As sweet as…lampwork beads
Just when I thought the worst of winter was over, I spent the better part of a rare weekend off lying in bed with the flu. To make matters worse I’ve got a horrible tooth ache. I think a visit to the dentist is due 😦
I blame it on my sweet tooth. Stuff like this…
….. do not do my teeth any favours. I’ve also developed a sweet tooth for lampwork beads. Lampwork beads are hand-made from glass rods. I’ve seen a demonstration of these beads being made and I was enthralled. The glass rods are melted using heat and wrapped around a mandrel ( a metal pole) to form the bead. There are various techniques that can be used to create lovely designs.
Here are a couple of beads I’ve got my eye on
I’ve only recently started working with Lampwork beads and the response has been great. Here are a few of my lampwork creations.
I’ll trying to cut down on sweet things to save my teeth but I intend to indulge in my love for lampwork beads!
Have a great week!