a fabulous weekend! a great laugh and learning lots too, and also being surrounded by both Manda and Lorna’s Fabulous beads, and Davids fantastic glass work.
fine stringer work and smooth designs havn’t been my strong point, and who better to help me improve my skills?
that and since I saw Mandas beautiful studio when it opened I’ve wanted to take a class there! here are Manda’s pics on flickr of the weekend
so now I need to practice the skills I’ve learnt, and also work on how to make my beads not look like lorna’s!
A start, I’ve improved on the butterfly design I’ve been working on for ages, but not shown yet ’cause it wasn’t quite right, these are getting there. also a couple of other beads in more Lorna-esque designs, to match the colours of a top I bought recently.
and then the next days practicing, the orange ones are to match a different top, (well you’ve got to keep your practice beads, might as well wear them, so might as well make them to go with something you wear right?!)
and a close up of the lime green one, cause the camera didn’t like to see it with its friends
oh, and colins…well its more than just a fizzy jelly sweet, its an m&s fizzy jelly sweet!