So another couple of weeks pass, and for the first time since plunging into lampworking head first I had a couple of days of complete disasters, no inspiration, bead release busting at the crucial moment and generally got very depressed and was doubting that any creativity would return. I then decided to go back to basics and in doing so discovered flowers!! Not encased flowers, far to stressful on my dear old hothead but raised flowers. I love doing raised bumps and these are a variation on a theme. I have produced a crop of them some huge flower wheels which look lovely on a silver chain or just on a leather thong. Then some 5mm beads, larger than the traditional Pandora style bead and some 3mm. I am planning to sit down and make some jewellery with them which I will post in due course. I will also be posting them on my website but for the moment they all available in my shop, Bazaar, Barnstaple, North Devon.
Here is a selection for you to see:
So there we are......I am really pleased with them and they are improving in style with practice.
On a completely different note I took a day out to go to Crufts Dog Show last week and saw literally hundreds of Lakeland Terriers!! Couldn't resist buying Milly a few bandanas and her she is in her brand new Pirate one.....posing as usual
So that is it for this week will post again once I have made up the beads into some jewellery. Have a good week everyone xxx
Hi my name is Jennie Lamb, I live and work in beautiful North Devon. My husband Ian and I live in Appledore with our bonkers Lakeland Terrier Milly.
I have a small studio which is open to the public during the summer season and by appointment out of season where you can watch me work and browse my beads.
I have always loved jewellery and glass in particular and as a child had a real addiction for paperweights, marbles and snow globes. I could spend hours escaping in my mind into the little world produced inside each and I love the texture of glass beads and marbles in your hand. That has never left me and following a lesson in lampwork with Manda Muddimer of Mango Beads in 2009 my glassy journey began.
I try and create in my beads a 3 dimensional quality that draws the viewer in and it is this and the reactive quality of glass that keeps me hooked.
I have been lucky enough to have done a few advanced workshops including classes with Astrid Reidel, Carli Di Francesco,Di East and Anouk Jaspere, Bronwen Heilman, Anita Schwegler, Jari Anne Sheese
I hope you enjoy my blog and if you need any further information on my work please do not hesitate to get in touch.