Beads and jewllery on Folksy


Messy testing - Great Bluedini

Great Bludini
Then you need to get a little Great Bludini in your life! The colour of this stuff is utterly beautiful no matter which way I melt it. It makes me think of the taste of Blue Raspberry Slush Puppies (remember those?).

This selection of twistie has all been made using pulled over a base of Peace, using either224 Light Sky Blue or Reichenbach 104 3206 Iris Dense Blue for opaque contrast.

These beads show how the various patterns of Great Bludini twistie looks when melted flat over a core of 224 Light Sky Blue and encased with beautiful Laucsha Clear Glass.

I think that Great Bludini is such a beautiful saturated colour that it lends itself to twistie making beautifully, coming out a delicate aqua tone when heavily diluted with white and pale blues.

Jolene x
Frit N Chips lampwork supplies and Kitzbitz Art Beads


Abstract UK landscape

Abstract UK landscape by cards by Jane

this is a superbly clever treasury by Cards by Jane and I'm thrilled that my green lampy stringers make up part of this wonderful abstract landscape.

Jane makes a fab selection of handcrafted delights including beautiful decoupage style cards but my favourite has got to be this cute Elephant card, he's absolutely charming. Jane sells her cards in order to raise funds for the charity AYME which stands for Association of Young People with M.E. Which is a very worthy cause.

Jolene x

Kitzbitz Art Glass & Frit N chips lampwork supplies


Artists Spotlight - Claire of Clasibags

Today I'd like to introduce you to Claire of Clasibags. She is an extremely talented textile artist and accessory designer who works with felt (that she also makes herself!) and with yarn and wool. This little tactile black and white number is my current most favourite of all Claire's bags so far but heck she is always surprising me and filling me full of uncharacteristically girly accessory lust with each new creation she makes.

I adore the way that Claire adorns her bags with her own special coordinating knitted and felted flowers. She also offers these in her sophisticated a range of stylish brooches.

You can find out more about Claire's gorgeous designs including this unashamedly funky hot pink number by following Clasicat Designs on Facebook. You acn also get the latest gossip from Claire on Twitter and follow her lovely blog.

Jolene x