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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Autumn Sunshine

Autumn has shown its loveliest side the last few days. Although I am sitting at home with some sniffles, it has been lovely to sit on the balcony and enjoy the sunrays. The dog is happy too because he doesnt have to wipe his paws off before coming in. Yesterday I tried making some of Jamie Olivers "easy peasy ginger beer" and it was rather delicious even though its not quite the same as the real thing.
I have also been spending some time on the weedkiller - (my torch!) and have been practising some stringer control and trying hard to get some beads to actually match! I have also been trying harder to make floral type beads and rolling some barrels.
My lil one asked me to make him a turtle/tortoise and I had so much fun making it that I had to make some more. He chose the first one I made though, probably felt how much love went into it.
My beads arent perfect but they are made with passion (I love making them, each and everyone!). Anyway I do feel that lampwork beads shouldnt be "perfect" as they end up looking like mass produced products. Its not an excuse for imperfection, just a point I feel needs to be made. Naturally I hope my skills will improve with practise and time yet if I wanted 10 beads to be exactly the same size shape and colour then I am probably better off buying them elsewhere...

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder

1 comment:

  1. Hey Zia, lovely blog well done, just checking I can post here, hopefully my blog will be repaired soon :) Mandyx