Welcome to my wonderful world of handmade lampwork beads and handcrafted jewellery .

I enjoy making handmade beads that are not mass produced and have that original feel and look. As my beads are not mass produced not every bead is the same and can vary ever so slightly . This is why I feel excitement each time I melt glass as each time is like the first time. Any imperfections are stated in my descriptions so buyer please be aware .

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It is our imagination that lets us create these wonderful designs.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Reichenbach Glass

My oxy thingy is still up sh*ts creek without a paddle at the moment. I managed just 1 1/2 before it went onto a red light and stopped and in lamp work newbie time , means no time for bugger all. So these beads are rather small as I had no time to do what I wanted just in case it stopped mid bead again. So basic small beads good enough for spacers or as small lightweight earrings.

I got all excited because the new type of glass I ordered came yesterday Richenbach 104 C.O.E glass rods I used last night and I also tried my hand at silver wire wrapped around the bead.
Which I really enjoy doing, I am not scarred of the flame at all and I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. Do not get me wrong I have respect for the heat and I am fully aware of the harm it can do but I am not afraid of working with it and I really thought I would be.

So still have that gravity problem and it is really bugging me , but the oxy thing is not helping at the moment so that will have to wait, but my belly button hole is one good momma , I can do that.

Here are what I made in the 1 1/2 I had yesterday as I had to make sure some went in Pinkie.