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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]!

NEW HANDMADE LAMPWORK BEADS SRA DESTASH SILVER SEAS METALLIC BLUES ELZ BEADS
NEW HANDMADE LAMPWORK BEADS SRA DESTASH SILVER SEAS METALLIC BLUES ELZ BEADS
$26.99
Time Remaining: 20h 54m
DFJ Lampwork 5 USA Handmade Silver Glass Spacer Beads Gold Pink Aurora Fumed SRA
DFJ Lampwork 5 USA Handmade Silver Glass Spacer Beads Gold Pink Aurora Fumed SRA
$12.50
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 31m
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DFJ Lampwork 5 USA Handmade Glass Space Beads Silver Lake Blue Raked Frit sra
DFJ Lampwork 5 USA Handmade Glass Space Beads Silver Lake Blue Raked Frit sra
$10.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 35m
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ROA Lampwork 2 Steel Blue With Silver Blue Ruffle Disc USA Art Glass Beads SRA
ROA Lampwork 2 Steel Blue With Silver Blue Ruffle Disc USA Art Glass Beads SRA
$3.29
Time Remaining: 15d 13h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $3.29
WHIRLYGIG Handmade Art Glass Focal Bead Flaming Fools Lampwork Art Glass SRA
WHIRLYGIG Handmade Art Glass Focal Bead Flaming Fools Lampwork Art Glass SRA
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 37m

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