Thursday 24 November 2011


Lampwork Glass Beads

I've been spending a lot of time in my shed.  In fact, today is day eleven in an unbroken row of shed days.  I've been making beads like a mad thing, getting up early to clean them and rushing to the post box or Post Office at the last minute in the evenings.  My candle has been flaming at both ends.

Anyway, I've just updated the Freshly Baked Beads page with some winter favourites.  There are another five sets of each of the Sugar and Snow beads above ...
Lampwork Glass Beads
... and there are ten strands of these White Shimmer spacers.

All beads are £10.00 per set including worldwide postage, and can be found here.

Wednesday 23 November 2011


Lampwork Glass Beads

These flowery beads are for sale right now (yes, as I type!) along with a few other sets.

They can be found in the usual place.  

Monday 21 November 2011

Winter is on its way

Lampork Glass Beads

It's getting chilly.  I spent almost the whole weekend in the shed and yes, my feet can definitely confirm that winter is on its way.

To celebrate this weathery fact I have added some icy-looking beads to the Freshly Baked Beads page. These would be wonderful for wintry creations and Christmassy jewellery.

Saturday 19 November 2011


Lampwork Glass Beads

Blimey.  These beads have given me a right old headache!  They were supposed to be for sale last night but I just couldn't get a decent photograph of them.  This is because some of them are red.  Red glass in a bit of a pain to photograph so I waited until this morning so I could take advantage of the daylight.

Lampwork Glass Beads

Hmmmm.  They still didn't co-operate.  I've spent far too long taking bazillions of photographs this morning and these are the best I can do.

Lampwork Glass Beads

These red and burnt orange gems will be for sale at midday today. 

Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Lampwork Glass Beads

I have several strands of these dainty bead pairs for sale at 7.00pm (UK time) tonight. At only 9mm diameter these little lovelies would be great for Christmassy earrings.

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Crème Brûlée

Me with an actual factual cupcake

Next time you're in a Costa do yourself a massive favour and try one of their utterly delicious Crème Brûlée cupcakes.  The sponge is filled with custard and the cake is topped with vanilla icing, a dusting of chocolate and a chocolate button.  I love these cakey delights so much I made some glass ones:

Lampwork Glass Cupcake Bead Set

I also made some pretty 'Cosmic Purple' nuggets that need to be seen in real life - the colours in these are so pretty. I reckon if they have gemstones on Saturn then they might look like these, hence the spacey name.
Lampwork Glass Beads

All of these beads are for sale right now in the usual place.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

For Sale

Lampwork Glass Beads

I've just added the very berryish beads above ...

... and this flowery key bead ...
Lampwork Key Bead
... to the Freshly Baked Beads page of my website.

Saturday 5 November 2011

Blue Sky Thinking

Cloud Fluffs

I do quite a bit of cloud gazing.

Whilst I sit in my shed and wait for glass to melt or beads to round up (because the key to this malarkey is all about the glass teaming up with gravity and them working together, you know) I sit and watch the clouds.


During the week I took the photo at the top of this post and the puffy cloud fluffs reminded me of some cloud beads that I made years ago.  I decided to revisit those and yesterday I made a bunch of cloudy glass gems.
Lampwork Cloud Beads

These blue beads are decorated with delicate white 'clouds' and are encased with a thin layer of crystal clear for sparkle and depth.

The cloud beads will be for sale, along with some other glass lovelies, on my website at 8.00pm this evening.

Have a happy Saturday! 

Tuesday 1 November 2011


Lampwork Glass Heart Bead

I'm in a spotty kind of mood and there will be a couple of spotty heart focals and some spotty beads for sale on the Freshly Baked Beads page at about 8.30pm (UK time) tonight.

Have a great Tuesday night!