Tuesday, 29 April 2008

'Strawberry' Rococo

These beads are made with an oddlot of orangey coral-coloured glass that I bought about three years ago. I purchased three pounds of it because I loved it so much and I can't believe I've never combined it with enamel before. The colours of these beads really do remind me of fresh strawberries!

I'm still doing the Wii Fit thing. I'm particularly enjoying the jogging and the hula-hooping. I haven't fallen off the balance board for the past couple of days but I made up for it this morning by falling over in 'real life'. I went down to the shed to switch the kiln on and to fetch my full-to-the-brim-with-dead-beads-and-bits-of-glass water jug and on my way back up the garden I tripped on the patio step and went flying. I dropped the water jug, banged my head on the wheelie bin, grazed my shin against the edge of the step and then put my hand in the spilt water-and-bits-of-glass mess. Plus it was raining. Not a good start to the day! But things got better after I'd picked myself up and then removed bits of glass from the palm of my hand. The postman arrived with the new Marian Keyes book which cheered me up no end! I'm already well into 'This Charming Man', which incidentally has the most beautiful purple spangly cover!


Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Poor you Laura! Your fall sounded really dramatic and traumatic! I think I would have cried but then I do seem to cry at anything these days!!! Hope your feeling OK!

Laura said...

I'm fine thanks Janine. My leg's a bit sore but never mind. Thank goodness for Savlon!

In actual fact I laughed! Especially when Buster clambered through his catflap, stopped in his tracks and just stared at me sprawled on the patio. :o)

Jo said...

Oh ouch! That sounded like a very dramatic fall! Hope the Savlon is doing the trick.

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Ha ha ha! Pets!!! Don't you just love 'em?!!! Glad you're ok... I do keep intending to buy one of these books as I do enjoy a good read when I get chance..... May just go and order one, which one is it best to read first Laura?

J x

Laura said...

I felt like a complete tit! I was more concerned about my water jug breaking than me falling over. Luckily it didn't.

Janine - I guarantee you'll love Marian's books. They're all fab but I'd say 'Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married', 'Watermelon', 'Sushi For Beginners' or 'Last Chance Saloon' are all great ones to start with.

Laura x

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Thanks Laura! Off to get one now :)

Janine xx

Jewellery Craft said...

Big ouch!!!!!!!!!!! Hope fall hasn't stopped you making pretty things for us to buy, or in my case miss....so I just have the pics to drool over!

"Last Chance Saloon", the only one I've read and loved it!


Caroline B said...

Have a feeling an internet pal of mine (I painted her cat!) did that pretty cover - she did the last one with the cab/butterflies on it. Nice work if you can get it!

Gemheaven said...


Oh I so want Wii Fit, Caroline from Crafted Gems has one too!!

Gorgeous beads ;)

Laura said...

Caroline - yes, the illustration is by Ella Tjader. I really like her work. :o)

Jo - Wii Fit is great fun!

Laura x

Caroline B said...

Check out Ella's website then - it's gorgeous

Catherine said...

You poor thing Laura!! When I've had the indignity of falling over, I find it's the next day that all the bumps really start to hurt - but then I am getting on a bit!

I really liked Sushi for Beginners and the Last Chance Saloon. Enjoy your book Laura! It's a great way to escape for awhile! xx