Friday 3 June 2022

Happy beads

Handmade lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

My headache stayed away yesterday and I got this set of jolly-looking beads made.

Handmade lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

There's something really pleasing to my eye about this colour combination of orange, teal and orange-red. It was inspired by a photo in one of my Sarah Raven catalogues of some orange and red dahlias in a teal glass vase.

Handmade lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

Also pleasing to my eye are my violas. These little devils just keep on flowering and they're so lovely.


If you're in the UK I hope you're enjoying the Platinum Jubilee weekend. I'm no royalist and I'm pretty indifferent to the monarchy but there is something very nice about all the street parties and barbecues that people are having. I spoke to a lady this morning who said she was about to make a massive trifle that will serve forty people for her street party tomorrow. That is my kind of trifle!


  1. Gorgeous glass beads Laura. Lovely, vibrant colours, just in time for a beautiful British summer hopefully! :-)


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