Sunday, March 29, 2015

Encasing glass beads.

It has taken me many years to figure out how to do the "all in one" aka "big swipe" (not sure what the correct term is) type of encasing, but I finally got it yesterday.  For some reason it finally clicked.  Am I proud of myself? You betch!

Basically, you let the bead cool a bit, but not enough to crack, and keeping it warm in the upper part of the flame you then melt a huge clear gather, 2 - 3 times the size of the bead, and literally let it drop onto, and swipe it on the bead. Phew!

This a small set that I have done with that type of encasing - no bubbles!!!! (or only very minimal anyway) lol.

These beads can be found on the Facebook Lampwork Bead Market.

Here is another set that is on Lampwork Bead Market too.  This was not the same type of encasing - this was partial encasing.

Thanks for dropping in.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More beads listed on Face Book

Our glass bead group has a challenge each month, and last months was to make a/some beads decorated with just dots and to use as many colours as possible.  My Colour Fun series of beads was my interpretation, and they really are fun to make.  These two sets are available in the Lampwork Bead Market on Face Book.

A Touch of Africa

Colour Fun
Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you have a great day.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New beads/eye candy!

It has been a while, but with assorted health problems I just haven't had the time to be on here.  Anyway, I am here now, and have lots of eye candy for you to look at.  Unfortunately most of these have been sold already, but a few are still available in my Etsy shop.

Circus Twist

Colour Fun

Country Quail


High Seas (available in my Etsy shop)

Juicy Smoothies (available in my Etsy shop)

Cherry Blossom Bonsai
I have been selling my beads lately on Face Book in the Lampwork Bead Market venue.  Lots of great beads by lots of great artists - take a look, but you have to sign up to sell or bid.
Thanks for dropping in, and I hope you have a great day!