Monday, 21 June 2010

So What Have I Been Doing?

It's been a few weeks since I have updated here, so what have I been up to? !! Well, we spent a lovely week in Normandy during the half-term holiday. The weather could have been better during the first half of the week, but it was lovely to have a break. Since then, it's been the usual round of work and all things to do with DD's school life! I haven't even had that much time at the torch, though I did snatch a couple of hours at the weekend. These bits are still to be kilned, so they will be for another time, but I do have a few pictures of beads created before I went to France.

Firstly this was the necklace worn for one of the days at Flame Off (wow, that was 2 months ago now!!)

This was my first attempt at a flower inspired by Sabine's fab tutorial at Flame Off

Then came various attempts at raised floral beads, so here's a couple of the better ones

And finally I have had a thing for grapevines lately, so here's one of those

I am still enjoying making vessels, so there will probably be more of those in the coming weeks!