Monday, 20 April 2009

Busy Weekend

Ok a little late but better late than never :o) the 5 RAOK-ers are -

Claire (Claisicat)
Rachel M Elliot

If you would please email me your address to becky at and sometime before the end of 2009 I shall be sending you a little surprise !! thank you to everyone else who joined in too :o)

It was a busy weekend for me, as it was for a lot of UK flameworkers and beadmakers, with the 2nd UK Flame Off being held on Friday and Saturday. I joined up with Sarah of Flame Force Five and Sabine of Little Castle Designs and we shared a stand in the lampwork area selling our beads. It was fantastic to share, not only did it mean that we did not have to have so much stock individually but it also mean that we could have a look about at what was going on.

A very big thank you to everyone who came to say hello to us, it was great to meet some new people and put faces to names as well as saying hello to some old friends.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

The lovely Kerry of Kab's Creative Concepts posted on her blog this morning a lovely idea about random acts of kindness, basically 5 people will get a surprise gift from her before the end of 2009, the only condition is that they pass on the RAoK to another 5 people. I thought that was such a nice idea so I left my name and woo hoo im one of the lucky five !!

Soooooo I have to pass one the lovelyness to another 5 people, I decided that I will have a draw to decide who it will be, I will draw the names out from those that comment on this post before 8pm (UK time) on Sunday and you will then get something from me before the end of 2009, all you have to do is pick five people and pass it on .. so what are you waiting for ...get commenting !!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Damask Beads

I am busily trying to build up some bead stock for the website and also for a couple of event I have coming up, so I have been working with the damask pattern again and these beads are now coming together better in a slimmer, more elegant shaped tube bead that I am quite pleased with, Im also having fun with colour combinations to build up some interesting colours for them so I dare say you will be seeing many more of these too !! 

I hope to have some more pictures for you later on of some of the other beads I have been working on.... i'll just say that I have been playing with some bling !!!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

I am still here ...

Hello :o)

I am Becky. I am a lampworker... just thought i'd better remind you as its been a while lol, and no I havent fallen off the face of the planet !! Im sorry its a bit sporadic posting at the moment things are a wee bit hectic in Beckyland just at the moment, Ive had a sort of mini surge of "must do" things for uni (too few weeks to go before the end of term / my degree. far too few) this week which is why I havent been on to tell all about last weekend !! So I shall put that right now ...

I had a great weekend, it was lovely to see those of you that made it over the weekend, both old friends and new. I had a few lampworking visitors, the very lovely Sarah bought me some Lindemans peach beer, (something we got rather partial to whilst in Belgium at Glassworks ) Jolene and Juliet both came to visit and we managed to have a quick lunch, and Glen popped in to say "Hi" on his lunch break !! So thank you all for coming along, it was lovely to see you :o) There was no shortage of non lampworkers about either, and it was fantastic to have the chance to talk to so many people who were so enthusiastic about glass (and possibly even persuade a couple of people into taking the plunge into making ) and Im hoping my demo's were interesting, I enjoyed doing them and explaining what was happening once I got over my initial nerves !! 

So for those that couldnt make it, a couple of pictures, the first is how my jewellery looked, although I have to confess this is not the best photo as it was taken just before I packed up on the sunday, can you believe it, i forgot my camera on the friday ?!? 

and this next one is of the torch area, the little kiln is mine but the torch belongs to one of the team based at London Glassblowing, it is a Nortel Midrange with a minor on top for those that are interested, and it was lovely to work with, partly because I am used to working with an oxycon, and they had a tank set up (as you can see in the picture) and partly because I could play with the different flames :o)

you can also spy my Moo business cards lay out on the table in front of the kiln, they were a great success and I even got asked who my photographer was so I was really pleased about that (for anyone who doesnt know, I take my own pictures as I have a bit of a "thing" for photography) !

I have been back at the torch today, so I hope to have some beads to share with you tomorrow, and hopefully I might be able to blog a bit more frequently from now on !