Monday, 23 August 2010

More Keys

Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadHere are a couple more key beads. This pale green and pink floral one is another fixed bead - it doesn't move on the key. As I said in my last post, the bead design and whether or not you make it fixed is dependent on the shape of the key.
Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadI've made some co-ordinating beads to go with the key. I know that some people like to add bead charms to the bow of the key so I thought that I'd provide some matching ones.

Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadI reckon that the keys would look great hanging on oxidised silver chain or maybe some pretty ribbon.

Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadThe next key I used had a long shank which lent itself to a movable bead. I can imagine that jewellery fidgets would appreciate the twiddle factor of this key bead!

Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadI'm really looking forward to seeing what people do with these key beads. I'm picturing them as necklaces but maybe you have different ideas?

Lampwork Glass Antique Key BeadAll of the key bead sets will be for sale on this Wednesday at 8.00pm (UK time) on the Freshly Baked Beads page of my website.


blue eyed night owl said...

Wow, I think the bead on that last key is magnificent! I never thought that'd be possible, I love it:)

And congrats on the new site, I'm glad to hear it's all done.

SueBeads said...


Helga Hansen said...

oooOOOooo... Preciousssss!!! :)

I love those, especially the first set - so dainty! I can see that in a wedding photo - on the bride's bouquet, and then the other beads somewhere on her person. So very beautiful, Laura. I envy your creativity!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Your key beads are incredible Laura! I am in love with the one in the last photo. It is simply stunning!

Catherine Bonham said...

I'm going to be glued to my computer at 8pm on Wednesday! I love them!!

Sara said...

Fabuloso, eres genial!!! Besos.

Narrative jewelry said...

Your new batch of keys is simply amazing dear Laura, love both of them, but the second one with the little beads have my preference.
I tried to do some without bead release, but impossible to make the glass to adhere to the key, may be because the key wasn't hot enough ?

Laura said...

Thanks everybody! So pleased you like them

In both cases - bead release or no bead release - you need to heat the key a lot. Just treat the key as if it's a large mandrel. Hope that helps!

Laura x

Pretty Things said...

Oh I love that first one but I'm sure it's gone. :-(