Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pretty Flowers!

I have been very busy over the last couple of weeks but I did manage to spend some time in my studio making this set of beads.  I have been making floral beads for years now and over the last six months I have been experimenting with different flower petal designs.  I want to make the petals more realistic (if that is possible) and this is part of the journey to achieving this.  I do have an obsession with flowers and have far too many photographs clogging up the home computer .... but that is another story!

I spent a great deal of time developing the central core of these beads to increase the depth. This is a comment that is regularly made about my lampwork beads.  There is a lot of depth to my beads and each time you look at them you see something different.  I only wish I could capture this within a photograph!   My lampwork beads are made from multiple layers that have all been completely encased in a layer of clear glass.  The encasing layers add to the depth because they magnify and distort the underlying layers.  I always ensure that the encasing layers completely cover the beads all the way to the bead hole.  My customers can be assured of high quality beads with no messy layers where the colours have bled into one another. ..... I am very fussy about this!

This bead set is available to purchase from my shop on Etsy.  If you click on a photograph, a link will take you straight there.

Sarah xx