-bump title is staying to describe the overall style of beads however

*drum roll*

I have decided to use some of the names suggested as names for individual collections within the overall style, so, we have multiple winners !!

The pale collection pictured on yesterdays competition post will be "Moon flowers" thank you to SABINE for that suggestion.

The black background collection that I am still working on (see pic below for a taster) will be "Ghost Flowers" which MIZGEORGE gets a bead for as it is inspired by her suggestion.

I also have plans inspired by another of the names suggested so I will be sending another bead out too but what i would like to do is send that person one of the beads inspired by the name suggested so if you will forgive me that will be an announcement for another day !

Monday, 27 October 2008

and still not a bump in sight...

I have made some more of the de-bumps, and I need a name for them as it is not really fair to go on calling them de-bumps !! So its competition time, I have a sky blue de bump to give away, all you have to do is leave me a comment on here with your suggestion for a name for them and then the name I like best I will use as the name for the beads and that person will get the blue de-bump.

Friday, 24 October 2008

De Bumped

Ok, so things are rather busy right now with uni, however I havent been totally unable to torch, the reason for most of my quietness apart from uni work is that I am preparing for a jewellery party !! So I am sorry I have been quiet !!

To make up for it, I have some good news - I have finally managed to make de-bumped bubble flowers that i am happy with :)) Thanks to everyone who asked and commented, your feedback is much appriciated and this is what i have come up with ....

ta dah..

So.....What do you think ??

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Ive been Tagged !!!

I saw the comment left by Jo of Gem Heaven Jewellery that she had tagged me, and I confess I wondered what she meant !! ...ok ok but im relatively new to this blogging malarky so some allowances please ! lol :)

Anyhow, I popped over to her blog and saw that the idea is -

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Ok so here goes 7 Facts about me -

1) I love where I live in Surrey. Every time I have to go out in the car I love looking around at the scenery and remind myself how lucky I am to live somewhere so pretty, especially at this time of year.

2) I have a subtropical garden, yes, I did say I live in Surrey, UK - this means in winter I share my "studio" with the plants !
Here is a pic of some of it (and my kitties !)

3) I used to play the saxaphone, I still have my sax but no longer play

4) I would love to learn to fly a microlight. I have been up in one once as a present and would love to be able to pilot one .. of my own of course lol !! When I win the lottery.

5) I love making databases and automating them to make them do cool stuff. I suspect that makes me a geek.

6) I am obsessive about colour, specifically about organising things like my glass rods or coloured pencils into colour order ... and making sure they stay that way.

7) My favorite colour is grey / silver. Its the colour 90% of my clothes are and what I love to wear most of all. but i rarely make grey beads.

So my taggees are -

Manda of Mango Beads
Billie of Glass by Billie
Heather of Bumpy Beads
Kathryn of Turning Light
Nia of Gemwaith Nia
Jo of Daisychain Designs
Emma of The Little Bead Shop

Sunday, 12 October 2008

A very glassy weekend

The weekend has been lovely so far and i have everything crossed it will continue to be today. Himself is being a super lovely man and "putting up" ;o) with an entire weekend of glassy-ness. Yesterday we went to Quenington to the "Out" bit of In/Out. Set in the gardens of Quenington Old Rectory it is gorgeous !! I have total house / garden / library / glass, envy lol (*Oh My* the library !! I so want one just like it)

The house from across the mill race -

If you would like to see more photos I have some loaded up on Flickr . It was a perfect autumn day yesterday, the sun came out and we had a lovely lunch sat out in a pub garden, and even stopped for a cream tea on the way home !

Today we are off to Origin in London so fingers crossed for no issues with tubes, nice weather and not too many crowds !

Friday, 10 October 2008

That time of year again

Yes, its that time of year when the evenings are dark and photographing beads starts to become a little more difficult ! I have a few sets of boro beads to go online but Im struggling with the photos, I have some but they really dont show the gorgeous colours in the beads, its really frustrating ! Im hoping for a clear sky in the morning and i'll try again.

The best photo I managed to get was of these -

Monday, 6 October 2008

Oooo I won a bead !!

Im so happy !! I have won a gorgeous nebula bead from Juice Glass !!

I have been admiring Carli's beads and her nebula ones are stunning! What first caught my attention was her yin and yang beads like this one below which I think is sooo fab (and yes it was sold when i tried to get my paws on it lol) and then i discovered her other beads too ! I cant wait to see my bead when it gets here, dont worry I will take a picture and share it as soon as I have it :-)

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Inspiration & Experiments

I have this gorgeous ribbon from Jamn Glass and I decided I wanted to make a complimentary Bubble Flower Focal so I had a bit of a play and an experiment and these are what I made-

Im not sure which one I think works best with the ribbon ? Which do you think ? Do you think I should develop any of the beads into their own series .. let me know what you think and we'll see if my thoughts are the same as yours and maybe have a little competition ??