Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I intended to update the blog Monday night to show you the new focal beads I'd made but our poor little cat had another blood clot. It was so unexpected as he had seemed so well but I guess that's the nature of the beast. He had just had some food and settled himself on my lap about 9.30 last night when he jumped off and his back legs just gave way. His back half was limp and he dragged himself along - it was so distressing. He didn't seem in too much pain though which was a blessing.

We got him to the vets straight away and he's still there now. We all went to see him this afternoon and he looked a lot better than I thought he would. He was very responsive, purring and rolling over. His back legs are still quite cold but the vet seems quite hopeful that he will get through this one. We'll know more tomorrow - keeping our fingers crossed that the movement will come back to his legs.

I've felt awful today but I've pushed myself to keep busy so I don't think about it too much. He's in the best place and they're doing all they can for him.

So now I'll show you the focal beads I made earlier last week. I used a lot of silver glass in these - I just love the ethereal effects you can get with it. I really like building up the layers of a bead using mainly transparents and lots of clear to create depth.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Beads Galore!

Our poorly cat is still doing well, thank goodness. He is such a little sweetie and really good at taking his tablets - as long as they're in a bit of fish though.

His brother had to go to the vet on Monday. He sometimes has trouble weeing and on Monday he kept going to the litter tray but couldn't do anything. The tablets we give him when he has this problem didn't seem to be working so off we went for yet another vet visit. They had to keep him in to sedate him so that he would be able to go but by the afternoon he still couldn't wee. They then had to give him a general anaesthetic and then finally he managed to empty his bladder. He's back home and is fine now - thank god we have them both insured!

It was my eldest son's birthday on Wednesday and we had a lovely day. We went ten pin bowling (I was the winner - yay!!) in the afternoon and then went out for an evening meal. We went with my parents and it was really nice to have a family day.

I had 3 days at the torch this week which resulted in 9 new sets of lampwork beads in the shop. I'm not sure which ones are my favourite but I really like these Santa Fe Lentils - I have a thing for turquoise and amber together.

I thought for a bit of fun I would put these colours into Etsy and see what came up. First is a beautiful painting by Etsy's MADART - I just love the colours in this. In fact I love almost everything in her store! The second pic is an amazing bead embroidered cuff from CindyCaraway - I am so in awe of the work that has gone into this.