So, I had bit of a shutdown where lampwork was concerned, it was quite a worry this time, it felt Serious. I began to think lampwork had left me for good, just like that. There’s really nothing like it, not even yarn related crafts can replace it even though I could happily play with wool all day long. A couple of weeks ago the inspiration and motivation came back and I got back into it, ideas came flooding in (and then I’d worry that someone else was making that idea in exactly the same way already, what a minefield the copying thing is) so I went back to my ‘Long Haired Cat’ beads to see what happened, here are the two nicest beads that I have made so far.
For as long as I can remember, I didn’t really like anything rainbow except for actual rainbows…but because I had been asked to make a rainbow cat necklace quite a while back, I started looking at glass, trying to find the right colours (indigo is tricky), and gradually I began to enjoy it, and even like what I made.
Also, I wanted to use Jane Hamill’s rainbow murrini (she’s definitely a rainbow person) on a cat so it was the perfect reason to make this bead and I love it…I’d have to keep it if I didn’t have a photo of it.
Here’s the finished Rainbow Necklace, which I am also delighted with. Good to have some bright colours around : )
I very rarely let a bead get away from me without having a good photograph of it and here’s a good example of why. I can look at this image for a long time, it reveals everything about the bead I would not otherwise see. My hands, the glass and the camera all behaved and this is the result, which is what makes me happy : )
I mostly interact here, this website is something I thought I absolutely had to have when I first started out, but it is a bit like having a garden that I don’t find time to do any gardening in. A bit like my garden, actually.