Today I went to a Gem, Rock and Bead show at Hatfield House. I wasn't really sure what to expect, It turned out to be rather good. Its certainly a group of people that I have not mixed with before!! They were all very passionate about their own variety of rocks, there were possibly thousands to choose from. I was more interested in the beads. I was wearing my troll beads on a necklace and so many people commented on it being colourful and pretty! A lot of the stones were very expensive and the stall holders were obviously very passionate about their goods. I could have bought brilliant cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires. At the other end of the scale there were pretty pink agates and tigers eyes. In the end I bought some red coral beads, pink agate beads and some very pretty sparkly quartz beads. I just have to think what to do with them now!!!
I have been playing with my beads and trying out some different combinations. The good thing about beading is that if you don't like it the only thing wasted is a head pin or two. I still have some playing to do with the above design, but I am making progress!
I have wanted to try wire wrapping for a while, again another prototype just to try out the technique. I think I will like this, although there is quite a bit of forward planning required to make sure there is enough wire and its in the right place!!
Finally I have finished the Fimo Ice cream cones, Still not sure what I will make these into, I'll keep playing with them until I decide. The first picture has a selection of beads, I really love the bright blue colour and stringing them on waxed cord means I can swap them around when I get fed up with them!!