52 Creations - Week 19

Well I have quite a bit to update...

First of all my creations for this week aren't going to be glass related, or even jewellery related. I have been looking at making girls hair accessories for some times, even incorporating my cabs into it somehow. Anyways yesterday I tried making some korkers! I did only buy some cheap ribbon from a dollar shop to test it out on and while the ribbon isn't 100% good quality I still think they turned out alright.

This one is the first one I made with purple, blue and white ribbon. The white ribbon was a better quality. Now you're meant to have the curls all the same length bt the blue ones were a little bit longer as their curls weren't made as tight as the others and I was still counting '5 curls' long. I don't think it looks too bad but the longer curls don't work really well...

This one is better, made with purple, pink and white ribbon. There is def more pink though as I used plain pink and spotted pink ribbon in this korker. All of the curls are basically the same length...however it sits rather flat instead of puffy and bouncy. So now I have come to the conclusion that my lengths are too long. Instead of counting curls I think I will go for lengths that are about 6cm. The ones in this korker are almost 9cm long. Also the cheaper ribbon going quite floppy so I think that adds to the curls falling flat too.

I have been testing frit blends for one of the lampworking ladies on the ABF so I do have some cabs made which need to be touched up because of the STUPID fire paper being a b*tch again. However the weather is shit today and most likely tomorrow so I will have to wait to get some piccies of them.

Lastly it is my nans 88th birthday today!!! She opened all of her pressies this morning and we have to pop down to the local soon to grab her a yummy cake. This is a pic taken last night when we went out for dinner.

Kreativ Blogger Award!

Well I have got another blog award from one of my lovely beady friends Karyn at Releases by Rufydoof. Thank you so much!!!

Along with all blog awards there are rules to accepting them:

1. Post the award on my blog.

2. Thank the person who gave it to me.

3. Link to the person who gave this to me.

4. Share a list of 7 things that you probably don't know about me.

5. Choose 7 great bloggers to give the award to.

6. Share a link to their blogs.

7. Leave a comment on their blog.


7 things you probably didn't know about me

1. My fave author would be Marian Keyes. Love her style of writting and her books keep me so interested which is a big task!

2. Salt and Vinegar chips are my weakness. I am actually eating some right now!

3. I used to worship the Spice Girls. I still they are pretty funky but when everyone was going crazy over Hanson, I was spiceing it up!

4. The walls in my bedroom are pink!

5. I like to admire the nice bags in the bag shop next door to work but I have only ever bought a bag once.

6. I don't eat as many veggies as I should. Although I love my potato!

7. I love getting kitty cuddle at night when Tobi sleeps on my bed and gets nice and cozy.


So my 7 Kreative bloggers which I have chosen to give this award to are *drum roll*

Rosebud at For the love of beads.
Another glassy person, love looking at what she creates.

Nikki at You Sew Girl
I hope to get into bag creating one day but in the mean time I like to keep up with what Nikki comes up with.

Sue at Diva Jools
Love her flea market finds.

KJ at Silver Parrot
bead porn...need I say more.

Nat at Beadmonki Lampwork
She comes up with some great creations and amazing murrini.

Caroline at Caroline Fung
You need to check out some of her work. It looks AMAZING in real life.

Max at Glass by Girlfriday
Geishas, Ninjas and a little bit of Carmen Miranda.

52 Creations - Week 17 and 18

Well I am doing a little bit of a catch up this week. I haven't uploaded any new stuff for about two weeks so I am doing week 17 and week 18 in one post.

First of all my offerings for week 17. These are two cabs, one made from a scrap piece of Nats glass (bottom left) and the other in one of my new-ish frits on some black glass. Love how bright the colours have come out.

This is week 18! It's not cabs but some jewellery. I saw a pattern in one of the latest beading mags and thought it would look pretty with some of the beads that I had. Well......my bracelets aren't really anything like the pattern but I think they still look great!! The first one with the blue and black crystals is my own bracelet and the second one with the purple and black crystals is for my mum.

Close up of the pattern of the black and blue crystals.

Close up of the pattern of the purple and black crystals.

Today I went to some markets in the city at Glebe which weren't too bad but nothing overly special. Went to go to the ones at Paddington as well but holey moley we couldn't get a parking spot within a decent walking distance. So we ended up heading out to the I Love You Beads shop. I had never been there before and we got a little lost on the way but thanks to the helpfullness of my lovely boyfriend, he looked it up at home and told us where to go. I....LOVE...THAT....SHOP!!! Didn't plan on buying as much as we did but everything was soooo so so so cheap I couldn't resist. Hopefully it'll get me back into making some jewellery again. It's sooo relaxing! So I've had a very busy day and then we're off to a friends place tomorrow for a BBQ and to watch the footy because my team plays over in New Zealand this week. Another busy busy weekend and I wonder where my time goes....

52 Creations - Week 16

Well it is late on Sunday night but I am getting up my creations on time this week. I do have another cab made but it is still in the kiln and prob won't get a pic taken until next weeks lot of photos.

First cabs for this week are something I have been meaning to do for a couple of weeks now. I found some rod glass which looked more maroon coloured than the other browny ones I had so I thought it would work alright when making these cabs...however it has seemed to turn a bit of a browny colour when it got fired. Never mind. These are for a friend who follows the broncos and their colours are maroon and gold. The yellow glass kinda slipped on one and I tried to push it back abit while it was firing but didn't work.

Then I have this cab which has been laying around for a week or two now and I had NO idea what I wanted to do with it. It was made from a purple/plum sort of colour with a darker purple/plum colour stripe through the middle.

And this is what I got!! It didn't quite come out how I had imagined however I really didn't know what to expect so here we are. Sort of a spider webby effect.

Being held up infront of the sun.

Generally being held up to the sky. Looks pretty funky here.

Then this is a close up of the pattern on the glass. Thinking that a beaded cab might be the use for this one with a white backing so you can see the patterns.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mums (or moms) out there! Hope you have a great day whatever you are doing.

Will hopefully have my creations up during the day sometime today if I get time.

52 Creations - Week 15

These are my lovelies for this week! The larger pink one is going to be turned into a ring for myself once it is annealed. The top blue one is a tester of my new adventurine glass, which I lurrrve! I am going to fuse it again with some black glass underneath as there is a clear gap on one side. The other top one is just another "rocky" frit cab and then a little scrap piece turned into a cab on the bottom right. The bottom left cab turned out a little different to what I expected, however I think it looks amazing and now I know what I can use this certain type of glass leftovers that Nat gave me. There is a close up below of this cab where you can see a hint of purple which has come out from the back of the glass that was used ontop.

This is a close up of the glitter cab. I am inlove with this glass and it looked just amazing in the sunlight. I also have some green glass like this which I will have to test out!

Also I got the pen I need to sign my glass!! I went into the local art shop and asked about the pens and she pulled out a heap of them from behind the desk. I asked for silver but no metallics, then I asked for white but she had clear....so I had to settle for pink! Since a lot of my cabs are black based I thought the pink would be the best bet to test out and then I can always go and get a black pen as well to use on other cabs. So this is another little experiment for me to try out over the next couple of weeks. Yippee!!

But now I better go to bed because it is 1:30am and I need to get my sleep!!

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