Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tangled Transfers

Now I dont know about you but I am one of those people who doodles. Pretty much on every available surface, and usually very boring stuff (I would love to be one of those people who creates mini masterpieces in 2 minutes on a serviette at a cafe but alas it is not to be) so when the lovely Julie Fountain of Lush Lampwork recently posted a thread on a forum I visit about a way of doodling called Zentangles I got a bit curious and had to check it out.

Now as some of you may know, on the odd occasional instance it has been known for me to be ever so slightly obsessive in my need for things to be straight and tidy so you can imagine the joy of finding a doodling "system" which encourages me to be as obsessive (or not) as I want and gives options for enforcing rules (this is my way of interpreting it, I am not saying this is the official way, for that, go read their website ;o) ) over my drawings.

Naturally for me the next step was to zentangle a bead -

So there you have it, a doodle bead !!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

As Promised

Here is a picture of what I was getting all excited about -

New flutterbies ! Following on from all the comments both at the flame off and online since, about the sample beads I made with the Flutter set of transfers I decided I had to make some of these to sell. I am really pleased with how they have turned out and Im going to make one for me too, when I decide which is my favorite colour, which might take a while !!

They are all two tone so I had lots of fun matching up glass to get the two tones to be two I was happy with for each bead, and the butterfly design is slightly raised to give a bit of a 3D which also nicely magnifies the pattern ! Im hoping to get them online on my website in the morning.

Oooo ooo Flutterbies ..

they are out of the kiln ....




and a little more OOOOOOOoooooooo

I think I am a *little* pleased with them .. I will photograph them so you can see and tell me what you think too ..

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Flutter Sample

This is one of the samples I have made with my "Flutter" set of transfers. The transfers have been applied, encased, and coloured in. I have added a little more glass to leave the butterflies slightly 3D.

The original image was this one -

This is the finished bead -

Friday, 9 April 2010

Transfer Kits

Im all of a quiver and full of excitement, I have been busy busy busy getting ready for the Flame Off next week and Im pleased to announce that my Transfer Kits are ready to come with me !!

I have made 5 different designs, including some I have drawn myself which I am particularly excited about. I have put them together as a taster kit so people can try out the transfers with a simple set of instructions to go with.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Dreaming of beaches

My mind seems to be stuck on holiday still, I have been on a mission to make some new jewellery for the website and everything is coming up beachy, now considering that its approaching summer thats not a bad thing but it does make me miss the warmth of the sun as it was on holiday, especially on our typically English damp bank holiday weekend !

This is "Beachcomber" a lovely dangly charm style bracelet with some gorgeous metallic lampwork twist beads, some swarovski rondelles, pearls, wood beads, I could go on and on... but im really pleased with it and it looks lovely on.

I have already a couple of co-ordinating pieces and more in the pipeline which I'll be uploading soon !