My first collection of 2015 is called Blackcurrant. I've created this glasswork with CiM Gypsy, CiM Blackcurrant and CiM Dirty Martini.
This first set of hearts uses Blackcurrant canes to make delicate petals over CiM Thistledown.
Followed by a set of Dirty Martini shank buttons decorated with Blackcurrant murrini.
These hearts have some silvered Dirty Martini shards melted over the top and feature Blackcurrant murrni too.
My second collection for Jan 15 is called Indigo. I've used CiM Indigo, CiM Mediterranean, CiM Loch Ness with Marigold and Effetre light turquoise 232.
The shards in this collection are the original recipe "Troubled Sky" shards that I first made way back in 2009.
A Vetro Smoke Rings focal heart decorated with Indigo canes.
And last up, a sweet trio of shank buttons that feature Indigo and turquoise daisy murrini (these need a long soak in some coke to take away the dull grey effects that you can see on the surface of the turquoise glass).
Hot off the press and fresh on the shelves, the Valentines edition of Beads & Beyond magazine has a tutorial in print for my fab strawberry iced chocolate beads. I couldn't be more thrilled, the page looks beautiful.