Monday, 18 August 2008

Out of my comfort zone . . . . .

Merry Berry Lampwork Lentils..... and I like it! Oh yeah. I feel dangerous. I feel edgy. I feel rebellious. I feel a little bit bead-naughty. Oooh mamma - check these babies out! Shiny lentils in my 'Merry Berry' colours but in a funky-groovy-retro pattern. I like them so much because in making them I feel that I've made a real step forward in my efforts to back off the glass and stop being so controlling over it.

Beadmaking ActionI applied my dots in a meticulous-but-not-quite-as-meticulous-as-usual way and then I got brave and squashed the bead in my lentil press with no idea as to what the design would end up looking like. *Gasp!* That's so not like me!

So what do you think of the lentils?

I had spider issues today. There's a really evil-looking one in the shed and it's been lurking there for days. Chris made an attempt to remove it when he came down last weekend but the conniving little arachnid ran away when he approached it brandishing a 3/32 mandrel and a piece of paper. (Them's proper spider-removal tools, don't you know?!) Since then I've had that there's-a-spider-in-this-shed feeling and I haven't been 100% settled while making beads. Today I caught sight of the spider scuttling across my noticeboard in front of my torch. I whacked the propane up on my torch which turned it into a Ripley-style Alien-frying flamethrower device and watched as the spider legged it across the wall in fright. I have no idea where it went but I didn't see it for the rest of the day. I freakin' hate spiders!


Siana said...

Laura they are some great beads! You should leave your comfort zone more often!
Siana x

Mary said...

I love lentils anyway but these are extra special. I really really love them
OK Laura, organics next!

As for the spider, is it perhaps coming to say goodbye to you?

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

The beads are gorgeous Laura! They may be out of your your comfort zone but they still scream of your signature style! Lovely and very funky indeed!

... Poor Incy, bet he wont dare come out in case his head gets flame throwed off!!!

J xx

Jo said...

Those beads are great! I love hte colour combination.

Maybe I should lend you my cat for your spiders? She loves them!

tashi said...

Oh yeah, I like them, I want them b-a-a-a-d ... its a pity your bead shop only comes online at 4:30am in Australia lol.

Caroline B said...

The beads turned out great! Sometimes it's worth leaving your comfort zone! Just think, soon you'll be working in a spider-free romm - yay!

Laura said...

Wow! What a lovely lot of comments. Thanks everyone!

I can't wait to be free of the spiders. The new house does seem to be pretty arachnid-free. I had a good look last time we went to see it. I think they should have a spider section in Home Information Packs!

Tashi, I know, it's a pain about the time difference thing. I wish there was some magic solution to bead-selling but I sure haven't stumbled across it yet. :o(

Laura x

Rach @ code said...

:O :O :O

They are UTTERLY those colours together - I'm re-embracing my inner beader so will finally get round to using the beads I've already got, only to make room for some more chopping from you!!! HURRAH!!! If you're gonna carry on in this reckless 'I just don't care' fashion, I'll defo be back :)

Laura said...

Thanks Rach! :o)