I follow her blog and saw that she does tuition. So I booked up for an afternoon. The day before my tuition I had another look at her website and saw that she had some videos on her encasing technique. I am sure I have watched them before but watched them again to refresh my memory. My OH went out for a couple of hours so I thought I would get in some last minute practice.
Low and behold I only managed to crack encasing.
I was beginning to think that I had wasted my money but I had a lovely time with Laura.
|This is Laura|
|I got a bit of a surprise when I looked out of the window!|
|Making beads at Laura Sparlings|
The one on the left is mine and the one on the right is Laura's. Not bad for a first attempt eh?
The camera hasn't captured the colours very well but the petals are multicoloured. Made with iris orange stringer.
|This is Sally|
|Linda on the left|
|Linda and me|
Linda and I were quite happy spending most of the day watching Sally and picking her brains. We were both made to feel very welcome and had a fab time.
I don't have any photos of the beads that were made to show you as Linda has them at the moment.