Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Summer Time....I love it!!

So at last summer is here......................

Personally it has been a really busy time, we are in the process of selling our house and downsizing...... apart from my studio area which is expanding. LOL!   We are hoping to exchange in the next week or so and complete beginning of August...fingers crossed!

My sister is also on the move she is off to LA.  Her husband works for Warner Brothers and has been offered promotion and is all ready over there.   She is packing up her house here all by herself so I popped up to Oxfordshire to keep her company for a few days and as Ian and I are now legal guardians for Hannah my sisters eldest I have been to the school to listen to A Level Options and meet some of her teachers and friends.  I cannot believe what is available at school now, mind blowing.   I will be visiting LA as soon as I can and if any of you Americans out there have any suggestions of Glass Artists or Studios/Shops I should visit in California please let me know!!

I have managed to get some torch time in too and have been organising stock for a number of bead parties and fairs, the two biggest are yet to come and worth a visit if you are in the area: on the 17th July Green Man Festival in Barnstaple and then the Maritime Festival at Clovelly on the 18th July.    If you don't know Clovelly in North Devon check out the link it is a beautiful cobbled village that hasn't changed for hundreds of years.   The stalls are all pitched along the Harbour and it is (weather depending!) my favourite Festival/Fair.  

So what is new on the bead front well continuing with my 'sea theme'  I had an urge to do some fishies and here are a few of them....

Then I had a little obsession with round beads.....here are a collection some are 5mm and I have popped in Silver Rivets these are available to buy right now on my website

I have also added a shop to my Facebook Page and as always you can keep up to date with all the latest news by joining my Page,  just head on over there and hit the 'like' button at the top of the page.  I am 10 short of 500 Fans and once I hit the 500 I will be having another little giveaway as a thank you for all your support.

I am experimenting with some new floral and Goldstone beads which I will post in due course in the meantime here are some more of my round beads this time with 3mm Core:

and a little Ice Cream Sundae to cool you all down.................

And lastly Milly................well we have found some time to play this month and have been out kayaking and Milly came too, she has also been playing in the sea and then getting filthy in the sand and wearing her new frisbee toy as a hat?!!

Thanks for looking  JENNIEXX