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Friday, 24 September 2010

Folksy Friday Shop Feature

I haven't done a Folksy Friday blog post for a reeeeally long time!  I have decided to feature one shop that I have recently discovered and love.
It's Kilo Lemur Lampwork .  Kaye makes lovely lampwork beads, and sells them at a very reasonable price.  I have bought some that I plan to use to make myself something beautiful but plan to buy lots more in the future to make jewellery for my shop.  
I've  loved the idea of making lampwork glass beads ever since I first saw some a few years ago, but me and a very hot flame is not a good combination at all!
Here are some of the beads she has on sale at the moment - I want them all but can't buy any more just yet :(
Opus Terra beads, only £18 for all these beads!

 Three cute skulls,

Bijou Crystal Beads  The colours on these are gorgeous!

Aunt Dotty Bead Set  Pretty spotty beads.

There are more, go and see for yourself, if you make jewellery I defy you not to buy any!
If you don't make jewellery yourself, Kaye also makes jewellery as Triple Moonstar, so I'm sure she would make you something with the beads of your choice. 

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Some new beads

Here as promised on Facebook,  are some photos of my latest project.  I'm really pleased with it.  I've made a necklace and earring set for the winter exhibition at Arteria's Gallery 23 in Lancaster.  I'm working hard to make a decent amount of jewellery to leave with them before I go away at the end of September.  The exhibition runs from 26th October until 8th January.  I'll be back early November and hopefully I'll have made some more jewellery while I'm away in case they want any more.
I've rolled out a sheet of black clay and covered it with slices from assorted canes.  I've used a variation on a technique I found on a great website, How to make beads from polymer clay .
I used her technique for some pillow beads I made, and some beads Amanda from Chicita Gimme That Thing has used for some of her lovely wire wrapped rings.
I'm sorry the photo of the necklace isn't too good.  I was lazy and just took one photo since I'm not listing them on Folksy.  I will have to take a better photo of it, the light tent I ordered has just arrived so I'll try that out later. 

Monday, 6 September 2010

Giveaway Winner

The winner, picked out using a random number generator at random.org, is number 13 - Lemonade and Lamingtons.
Congratulations Lisa!  There isn't an email address on your Blogger profile so I'll contact you via Folksy and Facebook to get your mailing address.  Well, so much for unlucky 13, which I've never been superstitious about anyway!
To everyone else, thank you so much for entering and if you would like to purchase any of my handmade polymer clay jewellery there is some in my Folksy shop, or you can order something custom made. 
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