Chilly days

Christmas has been and gone, no snow – yet – but lots of freezing wind and rain.
It’s been almost as cold in the studio, with temperatures plummeting to -2 some mornings, but intrepid me turns on the kiln and torch and sets to with thick socks and warm boots.
I’ve been a little rudderless though, not really having any idea of what to make, so I’ve played around trying different ideas, following a few tutorials and have produced some pretty beads.

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My next bead fair isn’t until March so I have time yet for inspiration to strike. In the meantime I have the GBUK annual competition to enter, with themes of ‘Feeling Blue’ or ‘Famous Artists’. I wonder what I shall come up with this time …