Friday, 22 July 2011
Saturday, 16 July 2011
There’s loads of them, lovely colours, textures and patterns, and I thought to myself ‘I want to use them’, so set about devising a way. And so far here’s a few designs I’ve come up with
I’ve started listing them in my Etsy shop, why not take a look, there’s lots of other pretties there too.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
I made another little batch of ladybirds and honey bees last time I had a session on the torch, here they are fresh from the kiln.
And after cleaning, all lined up ready to be made into earrings, along with some cabs I made a while ago that have been waiting to be made up.
Unfortunately there was a bee casualty, she’ll get her wing glued back on at bee A&E and made into a pair which I’ll persuade a kind friend or relative to adopt. I know, I live in my own little world, but it's ok they know me here :)
Bee sure to keep an eye on my Etsy shop as they will hopefully be landing there soon!
Monday, 4 July 2011
On the weekend I took myself off to the Blackdown Hills Woodland Festival. I know it sounds a bit tree huggy, we I suppose it was a bit, but really interesting and fun too. There was lots going on, people carving things with chainsaws (yes these really have been carved with chainsaws!)
A competition for running up a pole, sounds dull but the guy on the left managed it in under 5 seconds which I thought was pretty amazing, he must have been a squirrel in a previous life.
There was also a stand displaying bonsai trees which I find absolutely fascinating, all the teeny tiny leaves and the patience that it takes to carefully persuade and coax them in to shape over the years and it amuses me when a bee or bug lands on one like a giant out of some 1950’s horror film. I’m not sure I’m that patient but I certainly have admiration for those that do, and that’s what has inspired me this week, the teensy weensy detail and miniaturisation of nature.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
I've just added one of my favourites, a storm vortex bead on a hand braided cord, it was a bit of a struggle as I like it so much, but I feel like that about a lot of the things I make!
Click on the pic to go to the listing