Another Weekend, More Handmade Lampwork Beads

Another weekend has passed, and I have more lampwork beads to show for it.  I wish I could do some lampwork during the week, but I rarely have time (except for maybe making twisties and stringers).  But on Saturday and Sunday...time to torch!

Autumn Sun Lampwork BeadsHere's something I want to make into a set.  I call it "Autumn Sun" because of the various yellows and oranges -- just seems to me to be fall colors.

And this bead was made with a twistie!  Yeah, I know -- it sure doesn't look like it.  But then again, I am always trying something new and different.

It's really prettier in person than in the photo, and please excuse the light reflections (I have to find my photo tent again...).  This bead is about 21mm in diameter, and between 7 and 8 mm thick.  I think when I make it into a set, though, I'll stick to the 18mm size, maybe even the 15mm.

Another bead from the weekend was made using shards.  Shards are very, very thin pieces of glass that when applied to a bead, give it an extra "omph".

Cosmic Storm Lampwork BeadThis one was a trial bead, to see if I like the shards enough to buy more and make a set.  I'm still kind of up in the air about this one.  I do like the effect (I call this one "Cosmic Storm"), but I'm not quite sure about the color contrast (i.e. is there enough).

This bead is very tactile; the fine silver gives it a texture that makes you want to holdit in your hand and fondle the bead.  I know, there are all kinds of jokes about "fondling beads", but it's true!  Once you have them in your hands, you want to keep looking at them and touching them.

On another note about texture and shape, I made a seashell bead this weekend and it actually looked like a seashell!  However, I want to get some more practice in before I show a picture -- maybe a "before" (this weekend's bead) and then an "after" (once I've made a few more).

Well, that's it for today.  In the meanwhile, I'll leave you with some handmade lampwork beads for sale, that all have the word "silver" in their title (thought I'd do something a little different).  But if you want a larger list of more than just the "silver" lampwork beads, [nmslink:lampwork beads SRA, here they are]!

Glassvalley Lampwork Beads TURQUOISE  SILVER SHINE Art SRA Handmade USA
Glassvalley Lampwork Beads TURQUOISE SILVER SHINE Art SRA Handmade USA
$24.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 30m
NEW SILVER BEAD Laurie Geller Handmade Focal Glass Lampwork Bead SRA
NEW SILVER BEAD Laurie Geller Handmade Focal Glass Lampwork Bead SRA
$25.00
Time Remaining: 22d 1h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Glassvalley Lampwork Beads DEEP AMETHYST PURPLE Art SRA Handmade USA
Glassvalley Lampwork Beads DEEP AMETHYST PURPLE Art SRA Handmade USA
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 57m
Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead Coastal By Soul Of Glass OOAK SRA
Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead Coastal By Soul Of Glass OOAK SRA
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead Jupiter By Soul Of Glass OOAK SRA
Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead Jupiter By Soul Of Glass OOAK SRA
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

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