Thursday 11 January 2018

Long time, no type

Lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

The last time I posted here (let's not discuss how long ago that was) I was telling you how I couldn't run because I was injured.

Well, since then I've got myself un-injured, turned forty, bought new running shoes, restarted and completed Couch to 5K, run two parkruns, have achieved a sub-30 minute 5K, run a 6.5K, and got injured again! This time it's my groin and it's on the mend so I hope to be back out running and working my way up to a 10K soon.

The face of a woman who had just run 3.1 miles in under 30 minutes

I've also completed my first year of university and will be starting my second year in February. It's going to be a lot of work and I'm pretty apprehensive about it, to be honest. I'm filled with all the self-doubt and "I don't think I can do this" about it but I shall see how it goes.

Lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

And obviously I'm still making beads because that is what I do. The 'Blackcurrant & Mango' ones at the top and just above are the most recent and I'm a bit in love with the colour combination.

Lampwork glass 'Anemone' implosion beads by Laura Sparling

I've also made a few Anemone beads which I've turned into necklaces.

Lampwork glass and sterling silver 'Indigo' Anemone necklace by Laura Sparling
'Indigo' Anemone necklace

The aforementioned beads and necklaces are in the shop at the time of typing.

It's now time for a cheese and pickle sandwich (I tried Branston pickle for the first time ever over Christmas and I am now obsessed with the stuff) and then I'm heading shedwards.


  1. Love your beads! A local glass blower is doing a day's introduction to lampwork and you've inspired me to have a go! xxx


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