Shirley Giles

 Lampwork Glass *Jewellery Supplies * Jewellery Designer * Metalsmith 


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I love my Bobcat!

Posted by shirleygiles on August 4, 2008 at 6:38 PM Comments comments (0)
I guess any torch with the word cat in its name would be a good one, and I have no regrets about buying myself a new torch at all. Still keeping the old hothead, though, far too sentimental to let it go.

Have been having lots of fun getting used to the new torch, and hope to have some new beads for sale very soon.

New Torch?

Posted by shirleygiles on May 25, 2008 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)
I need to make a decision. Should I go for a new torch? Thing is, I love the torch I use now, but I can see the restrictions - mainly the slowness of it, and I'd really like something more adjustable. Then I make something I really like and I think, no, I'll stick with the old one.

If I were doing this full time I know I'd go for the flashiest, fastest, biggest torch I could get. But I'm not, and the money would buy an awful lot of glass!

I'm back!

Posted by shirleygiles on May 22, 2008 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Ok, it's been a while since I wrote. My excuse is I've been too busy making beads. If only that were true.

I have listed several sets and focals, though, and am full of new ideas to try out. With half term coming up who knows, I might even get a chance to turn those ideas into reality.

In the meantime, why not have a look at the Ebay auction I've got up for a pile of focal beads? You can find the link on my home page :)

New Sets on Ebay

Posted by shirleygiles on March 23, 2008 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (0)
Just listed some sets on Ebay - why don't you take a look?

Have been making lots of beads the last few days. Thank goodness for the holidays. Several are for swaps with people, but I have put a few focals up for sale too.

Ok, so I'm not good at keeping a blog

Posted by shirleygiles on March 15, 2008 at 7:19 PM Comments comments (0)
I have been making some beads, though, and should have some sets listed on Ebay soon. I'll be putting some new focals on my webby too. :)

Now it's two weeks!

Posted by shirleygiles on January 16, 2008 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (0)

I can't believe it's two weeks since I last lit my torch. The good news is I think I'm nearly over the bug and am hoping to get beadmaking at the weekend.

My aim will be to complete custom orders first, and then to try out a few ideas for focals and maybe a set or two. With a bit of luck there might even be something for sale on here!

Withdrawal Symptoms

Posted by shirleygiles on January 9, 2008 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (0)

I need to torch! It's over a week since I last lit my torch and I have cravings for molten glass!

I'm afraid a combination of a bad cold and the day job has put paid to me making any new beadies over the last week. I'm hoping I can find a little time over the weekend, though, especially as I've got a couple of colour mixes I'm keen to try.

I'd like to thank everyone who has bought sets and focals from me over the last few days, and I'd love to see what you are creating with them, so please let me see some pics.

To blog or not to blog?

Posted by shirleygiles on January 7, 2008 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)
I've got mixed feelings about blogs. I'm not sure I need  or even want to know about other people's domestic trials and tribulations, but I do love reading about what others are doing with their beadies, so I guess I'll do the same, maybe . Oh, be prepared for some cute cat pictures too, if I can get the blighters to stay still for long enough!


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