Thursday, 14 June 2012

Wow so much has happened since my last blog!!

I have just been reading my last blog and wow so much has happened since then,  we moved house in April and now are happily settling down to life in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire. I love my new house and new workshop, I have a lot more room to work in and store all my beady bits without cluttering up the house. 

Its also much quieter we use to live on a very busy road and now we have fields all behind us its so much more peaceful. This is the view from our bedroom window.
The only downsides so far are the journey to work on the farm, it takes about half an hour where before it was a 3 minute drive and the internet is just totally rubbish drops out all the time and its hard to get a signal upstairs in the house.  We use to be on cable but its not in this area something I never even considered when we were moving. 

I am still very busy with the teenagers and being a Taxi!! Also helping out when and where needed with my family which is much easier now with live closer to my parents and sisters,  but  I am trying desparetely to continue with my bead making and my love of seed beads too.

I am quite proud of this finished piece, it took me a month to make :0)

And here is my adaption to la fleur bracelet made from a pattern in Sabine Lippert's book

I am now trying to combine what I have learn't from making the last two pieces and come up with something specail for the Bead Magazine competition.

And of course I have been bead making at much as possible too, its hard not to get side tracked I have so much in my head I want to make and such a busy life its hard not to flit from one thing to another and acutally not get anywhere!!

Here are some of my latest beads


Oh an the Skittles cuff I made for my daughter :0)

I will try and pop back soon and keep this blog updated love Helen xxxxxxx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Been so long since I blogged!!

Well what can I say apart from I am sorry!!  I could not believe it when I checked the date and realised its been 5 months since I blogged!!  I have had so much going on with my little family that I just could not find the energy to share all that has been going on!! Sometimes its better just to get on with things :0)

Anyway its a new year and we are well into February, did you all enjoy the snow!!! Above is a picture of some of what we got!!  Madgy just loves it goes totally mad!! 

I am still making my beads, even if I do get rather cold toes and my Oxycon (machine that puts oxygen to my torch) is a bit temperamental in the cold!!  I have been lugging it back and forth into the house after each torch session so it does not freeze up, would be lost without that machine!!!!  I have been making a lot of beads with double helix glass, they seem to sell really well and you get such a different effect with the glass, I find it so pretty,  here one of my latest sets:-
I made some more along with some focal beads which I hope to share with you all once they are cleaned.

I have also become rather addicted to peyote bead patterns, all started wanting to make a cuff as a Christmas present and as always with me I get rather obsessed and now Jason has even bought me a some computer software so I can design my own patterns!!  It mean't that a lot of my time is spent dreaming of all the delica colours!!!!!

Here a pattern by Lorene Osterday which I purchased off Etsy for a present for my friends birthday.

 I do have lots of beads for sale in my ebay shop which is still going well and if anyone is interested here is the link -

Hope you all have a good week and keep warm