Monday, 31 January 2011


I cannot abide housework; it is repetitive, boring, time-consuming and worst of all, needs doing again and again. And again. But once in a while the mess gets inside my head and I HAVE to clear up. So I am happy to report that I am sitting in a tidy, relatively dust-free room feeling much calmer.

But behind me lurks a waking nightmare... Of course the tidying of one room simply means transfering the clutter into another room and there it remains. All my beads, boxes, half-made jewellery, tools: Chaos. Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?

I really hope that all this tidying up and organising will fire the spark of inspiration because it's not there at the moment. Though I have been using the time to make some new colourways of old favourites. Here are a few Fireworks rings that I delievered to Concrete Wardrobe earlier today.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Nice architecture...

AILLAUD TOWERS, originally uploaded by Pasc_Lem.
...but I wouldn't want to live there.

Aillaud Towers in a Parisian suburb defines the very notion of hell on earth. But oh my, look at those shapes and colours! There's a bracelet in there somewhere. Or a necklace. ....I'll be walking into a few lamp posts over the next few weeks while I ponder the idea. My head hurts already.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Grumpy? Me?

I used to have this wonderful little gizmo called a tea egg. Then I had a clear-out. Now I have nothing to make my one cup of loose-leaf herbal tea in. Oh and there's a small teapot somewhere about the place... Probably with the tea egg inside it. Which just goes to prove that tidying up is highly overrated and should be avoided at all costs.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Displacement Activity

I've updated my website but I've not yet done any proper beading in 2011. I'm working up to trying the Blooming Bead (a work of genius btw) from Sandfibers but the conditions aren't quite right yet. I don't know what the right conditions are, I just "know" they're not yet in place.

The creative mood is an elusive one, especially when you are as lazy as I am [hence the absence of a picture to accompany this post].