Thursday, 4 March 2010

'Crystal'

Lampwork Glass BeadsAfter a couple of days of intensive Cupcake beadmaking I unwound by making these simple clear beads. You can't get much more un-complex than some spacers and a couple of hearts but sometimes unfussy, plain beads are good. Good to make, good to look at and good to create jewellery with.

10 Comments

SueBeads said...

Those are some gorgeous beads!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the beads! So sparkly and pretty!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh how funny, I was just thinking "clear" the other day! Beautiful!!

Sue Doran said...

They're lovely, Laura! I guess you got some more Vetrofond eventually then! I got an order a couple of days ago, when I went to put the old Vetrofond clear with the new, the new stuff is much "whiter" if you know what I mean making the old stock look "dirty". I wonder if they've reformulated it and that's why there was none available for so long. The beads made with the new stock look the same to my eye though. I also ordered some CIM clear, it's a little more expensive but when you compare their rods with Vetrofond, they are almost totally free of surface blemishes and look extremely clean. I am hoping CIM clear glass won't crack on me when I'm encasing CIM colours (I had a real problem with that last year as I think I mentioned at the time when you did your encasing tutorial).

Sue Doran said...

PS These would make gorgous wedding jewellery :-)

Laura said...

Sue - nope. This isn't Vetrofond or CiM. This is Precsion 104 Diamond Clear. (Sounds like that M&S ad!)

I've tried the CiM clear but it needs to be worked very cool or it will go foggy.

Laura x

Sue Doran said...

Interesting, thanks. :-) Are you sticking with the Precision clear from now on?

Mary said...

Pure and perfect!

Mel P said...

These are so beautiful Laura, I loev clear and white beads thay are so lovely to work with. These would be beautiful with clear and crackled rock crystal. Have a fab weekend xxxx

Caroline B said...

I love clear glass beads, so much potential to work with. These are no exception!