It’s nearly the end of summer, and we are about to have a fairly long stretch of hot weather! I have to admit that it’s fairly hard to work in my studio when it’s hot. With the torch, kiln and hotplate all going, it makes for a very warm room. Still, it won’t be long… Read More
I really love that Banrock Station are an environmentally conscious organisation. You can read all about their philosophies here: Banrock Station. That is why, when I make beads from wine bottles, I mostly use Banrock Station wines. They care about the environment. And their wine bottles are such a pretty colour!
A big thanks to everyone who bought a random necklace from me recently, I hope you enjoy wearing them! I also really appreciated all of the comments that came through. Random necklaces are not easy for me to make, so I am glad that you all seemed to like them. I’m working on some new… Read More
Tuesdays are studio days for me now that the kids are settled back into school and kindy. It has taken me a couple of weeks to adjust to the sound and feeling of no children in the house! I think today is the first day that I’ve felt OK about it all. I’m trying to… Read More
I have just finished making a series of 8 random glass bead necklaces. All necklaces are etched, and they are quite eye-catching! I made an extra one for myself, and I find myself wearing it with all sorts of clothes. (This is not normal for me, usually I stick to red)! They are available in… Read More
I made a couple of necklaces recently using some random beads. I have to say, the feedback was so nice, I decided to make some more. Now, it would seem that random would be an easy combination to put together. However, I can assure you it was not! I agonised over every bead selection….and I’m… Read More
I try really hard to not work on the weekends. I feel like weekends are for family time. Or for indulging in a book! But, some orders came in on Friday, and it seemed like a good idea to get the beads made over the weekend so I could post them on Monday. Very grateful… Read More
These earrings have all been made from recycled glass. This photograph features Skyy Vodka, Peroni Beer, Coopers Ale, Banrock Station and Bombay Sapphire Gin. And I am happy to make these earrings in other colours too. Last year I made a pair from a Moet Champagne bottle, and they looked SO pretty! The beads catch the… Read More