Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Twinkly Focals

Lampwork Dichroic Focal BeadsThese are my take on the 'Barbie Bling' tutorial from Sarah Hornik's Think Pink! E-Book.

Swathes of colour and ribbons of glittery dichroic glass for a touch of twinkly loveliness, encapsulated in crystal clear glass and shaped into smooth cylinders. I spent more time shaping these beads than I did layering all the glass!

11 Comments

Nicky Ryan said...

I need these beads in my life otherwise i dont think ill be able to carry on !!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

Hehe! You sound as if you feel the same way as I did about that button I bought last week!

Nicky Ryan said...

Youve got a button ?? Ill have that too !!!

Laura said...

That's my button! Mine!

jenn said...

Now girls, if you don't stop fighting, the button will be mine! (J/K)...

jenn said...

Oh, and forgot the comment on the main event...THIS is the fine example of taking "sarah-ness" and adding "laura-ness" to a design. Really, really pretty.

Laura said...

Jenn - you've got Sarah's E-Book, haven't you? Well, I 'built' the bead the same way but then went off on my own tangent with regard to swirliness and shape.

Sue Doran said...

Gosh, Laura, these are wonderful! I can't wait to see what else you do with dichroic glass. I was half expecting to see some wine gum shaped ones ... ;-)

www.jenniferborek.com said...

Yes, I have the Sarah-book...you're giving me ideas I can't execute! SERIOUS WITHDRAWAL. But, I'll never have your precision or prettiness. I love your tangents. I love the one with your identifiable scrollwork on it, too! Gorgeous.

Caroline B said...

Love these - although I think they are definitely sweetie-inspired! Maybe it's just me & sugar cravings again!

April Ellis said...

These beads are amazing! I love them sooo much