Monday, 24 May 2010

busy week

Today i have to take my daughter to playgroup then this afternoon i have to go to the garden centre for some micalite.
This is used to cool lampwork beads down slowly before they are annealed. Yes today i am going to become a novice lampworker yay!
My husband is going to get the gas and i have everything else so once it's set up i can start making.
Also this week i have a lampwork lesson plus i have a craft fair on saturday which i have to get ready for and i have to finish painting as the estate agent is coming to take new pictures. So much to do so little time.
Pictured is a bracelet i made a few weeks ago with some bright orange beads, i fell in love with them as soon as i saw them. I haven't listed this on my website yet but will be doing so as soon as i get a minute :0).

Sunday, 23 May 2010

how hot is it?

Not that i'm complaining of course, we've only just got rid of the snow!
Anyway i had a lovely day int he garden with the kids yesterday, i'm not one for sitting out in the sun but i did really well and i'm now more than a bit red. Well apart from where i must of rubbed my arms after i had just put the lotion on the kids because i have blotches of white everywhere lol.
So it's my birthday a week on tuesday and my hubby has bought me a lampwork set to start making my own beads yay! I already have a kiln so i'm good to go. I've asked my family if i can have the money for my birthday to put towards lampwork lessons which i have on friday and i'm really looking forwards too.
Pictured is a necklace i made a few weeks ago using grey silver foiled glass beads with silver tone egg shaped beads.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

rock on

I made these the other day, i think there pretty cool! My favourite type of music is soft rock or most things which have alot of guitar in. I was brought up listening to pink floyd, thin lizzy, guns and roses and that type of music so i guess thats the reason behind it.
Today i will be mostly painting my sons room. We decorated my daughters after we decided we weren't moving and i promised my son we'd do his next. I know we'll be moving soon but i would still like to do it for him. so today i'll be covered in blue paint lol.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

moving again

If you follow my blog then you will know that we were moving house, then we wasn't and again we have decided to move. we have decided that instead of looking for another house to buy we are going to rent instead. It relieves all the pressure of finding a house which we are going to be happy in for a price we can afford. So for the time being we are moving again lol.

Above are some aventurine sterling silver earrings i have made, i really like them. Below are some red lampwork earrings i have made, i really like them too lol.

They are both available from my website

Monday, 17 May 2010

gogo crazy

I don't know if you have come across these but both of my children have gone gogo crazy. There quite hard to get now as many of the shops have sold out, we have a load of swaps and i have started to list them on ebay. If anyone is interested in swapping them leave me a comment and i'll send you a list otherwise you can check out my ebay account, my id is jcliff518 .

I have also listed a load of craft stuff on ebay as i'm having a clear out and seriously need to get rid of alot of stuff.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


I know it had been a while since my last post and i seem to be negleting my blog a bit but there isn't really enough hours int he day. I think it's partly to do with things being so slow at the minute too.
Alot of people where putting it down to the election but as we have a new prime minister now we'll have to wait and see.
Pictured are some cupcake earrings i have made myself from scratch. The charms are fimo and i have also made some in yellow and green. I'm hopefully going to be making a charm bracelet with them soon too so watch this space.