I am getting ready to load some more recycled glass jewellery onto the Ethikl website. I like Ethikl a lot; they have a great fee structure, and being a smaller site, it gives my work a chance to be “discovered”.
This set is made from a Coopers Clear beer bottle. I am really loving the finish that I am getting from this glass. The beads are all really beautiful, and the necklace is something that will work with anything in your wardrobe.
My daughter started school this year, and my husband is a school teacher, so school holidays are a great opportunity for me to get a little more time to make beads, because he is home to help out.
I also like the less hectic pace of school holidays, and the less yelling at the kids that I do as a result! It seems every school morning is a battle to make it to school on time. School holidays are great, there are no timetables!
We will get out and do things on most morning: a walk somewhere, a bike ride, a playground, maybe even feeding the ducks. And the afternoons will be spent at home: reading books, playing in the sandpit, possibly doing a craft activity.
I found out yesterday that the necklaces that I submitted for the MAGE award have been selected as finalists!
“Now approaching its fourth year, the Mansfield Art Glass Exposition (MAGE) conducted by the Arts Council of Mansfield in Victoria, is one of the largest most exciting contemporary art glass events in Australia.”
This was the first year that Contemporary Glass Jewellery was added as a category!
I have had a lot of lovely bead orders come in recently. It’s been fun, because some of the orders have been for beads that I haven’t made for a long time! I have enjoyed making them again, and sometimes I wonder why I ever stopped making them! Anyway, these beads are for someone who has some great plans for them. I hope to show you when she has had a chance to make them.
If you have ever thought about ordering some beads from me, for your own jewellery project, simply email me at email@example.com and ask me about it. I am really happy to accept custom orders.
I would say that most of the days that I spend on the torch are “good” days. But the other day things just weren’t working out, this particular bead was loose on the mandrel, and there was no saving it…so I dunked it in the water that I have nearby, and this is the result! Felt strangely satisfying….