Let fire inspire

Captivated by the magic of working with glass, Rebecca Weddell creates beautiful and unique lampwork beads and offers a range of beadmaking courses.

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Official diversion

I treated myself to some glorious ‘me time’ today, and headed out of the Let Fire Inspire workshop for most of my lunchbreak. Mr LFI and I had been meaning to get out and about during the weekend, but what with an assortment of domestic goddessry, house painting and lawnmowing tasks higher on the priority list, we didn’t make it out for a walk.

Oh boy! Today I realised what I’d been missing out on. I’d written on my list:

Artist Date - go for a walk and find 15 signs of spring. Take pictures!

I was on my own, going at my own pace, looking and listening to see what I could find.

I met a ladybird, a squirrel, some incredible birch bolete fungi, hazel catkins, celandines by the stream, crocuses, daffodils, the first leaves of the bluebells we’ll be enjoying in April and May, tiny, tiny nettle leaves and lots and lots of birds.

I bumped into a friend who was busy working on the Community Garden Plot up at the allotments, and we had a super chat about everything and nothing. That was great, too.

Oh, and I got stabbed in the corner of my eye by the end of a twig when I was turning round in the wood. That wasn’t great. No lasting damage, though! #sillybilly

I was out for three quarters of an hour, leaving me time to have my soup when I got back to the workshop - and that time out there, for me, was just what I needed.

The air smells like champagne today - and I got to drink it in! Time out for me? #nailed it

Seasonal beadspiration

I love finding nature's beads in all sorts of places - flower buds, pebbles, the beady eye of a bird - all sorts of things count!

I thought I'd share some 'beads' I've spotted out in the wild recently....

This is going to be a round courgette - I can't wait for it to grow up so I can stuff it and bake it and eat it!

This is going to be a round courgette - I can't wait for it to grow up so I can stuff it and bake it and eat it!

Meet Spike. You can just see his beady eye. He's got grey skin and yellow spikes, and might grow up to be a collared dove. To look at him now, that's a bit of a stretch. More like something on the horror channel.

Meet Spike. You can just see his beady eye. He's got grey skin and yellow spikes, and might grow up to be a collared dove. To look at him now, that's a bit of a stretch. More like something on the horror channel.

Beads in the wild! Gorgeous lime tree with heady, heavy scent - utterly glorious. And lots of beads on it.....

Beads in the wild! Gorgeous lime tree with heady, heavy scent - utterly glorious. And lots of beads on it.....

No beads in this one, but plenty of inspiration. South Downs, fence and hogweed. Stunning Sussex.

No beads in this one, but plenty of inspiration. South Downs, fence and hogweed. Stunning Sussex.

12ft 5in of us looking EVEN TALLER than that in the evening sunshine. Awwww.

12ft 5in of us looking EVEN TALLER than that in the evening sunshine. Awwww.

Lime leaves - I love all the shades of green both where they overlap and where they don't.

Lime leaves - I love all the shades of green both where they overlap and where they don't.


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