Sods law is when the house is at it’s worst with the velux windows going in, I happen to have loads of work on. I’ve been firing 2 kilns a day to keep up with custom orders glass fusing, porcelain painting and bottle squashing.
I’m trying to keep up with demand for shops and galleries too. And I’ve had some fun putting together bead sets for my Etsy shop.
I love working with different clays and glazes, and I love putting together bead sets from my stash of handmade ceramic beads. I love playing with textures, as well as bringing together various techniques which I’ve learned over the years, working with beads is the perfect way to do this.
I get a lot of satisfaction from just putting beads together, but one of these days when I have time I will be making jewellery from my bead sets, I think these handmade, coordinated bead collections will look fab with copper bronze and patinated silver so I must get making.
I have included some of my handmade lampwork glass beads too, I love the combo of glass and clay.
When I was uploading the bead photo’s I realised how the landscape reflects in my choice of textures, colours and glazes.
I’m quite attached to my beads, I could cuddle them and it’s because they take me back to my childhood, I remember being snuggled up in a blanket on the sofa playing with a tray of broken bead strands from my mother’s jewellery box.
Then later today came the boring bit, writing Etsy listings, but at least they are all ready to go live . Click on the image to go to my Etsy if you fancy a peep at some of the other bead sets and jewelry components.
I feel like a cat in catnip when I look at my beads, I just hope others like them too!