I LOVE these Chan Luu style bracelets...but I don't have the patience to make them: the beads are tiny, the leather won't stay still, the silk string is so long and keeps knotting itself etc etc...that's why I purchased 3 bracelets last month from 3 talented ladies, all three purchased bracelets wrap around my wrist 3 or 5 times and I love wearing other's work, rather than my own - but I still love making these occasionally, ones that wrap only once around the wrist (that's all I can manage without losing my mind LOL)... so here is one I made this morning - it was going to be an anklet and then I changed my mind and stopped at a bracelet...it has rutilated quartz, labradorite and mother of pearl beads all around it and rather than knotting the bracelet close, I have wire wrapped it instead!
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...here is a pic of a few lampwork beads I made in my first class on Saturday - you will see the glass rods behind the beads which were used to make the beads - I have more beads from my second class on Sunday, but those are getting annealed and I will get them in next few days - the lady who taught me is called Pauline and this is her website http://www.paulinedelaney.com/ - if you are interested in taking lampwork beadmaking classes and you live in Australia, check out her webpage and see if she has any classes close to your home - she is a wonderful artist and a great lady and I had an absolute ball learning how to melt glass...cheers everyone!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Hi Everyone! It has been nearly a year since I have been on blogger - thought I would just stop by and say hello and catch you up with what I have been doing all that time.
I am really into lampwork beads now - in fact, I have classes starting tomorrow and cannot wait to make my first lampwork glass bead - once I get some hands on experience I plan to set up my art studio with all the lampworking equipment I will need and start making these pretties myself The 4 beads you see in the photo have been purchased from very talented lampwork artists in US as well as Australia and I have just added the wire wrapping to them.
I hope everyone is happy ad well and I look forward to browsing your pages shortly! Cheers Val