Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hello and a happy new year to you all, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that this year will be a good one for you.

I have been itching to share a couple of photo's with you but as they were Christmas presents thought I ought to keep them secret until the recipient had received!

The first is a pendant made for a very dear friend that wanted it to match a dress she had. I was sent a photo of the dress and was free to interpret it how I liked. I love working this was and the result was very well received.

The second was a heart pendant in pink and a matching stretchy bracelet. For those of you not familiar with lampworking, bright pink is a tricky colour to work with. To achieve the right pink usually means layering a colour called rubino over white. Rubino is a very reactive glass that does all sorts of weird things, some of them desirable and some not, in essence it's not an easy glass to work with and the thought of making a large hand shaped heart bead in this colour didn't exactly fill me with joy. Not one to be defeated though I set to and the end result was very satisfying.
I am hoping to get back to the torch tomorrow. Originally it was going to be today but, oh joy of joys, I have spent all day re installing everything on my PC as I upgraded to Windows 7. It is soooooooooo much faster than Vista though, that was doing my head in!!

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