Monday 29 August 2011

'In Love At Last'

Lampwork Glass Beads

This large set of striking black, white and red beads will be for sale on my Freshly Baked Beads page at 8.30pm (UK time) tonight.

The beads were named by @thishenryjames via the wonder of Twitter:

I know I've been quiet on the blog front.  All is well; I just haven't had much to say.  I've been churning out bead orders in the shed and quietly knitting and tweeting in the evenings.

Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday Monday!

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Beads & Earrings

Lampwork Earrings

It's been way too hot to melt glass in a wooden shed today so instead I've been making jewellery and photographing beads.  Those 'Inky Nuggets' earrings up there and the bright and cheery 'Fruity' beads below ...

Lampwork Beads

... are on my Freshly Baked Beads page right now along with a few other beady bits and pieces.

All Pandora Ladies, All Pandora Ladies ...

... All Pandora ladies, Or the Trollbeads ladies, Now put your hands up!

That's right!  Put your hands up if you fancy the idea of some of my beads a-spanglin'-and-a-danglin' from your chosen bracelet of charms.  I fancy the idea of turning some of my beads into dangles for the thread-a-bead-onto-a-chain bracelets that are so hot right now.  Like this:

Lampwork Glass Pandora Bead Dangle

I've tried the silver-lined donut-shape beads before but to be honest their shape is so limiting when it comes to design that it puts me off.  The dangle beads however are a different matter as they will allow me to make slightly smaller versions of my usual beads.  All findings are sterling silver and the loop will slide onto any of the popular bracelet systems.

So please comment and let me know if you would be interested in buying these.  The one in the photo above is just a little red heart but I could do all sorts of beads (yes, yes, including a limited selection of cupcakes) and I'm thinking that they would be about £12.00 each including worldwide postage.

What do you think?