Tuesday, 7 October 2008

'Halloween' Boogaloobeads

Lampwork Glass BeadsI have absolutely no idea where this bead design came from. I just sat down at the torch, picked out some colours, pulled a bit of stringer and went with the flow and these 'Boogaloobeads' were the result. They're decorated with groovy squiggles and dots with raised-but-flattened bumps. Fun and funky!

I'm just about used to my new beadmaking set-up. I can't get over how warm it is in the conservatory. This time last year I was shivering away down the shed.

I did my first Oxford-to-Cambridge train journey at the weekend. It's so much nicer than the Southampton-to-Cambridge one! It's about twenty five minutes quicker, a fiver less and I'm now using Paddington station instead of Waterloo. Paddington is such a fab station - I love the architecture of it plus it's got a Paperchase, a Starbucks and an Eat. Brilliant! I've also realised that living here I'm only about a forty minute train journey from London so I may well have to do a spot of Christmas shopping in the Big Smoke this year .....

9 Comments

Virginia Rees said...

laura those are fab. Love halloween coloured beads.

Jo said...

Very halloween-y! Glad it's all going well.
Jo x

lori g. said...

I love them! Perfect for Halloween!

Laura said...

Thanks ladies!

Anonymous said...

Kove the new design of your beads, as you say fun and funky.
Glad to hear you have settled in your new abode and life is sounding good.

BeadyPool said...

Oh very funky. Glad your new studio is warmer, there is nothing worse than being cold and having to work shivering.

Oh2122 said...

These are amazing!

I like green and purple so much better than orange and black for Halloween.

Laura said...

Thanks! I like green and purple for Halloween. It's different, isn't it? I also prefer orange and purple to red and green for Christmas.

Laura :o)

Eri Attebery said...

Laura,

I love those beads. They get me in the mood for Halloween!