Friday, 30 April 2010

Bank holiday Weekend, yeah yeah!

I went on my walk around the lake this week and bumped into the Coot above with her ugly but oh soo cute chick and this gorgeous looking Swan below. The weather was great and the signs of Spring just stood out.

So I've made a selection of new bracelets this week. I'm doing a May Day fair on Monday and it seems to be that bracelets are always the big sellers, does everyone else find this?

I feel quite excited as if the weather is good about 10,000 people come through so cross fingers they'll spend a few pennies before hitting the beer tent!

I have also experimented some more with bead making - I attempted to make a bead with a frog in. Ok so not a real frog but a silver foil stamped out version. Also made lots of space age looking beads as worked out how to make the silver glass look pretty by reducing. I will take some pictures so you can see what I mean.
Have a great weekend! E x x

Friday, 23 April 2010

Spring time....

So I've been making some new bits and bobs - they all seem to be really nice bright yellows, blues and oranges so obviously the creative part of me is embracing Spring.

I had a lovely weekend in Towcester at Flame off and the bead fair. It was great to meet such friendly inspiring people who were soo giving with their time and techniques. Big thank you!

This bead below I made at Towcester and was trying copper foil - it went black but I still think it looks really cool.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Easter Break Activities and Woo to bulk fuel!!

I had a lovely Easter weekend. I got my seeds planted, went to visit my friend at the animal sanctuary, went for a meal for Clint's birthday and a few drinks with the girls.

This year I decided to plant my seeds in a bit more of an organised fashion. Last year I threw all remaining seeds in pots and well they all grew - I couldn't believe it. I had to shed plants like mad as sooo many I couldn't cope with them.
So I've invested in 3 propagators with individual little sections for each seed - I have 3 types of tomatoes, 2 types of pepper, courgettes and salad leaves. Controlled growing this year.

The Arc has goats, pigs, a horse, ferrets you name it - I liked the goats and pigs a lot they were such characters. Very silly and inquisitive!

I'm really excited - yesterday finally (I feel like I waited forever even though it was only 3 months) the problem with the gas pressure on my glass bead making set up was resolved. We took everything including the 13kg propane tank to the guys at Migtigarc who fiddled and adjusted. Turned out that the regulator I had wasn't quite right.

So this weekend along with some sushi and a friends housewarming I'm planning on getting down to some bead making.

Have a great one, E x