Flamework fancy

Gayle img_20161113_103043joined me today to try out making flamework beads – glass beads made using a hot head torch. We went through various stages, from making a basic donut shaped bead, to pulling stringer, shaping and even trying out the bead presses. Gayle took to the techniques straight away, I can’t wait to see her beads once they come out of the kiln.img_20161113_115934

Encaustic art with Crafty Sew and Sews!

img_20161107_210151I was lucky enough to meet the Crafty Sew and Sews of Writtle in May when I first introduced them to Encaustic art, they had so much fun that they invited me back… this time I introduced a Christmassy theme. Encaustic art is so quick http://laparkan.com/buy-sildenafil/ that it is perfect for painting Christmas cards, as you can get a lot done in a relatively short amount of time, plus the cards are always eyecatching! Thanks for another lovely evening ladies…shame about the tea though! 😉