Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Catching Up

Veryan's First BeadsThere are lots of exciting things happening in my little beady world. I will try and get some 'normal' beads made today alongside glass cakes. Huge thanks to everyone who has placed Cupcake orders - your custom is much appreciated.

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to blog about beadmaking lessons. Well, they're still happening and last Wednesday was great. My student was Veryan Parker who is a jewellery designer. Veryan had never had a go at lampworking before and I couldn't believe how well she did. She's a bit of a natural at this beadmaking malarkey and she filled the kiln with a wodge of beads including the set (yes, an actual set) of frit beads pictured above. Veryan has blogged about her glass melting day so if you get a chance make sure you head on over to her blog where you can take a look at some more photographs of her first beads.

Coming up : Knitting news .....

12 Comments

Beady Bugs said...

Wow! Fantastic first beads Veryan, sounds like you both had a wonderful day. HP x

Jelveh Designs said...

wow they are great for first day beads, a natural for sure and you must be a great teacher too...
Say does she need an OXY CON? I am selling mine that I got from Tuffnell last May, since it will not work in the USA...let me know if any of your students might be interested...
Thanks
Jelveh
Still want to meet this Thursday? I am free and feeling much better...

BeadyPool said...

Thanks for the lovely comemnts - I am a bit pleased with them :)

Jelvah - I amy be interested in a torch - let me have a think and some time to persuade the hubbie:)
Vx

Jelveh Designs said...

Hi, sorry I have packed my extra torches already I need them for teaching, but my OXY CON has to go, since I will not be able to use it in the States due to power issues...

PS thanks Laura for letting us have this conversation on your blog...
Jelveh
Peace

Laura said...

You carry on chatting - feel free! :o)

Jelveh - will email you later.

Sue Doran said...

I wish my first beads looked like that! (But then I didn't learn with Laura, it takes aaaages when you teach yourself!)These beads are a credit to both of you!

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Wow these look lovely I thought they were yours when I first saw the pic Laura!

Aiya said...

so did i!!!! i thought they were going to be on freshly baked beads tonight!! they are sooo good - cant wait until my turn :)

JoyFunnell said...

Hey - well done Veryan those are fantasic. The set is great and so even - that was the bit I found really hard, and I love the rest of your beads on your blog. Is that a little bird at the end? Great beads and a great teacher Laura!!

Kay, So'ton said...

I too thought they were Laura's beads. Excellent beads, and gorgeous colours too, Veryan.
Kay x

BeadyPool said...

Thank you so much, what kind comments from you all.
Janine and Aiya you made my day thinking they were Laura's - her photographs don't half make them look good :)
Joy - the bead at the end (blue?) was a bead that wouldn't play ball and go round. After talking to it for 10mins or so trying to coax it, I prodded and poked it and told it off for not going round! It's ended up a kind of sqiggly heart type blob thing :) Let's call it experimentation! x

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

You must be a fantastic teacher Laura if your student was able to produce such lovely beads on her first try! You must be very proud of her as well, she really did a wonderful job! It is always rewarding to see a student excel!