Morning, a quick post and run from me, there are carrot cakes to be baked and a trip up town to the Natural History Museum to prepare for this morning :-D I wanted to share my first ever interview with you, part of the MEET series on UK Handmade.
This weeks special bead uses a combination of glass gold rich glass that gives an effect called Faux Boro. I have encased the whole bead in clear glass to trap the metallic effects inside and there are no metallic reduction effects on the surface which makes it perfect to donate to BoC.
If you make lampwork beads and would like to donate to BCCA for the Beads of Courage program here in the UK pop along and check out the artists guidelines here
Almost anything goes, as long as your beads have neat bead holes without sharp edges, no metallic reduction on the surface, are annealed and have been cleanedthen they are perfect.
Please raid your fugly jars, sin bins, declutter your kitchen windowsill and send them in. Your beads will bring smiles and will be treasured and cherished.
This wonderfully festive necklace has been designed by the very lovely Jean Evans of Dulciebella. I love it! She has made one of my festive focals into an elegant pendant and matched the tree detail perfectly with a hand dyed silk ribbon.
Jean exhibits her work at Number 37, 37 Smith street Warwick and occasionally sells at local craft fairs. Although she does not currently have an online store you can find Dulciebelle on Facebook.