Monthly Archives: February 2009

Oh no

After putting my kiln on this afternoon i decided to try and make a few glass beads with my new torch set up. I got as far as coating my mandrels and no further. I lit the torch but there was gas leaking. Arrhhh. Back to the DIY store for another hose capable of more pressure i think. So annoying. I get to play on the internet instead. It was rather cold down in my basement today!
Photo of beads in my kiln before the 1st firing.

Have made beads

Ha Ha, got everything working and have made a few beads. Not great beads mind you. Bit steaky with grey and ive got to work on, well… everything. Think i need some practice. I’m very happy though that i can get on now.
I’ve got a firing of my ceramic beads to do this week so i can then get some glazing done. I’ve got some fab new colours.
I’ll be able to make up loads of new jewellery.

Hot head

Yesturday i got my adaptor for my Hot Head torch in the post (for making glass beads). I was so excited. I ran around to the next little town here and found all the necessary to connect. Came home and tried to put all the hose and stuff together…i was missing something, so popped out again.
So now i had everything but it still didnt work. So today i am trying something else.
Then maybe i can make beads….


I forgot to put up the photos of what i got up to the other day, so here they are. In the end I made some clay beads which are drying before i fire them. And I glazed a light I made ages ago. Ill have to remember to post pictures of these when they are finished.
Yesterday, a friend wanted to make a stack of garlic musher things as presents for people at a dinner do. I think they should work out. They are round with a rough surface that you rub the garlic clove on to then put on bread or in food. Hope they work.
I’m not sure what to get up to today. Im waiting for the post for an attachment for my torch to connect to a gas bottle so that i can make glass beads. I cant wait…. Doesnt take much to get me excited!


Hi, its monday morning, just. I’m actually on my way down to my basement to make something… Not sure what yet. Maybe clay beads. I’ll show you later a picture of what i get up to….

Welcome to my blog

Hi everyone.
I’ve been meaning to create a blog for some time now thats connected with my website So here is is. I’ve seen so many fab blogs that have inspired me, to get on and do my own. I must admit my lovely boyfriend helped me to connect it up to my site. Thanks Andy. I hope that i can make my blog something worth having a little look at. Not that sure what im going to put on it. I suppose i can use it like an online diary. All a bit new for me, yes i know these things have been around for ages.
So… i’ll have a little think and i’ll be back soon…