Monday, 25 October 2010

Beads From Astrid Riedel's Class

I had a great time at Di's a couple of weekends ago when attending the Astrid Riedel class. What a lovely and clever lady she is! The weekend went in a flash, but here are most of the beads I made whilst there - some are still on the mandrels because they are cracked and are not going to come off in one piece, unfortunately!

It was the first time I had tried a crunch press, too, so I now have one of those on order from Maria Louisa! So it's just finding some time to practise. I did have a go after the course, but unfortunately those two cracked, too. Oh well, if at first you don't succeed...... !!

Have a great week!



Monday, 18 October 2010

Busy, As Always!

Since last updating I did go to the GBUK AGM and bead fair and had a lovely day catching up with a few people and selling a few beads. I was also lucky to have spend a couple of days at Di East's studio in the company of Astrid Riedel. Her beads are just beautiful and I learned loads - though unfortunately I haven't taken any pictures as yet! Nor have I had much time to practise any of the techniques!

But in the meantime, I have managed to take a few pictures of some beads that I will be listing in my Etsy shop in the next few days.....

Eqyptian Silk

Ink Splat!


Thanks for looking!

Have a good week.