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« on: May 30, 2011 06:45:29 PM »


I have just started lamp working in the last two weeks or so, and thought I would share some of the beads I've made so far!
The beads here are mostly SCA beads designed to match 9-10th century Viking garb. Some of them (the greens and crazy colored ones) were just for fun. I'm learning how to make and use stringers right now.

Any other Lampworkers out there?







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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011 03:44:20 AM »

They are pretty. I like the one off unique beads.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011 05:33:52 AM »

Nice beads! We do have other lampworkers here on the glass boards!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011 07:00:41 PM »

Purdy! And what are the chances of not only another lampworker, but another SCAdian on the board? Wink

Have you checked out this document on Scribd?
http://www.scribd.com/doc/8493824/VikingBeads

I'm debating trying to work up a necklace for one of Calontir's A & S competitions . . . . . . . In my copious free time, of course Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011 09:44:04 AM »

A bit late to the party - but I do lamp work beads too!

I started by using a Hothead torch about 4 years ago, then had a hiatus, and have recently made myself a 'girl cave' (read - the garage) with a small kiln and a Mega Minor torch. So now I'm not only making beads, I'm also fusing glass.

At the moment, I seem to be obsessed with making as many small beads on one mandrel as possible. I've managed to get 8 at once without any of them cracking, but I seem happiest doing 4 or 6 to a mandrel.

Needless to say, I'm making a LOT of stitch markers! Here's a set I photographed yesterday:

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011 07:23:50 PM »

Cool, I can see that you used ivory & got the color reaction around the turquoise, but I can't tell - did you use intense black or Hades as the base and it's melding with the ivory? Hard to tell if it's a fuzzy line or photo Wink
 
I really like the colored wire, too - very pretty, really makes the turquoise pop!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011 08:28:15 PM »

IIRC, its Messy Hades and light ivory (stringer) and I-have-no-idea-where-I-got-it dark turquoise... I'm still working on documenting my glass, as it just gets shoved into a tin with others in the same vague colour family.

I love the way the ivory stringer reacts, it sort of 'curdles' with other colours. Which doesn't sound too appetizing, but looks great ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011 11:25:35 PM »

Tre' cool! It doesn't matter as much which turquoise you use, the copper that gives it the color is what causes the reaction. I'm getting ready to order some silver and copper frit from Devardi just to play with the color reactions.

I've got TONS of I-have-no-idea-where-I-got-it glass - a local lady was getting out of soft glass, and I purchased a good portion of her collection. She was running through everything so fast, I was just kinda smiling and nodding. I got a stick of GORGEOUS opalescent bright blue that I really adore, and have no clue where to get more - grump.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011 11:24:11 PM »

Hello!

I totally forgot that I made this post Smiley I'll be posting more beads once I get them back...from wherever they are. Ozark - I haven't seen the site before, but it is AWESOME! I've been in a beading (and embroidering) lull here lately, so that's a big inspiration help!
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