Friday, 23 January 2015

Lampworking (glass bead making) lessons ...

... have been a popular Christmas gift this year and I ran two separate sessions recently. My Introduction to Lampworking half-day is a great way to explore this brilliant hobby, and get a lovely set of beads to keep. You can come on your own, or bring a friend or guest, and you get to learn how to make a basic round (ish) bead, pull a stringer, make dots on a bead and shape a bead using various methods.  At the end, you'll have made at least 8 beads plus the ones I made during the demos and I will also make you a selection of coordinating spacers..  After they're fired I'll send them to you temporarily strung into a metal bracelet so you can show them off straight away!

Here are the ones that Katrina and her husband made when they came for her birthday treat:

...and yesterday Monike came for the morning and made this lovely set of bright beads all ready for spring.  Here they are still on their mandrels about to be soaked, but they are now cleaned, temporarily strung into a pretty bracelet and posted!

Monike is in the area on holiday from Canada and was looking for something exciting to do for the day - what a good way that would be to keep your visitors happy!

Please get in touch to book a lampworking session, it is £58 for the session (three hours or so) whether there are one or two people.

I really love teaching lampworking so I hope to see you soon

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Brrr, it's cold...

...time to get together with friends in a cosy kitchen and dream of spring.

Well, what a coincidence, that's exactly what's on offer next Tuesday 27th January at my Paper Playground papercrafting group!  Come along between 7:30 and 9:30 and have a good old chat and play, make some cards, scrap book a page, use my equipment, whatever takes your fancy.  All the details are under the Events tab above, but the £10 includes refreshments, use of all my equipment including a mass of stamps and this cute make and take card (with your choice of name on of course!):

All you have to do is get in touch on 07814 918232 or email me ( to let me know you're coming. If you can't come this time, don't worry, I will be running a Paper Playground every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Hope to see you Tuesday, and in the meantime, wrap up warm!