Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Post 100 - Woohoo!

I can't believe I've done a whole hundred posts! I've not been blogging that long but I've found some really great people via my blog, some of which have become friends and customers. Blogging rocks!

These are my new 'Hibiscus' beads. I sold a set of round beads on my site last night featuring this pattern and I wanted to try and make lentils featuring the design. So after a bit of design tweakage and many practice runs I came up with these. Quite surfy, don't you think?

They're currently on eBay UK. Please click here if you'd like to take a look at the auction.


virginia rees said...

Hi Laura
Congratulations on your 100th post.

Your new hibiscus beads are fab. Maybe one day i will be able to make something that fantastic, but at the moment i am still trying to make that perfect round bead.

I can't wait to see your demo at the flame off.

Laura said...

Thank you Virginia!

A commonly-asked bead question is 'How long does it take you to make a bead?' and I answer 'About four years and fifteen minutes - quarter of an hour actual beadmaking and four years of practice!'. You'll get there in the end, Virginia. :o)

Demo should be fun. I'll be showing you all how I do my stringerwork.

Laura x

Jewellery Craft said...

Oh laura, these are really really lovely!!!!

Happy 100th Birthday.

Mandie x

Beth said...

Wow! those beads are truly wonderful! Love brown & blue combos.
What and where is the 'flame off'??

Caroline B said...

I just love these, hibiscus are so beautiful and so are the beads.

Laura said...

Thanks! :o)

Beth - the 'Flame Off' is a beadmaking event that is happening in April in Towcester. One day is a beadmaking day with demos by lampworkers, beadmaking contests and lampwork taster sessions and the other day is a bead fair

It's being organised by Tuffnell Glass :

Laura x

Gemheaven said...

OH I can't believe I missed the beads again last night!! I adore these hibiscus ones too :( Me thinks they will end up slightly out of my budget too ;0)

Congrats on your 100th bloggy post :D

Beth said...

Thanx Laura, sounds like a wonderful event!

btw Happy 100th!!

Jewellery Craft said...

Am I having a ga ga moment or has that picture changed?

Pity i've spent my bead budget already this month!

Mandie xx

Laura said...

Mandie - I decided I liked that photo better. So no, you're not going ga ga!

Laura x

Tors123 said...

I've been looking on your website - you've made some fantastic beads! I'm very keen to start glass bead making so your websites been really helpful, thanks!

Rach said...

Dude, these are bloody gorgeous! How in the name of Viggo Mortensen do you get that level of detail on them!? And the way the brown looks raised from the blue... cor.

And congrats on the 100th post, and the huge success you've made of your art... see so many sites and so many makers, and no-one makes them quite like you, you're a flaming genius (bet you haven't heard that one before...MUCH!). Keep up the fab work :)


Laura said...

Aw, thank you Rach! I'm a-blushing here! Your comment means so much to me. :o)

Laura x