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sunshine August 17th, 2019

Crystalights Crystalights Crystalights!

Aren’t they fabulous?!

The nimble-fingered Chris has put the finishing touches to a new batch of Crystalights this week and we have fresh supplies of shiny crystal glass drops with which to catch the sunshine for you! Hanging at your window, they will capture the sunlight and scatter rainbows – with the help of some genuine gemstones and a hand-made solid pewter Celtic bead!

What’s not to like?

There are ten gemstones to choose from, each with its own power. The Fluorite was a wise choice – it varies in hue from blues and greens to pinks and purples and is new to us. We love it.

Which one will you choose?

It has been a wet, windy and rainy Friday afternoon here in Wales and I haven’t seen a single ray of sunshine all day. August? Ha ha ha.

 

I’ve been busy in the Beadoir, casting beads. I made 1100 of the 9mm sphere beads…and then the limit switch on my casting machine failed. This controls the pneumatics which regulate the on/off pressure for mould compression. As you can see, the mould leaked and peppered the inside of my machine with hot pewter. Rob to the rescue – there’s a new switch on my shopping list. My casting machine is ancient and was “made with pride in America” rather a long time ago. I’m not sure how many more times it can be repaired…but I know Rob will do his best to keep it spinning for me.

Those 1100 little 9mm spheres now need fettling. I’ll do them individually and completely by hand, then they will be ready for the tumbling machine to clean and polish them. There will be hours and hours of fettling, probably whilst watching TV and definitely into the wee small hours. I hope you’ll appreciate my efforts…

With all best and beady wishes, let’s hope that the weather will soon improve!

Annie & the Team

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