Hey there. My name’s Heather and I am interested in all things beady. I love the patterns in rocks and the shine of metal and glass. One of my favourite places to be is a pebbley beach, with hours free to just stare at the stones and sort them into little piles.
I fell head-over-heels into this jewellery-making malarkey at the end of May 2009. If it looks beautiful or quirky or elegant or technically complex, I want to know how to make it. I will pursue the learning of a whole raft of unrelated techniques all at the same time. It keeps me busy!
I was born in Scotland in 1982. I currently live in London with my lovely PhD-earning boyfriend. My day job involves computers, which are another interest of mine. They probably won’t feature highly here, though! (I know people have done interesting things with chips and circuit boards…)
More recently, I’ve started doing lampwork. I melt glass rods! It took me quite a while to get my setup all ready, lots of sawing and sanding and attaching bits of mdf together. All totally worth it, because I am well and truly addicted. My glass collection is proceeding apace and I read every tutorial I can get my hands on. Soon it will be time to get a kiln… This time last year I don’t think I knew that it was possible to do this as a hobby, let alone that I would be! I melt glass, and it’s great.