Thursday, 12 March 2009

Key Bead

Lampwork Glass Key BeadHello Beadpeeps!

This is a quick post as I'm really tired but I just had to show you this key bead. I'll take better photos of it in the morning.

Jelveh came over on Tuesday (will elaborate more tomorrow) and she kindly gifted me (love the way Americans say that!) a special tool for making key beads. I had a play around and made this one today. The key is an antique Victorian one and the bead is pale ivory glass with turquoise stringer decoration. The bead is loose and slides up and down the key as well as spinning round and round. Great for jewellery twiddlers! I'm picturing this key on a long chain or maybe a length of silk ribbon.

So what do you think?

15 Comments

idElusive said...

Wow! This is beautiful - I love the colors and everything. This would make an absolutely gorgeous pendant.

SueBeads said...

Is it revealing a secret if you say what the tool is? I bought a bunch of keys a while ago, and can't figure out how to hold the thing without getting burned!!!! I love it, btw.

Jelveh Designs said...

it came out great...

Jelveh Designs said...

Sue, I had the tool made for me in California, I am going back next week and plan on having them for sale in my etsy shop by early April...they are rather cool...

Erin said...

That's so hype. that is truly funkay . . . it'll make a great pendant or something.

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Oh My! I really really really love this! It's beautiful! I hope you'll be making more Laura! You know I LOVE Keys!

J xx

Jo said...

What do I think? WOW! It's beautiful! What a great idea!

Mel P said...

Beau-ti-ful! I love it, it would make a lurvley charm too. Stunning Laura xx

Sue Doran said...

It'll make a great pendant ... very steampunk!

Caroline B said...

Love this, so unusual, could be used for so many designs.

idElusive said...

awww! I can't believe I missed purchasing this from your shop! I really hope you'll make more of these - the colors are so wonderful.

Virginia Rees said...

Gorgeous or what!!!!!!

I just love key beads and would be interested in 'the special tool' too. Mind you I think I have to get a bit more practice in first on my normal stuff, almost forgot how to turn my torch on. ;o)

Keep up the good work laura

Anonymous said...

Wow that is lush I love it

Vonnie said...

Gorgeous work - I really love this :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! LOve the colour and the design on the beads...first time i hear about/learn lampworks from your site and find your craft very interesting and your beads so so pretty!

I wan those beads :P

Shell