Over Christmas I had a lot of time on my hands. We were all under the weather but myself, less so, than the rest of the family. So I did what I do when slightly bored, I got all my lampworking books out, I browsed the internet endlessly and I made beads.
It was at this time that I realised that I strive to make complicated beads (with varying degrees of success or failure) using what can be quite involved techniques, when in actual fact the beads that I like to look at most are relatively simple. This dawning led me to make a set of non-matching beads, yes a non-set really, themed on colour and contrast.