Friday, 27 August 2010

My mini top hat got finished and I had a torch session!

It was really fun this week craft wise. Although I've been feeling a bit tired I've had a lot of crafty energy! Tuesday I got the torch set up and had a play. I didn't realise how out of practice I could get in just having 2 months off. My beads were a bit disappointing and the 1's that looked totally cool cracked in half as I tried to encase a 96 coe base packed with 96 coe frit in schott clear 90, doh!
Wednesday I went round to see a crafty bud after work and the mini top hat got created! This is for me to wear at my cousin's wedding later in September. I am quite please with how it has come out and luckily the black ribbon does well in hiding the wire wrapping involved in keeping the feathers and crystals upright.
So it is Bank Holiday weekend for me so an extra day of fun, who knows what it might bring! x

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Waken and New glass goodies!

So I'm back... Germany was great! Not only did I get to see 1 of my favourite bands Iron Maiden but saw lots of new bands that mixed up classical and even bagpipes with rock, I loved it. We'll definitely be hitting another festival next year. I also remembered my love for cherry beer - scrumptious!
From the moment I got back it was all go, Poppyfields Design and I had a jewellery party on Friday night then I was back in the studio Saturday for a day of fused glass jewellery. In between eating, working and trying to get through the festival washing pile I finally stuck some bails and wire wrapped the ground pendants - the results are below.

And these little beauties are still waiting to be created into jewellery......

So August is already half way through and all my ideas are coming together slowly. I finally signed the contract on our Pop up shop for December and have lots of jewellery projects to work on. Alongside this my cousin is getting married in September so I feel a show stopping fascinator top hat creation this space!
My lampworking seems to have been put on a bit of a back burner since discovering fused glass so I think September calls for a re-awakening of these magical delights.
Huuuuummmmmm........... have a lovely week, E x

Monday, 2 August 2010


Just a quick 1 today.
My creativity has been focused on some commission pieces to match the Summer Berries necklace, I have posted them above. I'm continuing to enjoy wirework designs and love the randomness!
I'm off to Germany for a short break with some of my favourite people so it's set to be a great time. Live music, camping and cold beer!
See you when I get back, have fun! E