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« on: August 13, 2013 06:00:31 PM »

Craftster has been a large part of my life for the last few years and has definitely encouraged me to try new things and experiment more. There are so many new recipes I've tried and projects I wouldn't have even thought of attempting before I'd seen them on here!

One of the things I've really wanted to try was glass so I was really excited recently to have the opportunity to play with glass and make some glass beads.

It's a pretty basic thing I guess to most glass crafters, but I'm usually playing with paper and scissors, not flames and glass. I was really really excited! Even the green safety goggles they made me wear didn't deter me! Cheesy

So in the spirit of trying new things, here I am making my very first glass beads!

But first, the beads!


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I was going for rustic with them...luckily! Cheesy



I was warned that there might be a chance that some beads might not make the cool down process depending on how successfully they had been made, so I was pleased when all 10 of mine came out okay!

I used different yarns and fibres to string the beads together. I really like the contrast between the hard glass and the soft yarns so I snipped them so the yarns poke out between each bead. And bells, because everything is better with bells! Cheesy









I think my favourites are the spotty ones, but I love them all in their own way...my little glass babies! Cheesy Now I want to try more glass crafts. Thank you, Craftster!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013 07:43:04 PM »

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You have done what I am wanting to do, lampwork!

Your beads look great and that they all made it, is an excellent start. Hope you continue doing glass, and sharing.

Good luck in the challenge! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013 07:26:56 AM »

Your beads look great! How fun that you now have a necklace that was 100% made by you.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013 10:16:55 AM »

Very cool, phizzy chick!  I'm also itching to take a lampwork class and begin some basic torch work.  I'd like to be able to make some elements to use in my kiln work.  It seems to me that it would take patience and dexterity - I'm quite impressed!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013 10:22:56 AM »

Thank you! (I've updated the post now with better pictures)

I did find it quite fiddly at first, but soon got into it. He made me make a couple of precise ones at first, but then let me loose to play after that. The dotty ones were fun, but definitely took extra concentration Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013 03:29:44 PM »

Great job, Phizzy!
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013 06:32:20 PM »

Wow, these look great! So inspiring  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013 03:39:18 PM »

Excellent!! You will be hooked on glass - take care!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013 08:01:31 PM »

Awesome first beads there!

Congrats on getting the lampwork bug :-)
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013 04:54:28 PM »

Thank you! I can definitely believe it's addictive!
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