Pat from Canvey's blog

I occasionally

like to make odd shaped beads. This one is about 2.5 inches long.
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and just developed as I played with the glass. The ability to make long stalactites of glass helps when making the legs of beasties or putting handles on blown glass vessels.


Here's a further development of the picture I posted a couple of days ago,
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DH still thinks it looks like a donkey. I find the mouth difficult to do but the jaw is much better.


I made this the other day. Not quite sure what it is, hence the name.
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Beige cabochon with green seed beads

I made this beige cabochon a couple of months ago and originally beaded it with brown and gold seed beads but wasn't happy with the way it turned out. It sat around for a while until on the spur of the moment I decided to pull off all the other beads and re-bead as in the picture.
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My Form of Fibula

I was messing around with some silver wire tonight and came up with a variant of the fibula type of pin.
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The large central bead has copper mesh enclosed in it to form the bunch of grapes type motif. It does work as I've tried it in my blouse with the pin hanging vertically.


Sitting in the garden this morning, one of the cat's, Nancy became transfixed by something in the greenery. I thought she might have heard a mouse rustling but no. She pounced and I saw that she had caught a dragonfly. I tried to take it away from her before she could eat it. Predictably, I took it inside to photograph and here it is.

Latest Beads

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Just trying out directly linking to my picturetrail account.
Here's another bead I'm currently wearing
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Getting older

This was posted on the FritHappens Forum I look at every day.
"To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used


Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Computer Problems

I'm currently writing this on the laptop as we had a 10 minute power cut yesterday and it apparently caused the power supply in the computer to fail despite it being connected to a surge protected adapter. So a quick trip to PC World this morning to leave the box with them to fit a new power supply. Goodbye £60---I could have bought a lot of glass with that.

Large Pink Cabochon

The pink cabochon whose picture I posted on 18 May cracked because of some compatibility problems with the two glasses used and the three layers in the fused piece. I wanted to replace it and finish the pendant and I've now done so.
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