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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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Kalipso Calling

After heating the snot out of this glass last summer. I decided to wait until we had moved back to Manchester and getting someone who knew what they were doing with Double Helix glass to show me how to use it properly. Kaz from Cheeky Cherub showed me during Christmas week what to do along with Encasing. YES oh YES encasing is hard and lots of practice will be needed to get it spot on. 

Below are my attempts at encasing and using Kalipso Double Helix Glass. 

Yeah to the Kalipso . Hit and Miss with the encasing. Button holes I did not manage all the time, needs work and the encasing with he clear I need to judge way way way better than I did. But these were my first go on my own torch. I have yet to see what I did at Kaz's !!!!!

However I was over the moon with these babies.

1 comment:

  1. PPP it's all part of the process, but these look really good, bet you're thrilled with them x