Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Chichester's lack of christmas decoration

Hi All

You may or may not have seen Chcichester on the news as the only city not to have any christmas decoration's... It such a shame the town look so dull at night.

So we at David Messam decided we would light up our shop like a christmas tree with a huge santa and loads of lights.

Santa is the one in red lol

Hope you enjoy them as much as we have been.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

My beginners class

This was my beginner's class this Sunday sadly a couple cancelled due to illness but the four that were able to make mad some great work just take a little look.

Didn't they make some great pieces, well done ladies.YAHHHHHHHH :)

Monday, 18 October 2010

More Glass Beads

I really don't understand whats going on with me at the moment, I seem to be obsessing over beads but this afternoon I am back on track Art clay Art clay all the way.

In the meantime this is what I have been making.

These are my first attempt at core beads some are a little big but I like them.

These are disk beads that look like ruffles. This one makes me smile,such a lot of colour not me at all.

Well I'm off to play with some silver, enjoy the beads.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Jeweller of the year.

You can now go and vote for Jeweller of the year at;
There are a few categories, Lampwork, wirework,linking and many moreand just take a look at the great metal clay work on view.
Please go vote.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Glass fusing day

Hi Everyone

Today I had a day to myself so I spent the whole day in my studio fusing glass. I find this so relaxing and love all the colours of the glass. This was the first two shelf's to go in this morning.

These will be made into earrings and cufflinks for Christmas stock for the shop. This is some of the glass in the kiln just reaching temperature

I think I went a little mad and made loads, so I will use the ones at the top in my Art clay workshops. I like the glass with silver it really makes the colors pop.

I also made my favourite Tack fuse. I really enjoy the edgy look to the finished glass.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work, as much as I enjoyed making them.

Monday, 11 October 2010

OMG has it been this long

OMG I really can't believe it has been so long since I blogged ( note to self must make regular up date's)

Well since my last visit I have managed to pass my Level 111 Masters registry and here a couple of pictures off my work.

These are two of my favourite pieces my mineture scissors and my nesting ring both of which rewarded me with high marks. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Teaching at Flame off at Towcester

Hi All

I had a fantastic time teaching at flame off, I met some fabulous artist's and had really great students.

I taught three workshops over two days, here's sneaky peak.

Everyone seemed really pleased with what they made and boy did they make some gorgeous jewellery. The feedback has been great so thanks to all my students.

The fun didn't stop at this!!!!!!!

At flame I met a very talented lampwork artist Sharon Peters from San Francisco, she was in the classroom next to me when I arrived, She was packing her stuff away but I got a peak at her students work they were all amazing.

Well you can sort of guess what happened!!!! the volcano and the ash cloud which left Sharon stranded in England. OMG everyone offered to put her up but most of them were from up north, miles and miles away from Heathrow. So I chirped up and said you can stay with us we have a spare room and I have a lampwork station in my studio.

I think the clincher was that we were only 1 hour 20 minutes away from the Heathrow. Sharon stayed with us until Thursday and taught me loads and vise a versa we had an artists swap shop. It was great:) what a finish to flame off. So here is a picture of Sharon in my studio.

How cool to have someone soooo talented in my studio:)
This is one of the beads I purchased from Sharon. I love her work its so different.

I'm sooo sooo lucky this is the pendant that Sharon gave me as a gift. I adore it so much. Thank you Sharon.

Lesley X

Monday, 22 March 2010


Hi All

I thought you might like to see some pictures of our trip to Japan it was amazing, I would love to back just to see more sights.

Aida where really great and the workshops well what can I say:) we all had an amazing time. I hope you enjoy them.

This is outside Art clay's factory.

And guess where that silver comes from, its all recycled from xray's, photo's and yes Lady's teeth!!!!

Oh yes something else, I have a brand new App which you can download free if you go to the istore and search for silver with Lesley.
This will keep you up to date with my blog, workshops and pictures of my work.I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Master's Registry Level 2

Hi Everyone

Well I have been so busy of late and have neglected my blog so I am going to try and start posting again.

So here's some pictures of my master's registry level 2.
I hope you enjoy them.

Also we will be going to Japan very soon to visit the Art Clay factory. We will also have a couple of hands on workshops I'm soooooo very very excited :)
I will take lots of pics and post them:)

The necklace is from my level 1 and the cone, sphere and cube are from my level 2
If you want to see the rest of my projects please visit the