Wednesday, 31 March 2010

An Exclusive!

I'm so excited about this!

After the success of our collaboration at Cheltenham Gem n Bead fair last weekend, I am now going to be carrying an exclusive stock of George Harper-East's very special handmade findings!

George makes fantastic hand-forged silver and copper clasps, bails, earring findings, bead caps and pendant kits.

What could be easier than buying a focal bead together with a kit to instantly turn it into a pendant?  

Or ear wires complete with pins alongside a pair of handmade lampwork beads?  

And to top all that, she's even printed instructions on the back of the card!

I simply had to try the kits out. This is my own new favourite necklace made with my large Pioneer Spirit lentil and a 35mm pendant kit. 

And I'm thrilled with this copper-laden bracelet showing off George's fab copper toggle clasp (as well as some lovely copper findings I had stashed away by Diane Cook)

If you want to see the full range for yourself, come visit my stall at my next fair in Birmingham on 11th April - or pop over to George's website now. 

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Blogged and Booked!

Busy busy busy ... teaching ... melting ... getting ready for Gem n Bead at Cheltenham Racecourse ... and wallowing in the rosy glow of new friendships, kind words and glassy contentment.

Now if only I had a boxful of beads ready for the fair, life would be almost perfect!

Have a read of this wonderful write up by Yvonne Temple following a 2 day class she had with me last week - smug? moi? come on, who wouldn't feel a tad chuffed after reading that?!

And if that weren't enough, Moo (dot com) have featured me in their Ideas Book!  Move over cat, that cream is all mine :0)

Off to make more of my current obsession - I only have half a rod of this amazing glass left so I'd better make it count ... 

Pioneer Spirit