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Julia Hay
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History Hop Challenge  Paleolithic Style   I was very inspired by this hop! Prehistory being my thing and all.  I have had endless fun rubbing shells and some of my lampwork beads with real red ochre for the authentic look  and sourcing shell and bone beads...

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Net Wars
This evening looking at my favorite forum, Craft Pimp, I came across a Youtube video featuring a potter. So I click and watch, for a few seconds, a master at work. Then I hear my sons bedroom door open, his strident footsteps coming down the hall. "Are watc...

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Painty Part Two
Nat and I had another gelli painting session today. He wanted to do some snow because he was fed up with leaves. We choose pearl, zinc white and some coarse texture gel for texture and spread it about on the sheet we use for printing.                       ...

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New manicure?
Who needs a french manicure when you can have....                                 A Wiltshire manicure!  Been planting spring bulbs today. Think my hands might need a little TLC now. 

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We have a winner.
Thank you every one who voted. The colours chosen where the blues.  The name drawn out of the hat was Jemma Gunning. Congrats Jemma I will be in touch.

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Tree Tuesday
Today's tree is the Tulip Tree, Liriodendron tulipifera . We have four of these in our garden, one in each corner of the lawn, planted by the previous owner.  The leaves have a most unusual shape. I first came across this type of tree as a young nanny on ho...

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Today
No idea what to blog about today.  I have spent the best part of today making beads. My kiln is so full I don't think I could of shoehorned another bead in to it even if I had a mandrel dipped and ready to make it on. And I haven't even thought about the bl...

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I missed yesterday, sorry but today I have had some fun with my boys. We played Torchlight 2 (a multi-player dungeon crawler game) and watched another episode of Primeval. Nat and I also got a bit painty by doing some almost gelli printing. For which I have...

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Choosing Colours II and Giveaway.
These are the beads I have made using the colours chosen last week.  Doing this has shown my just how hard it is to match some colours in glass. The darkest grey blue green I do not have so I have used a deep petrol blue instead which works well with the ot...

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Thursday
I spent so much time beading today I haven't even thought about my blog. I have cleaned beads, about 200, mostly little rounds. I have tumbled beads, about 75, pebbles and sea-glass. I have made beads, about 80, mostly for the show and tell tomorrow. I have...
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