Monday, 15 June 2009

New ventilation and beads just for me

I have been out of action (beadwise) for a few days as I have upgraded the ventilation system in my studio.

I now have a very powerful fan that bends my flame, give me a cold nose and pulls all the fumes away. I will now feel safe venturing into the world of enamels which I am really looking forward to as I really love the effects that can be achieved.

Anyway, I decided to test my new set up and made tiny little beads for a macrame bracelet with Griffin silk.
I made the blue purple beads a few weeks ago but I don't think that the colour goes well with the colour of the thread that I have ordered, so I made some new ones in a golden, irridescent glass which I think will co-ordinate in a much nicer way.

Then, I decided to attempt a tutorial by a very talented and famous beadmaker called Jennifer Geldard.
I managed to put my own little spin on it and I am very pleased with the result.

I think I am going to expand on this theme.

Here is the window bead:

A bientôt pour l'article en Français!

Friday, 12 June 2009

La langue de Molière et la langue de Shakespeare.

I live between two languages. English is not my mother tongue and although I am fluent, there is much space for improvement. French is my native language but unfortunately I have lost my confidence in speaking and writing it after so many years of not practising it on a daily basis.

I am hoping that this blog will help me improve my skills in both languages.

J’évolue entre deux langues : au cours de mes 17 années de vie en Ecosse, j’ai perdu la spontanéité de la langue de Molière et son écriture. L’anglais, ma langue d’adoption, reste à améliorer.

Ecrire un blog bilingue peut être une source de perfectionnement linguistique. C’est le défi personnel que je me suis lancé en ouvrant ce blog.