Monday, 22 November 2010

Church Bank Gallery in Bolton

There's a lovely gallery in Bolton town centre, tucked away down Church Street and opposite the parish church. There are some lovely works of art in there well worth a visit, particularly in time for christmas!
I have a selection of my jewellery available there so why don't you pop in for a look around.
This is the website for the gallery.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Bead Fair - Sunday 12th September

I'll be here, , on Sunday, please stop by and say hello if you are in the vicinity.
I'll have lots of beads, silver and copper findings and earwires and I'm sharing a table with Kaz so there'll be even more beads and murrini and frit.
See you Sunday!

Monday, 23 August 2010

It's been a while........

since I posted here, where does all the time go?

Here's a new shape of bead that I'm quite taken with at the moment having borrowed a friends brass spiral tool.

I've used some double helix odds to make the shards that give it the pinkish colour and the rest is anonymous stringers left on the table :) A truly unrepeatable bead.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Fancy a trip out this weekend?

Then please visit Mill Barn in Samlesbury, Preston, for the Art and Garden Festival, 12th and 13th June 2010. The opening times are 11am - 4:30pm on both days.

As well as a selling exhibition of art and craft design work the garden is open and refreshments available. I will be there will my jewellery and fused glass along with other artists and craft workers. There are also plants available to buy, what more could you want!

It's a beautiful setting and a wonderful opportunity to explore beautifull gardens.

Here's the post code for your satnav PR5 0SS , looking forward to seeing you :)

Friday, 14 May 2010

How about a visit to Samlesbury Hall

Here is a photo of my jewellery and glassware in the beautiful setting of Samlesbury Hall, a tudor mansion in Lancashire.
It's a really lovely place and I encourage you to go and have a look around and stop by for a coffee in a magnificent setting. The Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire exhibition is along the gallery and in a room off the gallery and well worth a look.
The exhibition runs until the end of May so plenty of time yet.

Friday, 9 April 2010

2010 Exhibitions List

Well I have been quiet for a while but I've been working away getting ready for my first exhibition with the Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire. My fist will be at Lytham Heritage Centre, Lytham, Lancashire, from 20th April until 9th May.
I've still got loads to do but I'm pleased with the way this necklace turned out :)

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A little bit of Maille

I love my new jump ring cutter and have just made these Scherzo maille earrings, available on Etsy. I was a bit nervous cutting the silver but had practised a fair bit on copper first so I just bit the bullet! It's really handy to be able to cut exactly the size I want :)

Friday, 19 February 2010

New Beadshop in Preston

Just Beads has opened a showroom in Preston centre. It's a lovely space already with a great selection of beads and the owner is very helpful and welcoming.
I am really happy to say that there is also a selection of my own lampwork beads now available in the store.
If you are local to Preston or just passing through it's well worth a little detour past this shop :)

Friday, 15 January 2010

Yeah for the thaw!

We're finally rid of the icy skating rink that was my street!

I'm now trying to rid myself of the feeling of being a hermit as have hardly ventured out since Christmas.

I have at last cored some beads with the stamped copper bead caps that I've been making and I'm quite pleased with the effect, what do you think?

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year everyone. I've been a bit quiet lately but that's just the season isn't it! Every time you think you've got all the shopping done something else crops up. Hope you all had an excellent Christmas and I hope you all have a hugely satisfying New Year.

I have been inspired by the January sales to have a sort out of all my single/lonely beads. These are beads that are left over from sets, test beads for new glass or techniques, beads that turned out differently from what was expected etc. They've been accumulating for a while so I thought it was time to sort and bag loosely by colour.