Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Its a Winter Wonderland....

...out there!!  So I haven't been in my studio shed as its so cold. Instead I have been listing on Etsy and my now upgraded Artfire store.

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade  Just click on the link! 

Hubby and I had a lovely walk with Izabel and Nina. (Iz's choccy lab cousin whom is stopping with us whilst my daughter is stopping with sister in law looking after her cousin.)  The weather is so snowy and the roads are so bad that even though our houses are only a 10 minute drive apart, its too much of a risk to swop back...not that I am complaining, a beautiful chocolate labrador for a teenage daughter is a good swop!!  We walked down to the river which is at least a third frozen over, I couldn't take any lovely photos though as my hubby had managed to put the camera 'card' in an old camera that was broken and threw it out for the rubbish, so this afternoon I had to empty out the bin and find it! 

I am looking forward to tomorrow as my daughter turns 15!!  Its unlikely she will be here on her birthday, so I am dragging out our old wooden sledge and trekking across town to surprise her, with camera card now retrieved I will be able to take some photos!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

My new website

I am so excited.  Thanks to Debbie from Silver-Artz, I have got myself signed up to Getting British Business Online and got my new website http://www.izzy-beads.co.uk/.  It is still very much underconstruction, but I have big plans!! 

I have been busy in my studio shed this last week, making new beads and trying out new techniques.  Thanks to the snow and ice we have had over the last few weeks, I have spent as much time as possible, huddled over my torch keeping warm.  Here are some of my beads from last week.

Large Flower Focal with spacer beads

Tiger Beads (pair of)

Little Galaxies
Under the Sea - where the Jelly Fish are!

I hope you like them :O)

Next week the snow and icy conditions is due to return and its the last week of term for both my daughter at High School and my son at College, so next week is the last week I can play undisturbed, before Christmas in the Studio Shed, just hoping the kiln and torch keep me warm enough..brr...I hate the cold.  

 I hope that everyone manages to keep warm and safe.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and fabulous New Year, hopefully see you soon x

Laney x