Sunday, 28 June 2009

New Outlet

Well, my beads are slowly on the road to worldwide domination!!!

There is an exclusive selection available at K&M Beadshop!! While you're there, check out the superb cearmic silver beads - they're gorgeous!
T x

Friday, 26 June 2009

Ebay Charity Auction for the Dogs Trust

This morning I listed this bracelet on Ebay:

This was listed to raise money for the Dogs Trust, and is on memory of my Mum. The lampwork (purple) beads were made by me, and I originally sold them on Ebay, and they were bought by the lovely Melanie from K&M Beadshop - who made up the bracelet. Then very generously, Melanie sent this back to me and asked mem to put it up for auction again! What a lovely gesture!

It's a gorgeous bracelet, made from the finest lampwork beads, and sparkly Swarovski crystal - so please go and take a look - here's the link


Trudi xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Learning curve

Well, I've only been at this blogging lark less than a day, and so far I've managed to follow myself - one way to look popular I guess!!!! But I did manage to shake myself off ......... now I need to know how to follow others when I can't find their links. It's a whole new world this blogging lark ........

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Well, at last, here is my blog!

I'm completely new to this, but let's have a bash shall we!

I've has a really busy couple of weeks - getting ready for the bead fair at Newmarket.

Fyrebirds Newmarket - June 09

When I go to fairs I exhibit under the name of Fyrebirds, along with my good friends Colette & Shirley! As usual we are all busy getting new beads designed and made up ready for everyone. And Newmarket in particilar is a really nice venue - gives is a chance to chat to everybody, and do a little shopping of our own!!

But before Newmarket - the day before I had booked myself on a glass fusing course!! I've wanted to have a go at this for ages, and as I already lampwork and have a kiln, it makes perfect sense to have a go!! So I googled and found a place in Oxford - called Glass Jewels tha t was just the thing for me!! I set off on Saturday morning in good time - nice and relaxed. As I was getting closer to Towcester there was a LOT of traffic. Then it dawned on me .............. Grand Prix weekend. My route was to go right Silverstone, but the road was blocked off!!! I don't normally shout at the TomTom, but it kept telling me to "turn around where possible" - fine if you've made a wrong turn, but not helpful when the road is shut!!.

I finally got the the course - a little late, and a little stressed (I hate being late!), but I soon got caught up. The course was fabulous, and I really enjoyed myself. It's run by a couple called Vince and Sue, and they aer very welcoming. The day started out practising the cutting of glass - then straight into making up a piece of jewellery - we all opted for pendants. Throughout the day, we would stop and Vince or Sue would show us some more techniques - and before long we all had a collection of pieces waiting to be fired in the kiln. I should get mine back any day now, and I can't wait to see how they've turned out. ............. I've already been looking on some sites looking for yet more glass to have a go at this new venture!

and here are some pictures


Well hello

And welcome to my blog!

Trudi x