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GaysieMay
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« Reply #330 on: December 10, 2014, 05:19:09 AM »

Love that Rita. X

Here are my latest Midwinter beads

#gaysiemay #lampworkglass by GaysieMay, on Flickr

Also a bit of fun


Lampwork bird by GaysieMay, on Flickr


Lampwork bead gaysiemay by GaysieMay, on Flickr
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spexy
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« Reply #331 on: December 10, 2014, 04:54:00 PM »

Gorgeous Necklace Rita and loving the mid winter beads Gaye, I agree with Pat about the black.

I've made this black and white necklace.


Ophelia Black and White Lampwork Glass Necklace by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #332 on: December 11, 2014, 06:16:24 PM »

Thankyou. I made a bracelet to go with the necklace


Ophelia black and white bracelet by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #333 on: December 12, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »

Lovely work above ladies, as always.

Hereís my last minute Christmas panic, not quite up to the high standard as displayed above but I was happy with it.

Sophie was on Face Time showing her very best friend some of the beads Iíd been making and her friend fell in love with my blue and white Ďpractice beads.í

I'm building up a bit of a collection of beads that act as a catalogue for me as I forget what Iíve done if I donít keep a record.
 
Anyway it was decided that Carol should be sent a bracelet in her favourite colour way, but obviously Iíd have to make a new set of beads, I wouldnít use the practice beads. 

This was announced last night. Now Carol lives in the Connecticut USA and today is of course the last day of posting to the States!

                      DSCF8856 by andy.c.davies@btinternet.com, on Flickr

Iíve never made so many beads in a panic before but theyíre made, annealed, cleaned, strung, photographed, posted with the custom declaration and hopefully on the motorway heading for the airport as I write this.

Carol is a girl who collects hearts, heart shaped stones etc.
 
The spotty bead in the 10 oíclock position is encased silver which, in life, looks really good against the blue.
 
The spots on the white on the bead in the six oíclock position are encased grains of sand from Tresaith beach West Wales, thatís the favourite beach where Sophie and Carol spent most of their family holidays together as children, so hopefully it should add a special appeal.

           The glass is Medium Lapis with White decoration, the time scale... manic!

                                             Season's Greetings . . .  Andy 

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« Reply #334 on: December 14, 2014, 11:23:04 AM »

A few sets from me this week...
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« Reply #335 on: December 14, 2014, 12:01:27 PM »

 I donít know if itís right to post these here but here are some of my practice beads from yesterday. Iíve been playing at creating Ďair-twistí stringers and Iíve attempted to apply some to beads with very mixed results.

The first thing Iíve found out is that you have to very gently heat the stringer otherwise they shatter very very easily. The other thing is of course, if you overheat the air-twist the air develops into one or more large bubbles and the air-twist disappears.

          DSCF8882 by andy.c.davies@btinternet.com, on Flickr

The first bead, on the left, is just a plain stringer, the next was an air-twist stringer that also had a couple of colours added inside the stringer and you can see Iíve over heated it and lost most of the air-twist effect but the colour remains. In the third bead you can see that part of the air-twist has melted out with a trace of air twist visible at the bottom. I completely destroyed the air-twist effect on the fourth bead but as it also had some colours in it I melted it in and removed the air bubbles. The right-hand bead again lost all of the air from the twist as I overheated that one as well.
 
          DSCF8897 by andy.c.davies@btinternet.com, on Flickr

I managed to apply the air-twist stringer to the bead above without losing the air although the two twists of air are merging into what looks like a single silver ribbon.  I found that rather than melting the stringer to cut it off when finishing I found it better to cut it with a pair of wire cutters and then fuse in in, that way I could retain more of the air-twist effect.

I donít think that the idea of applying air-twist stringers to beads has any real merit but I wanted to try something that I havenít seen done elsewhere.

 
         DSCF8883 by andy.c.davies@btinternet.com, on Flickr

It wasnít until after Iíd annealed these Ďspottyí beads that I saw that Iíve spoiled the surface of the one on the right, I think I overheated it.

          DSCF8885 by andy.c.davies@btinternet.com, on Flickr

And finally, I'm trying to improve on my positioning control, hot glass isn't very forgiving is it, (third from the left in particular.) I think I must make myself some sort of arm rest. I think I'm getting better but I'm sure it would have been better to have attended some classes rather than getting it from a book and YouTube.

   This is a link to how I made the air-twist stringers        http://youtu.be/KTyggFHBTR0?list=UUzEeZM7nzH02_BIM5zkU2tg

             Thanks for looking.

                            Regards  . . . Andy
 
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« Reply #336 on: December 16, 2014, 04:42:30 AM »

Morning all, looks like I get to start the gallery this week.

More headpins.


aurea leaf headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


jade leaf headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


ivory and elektra headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


teal and elektra headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


triton set by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #337 on: December 17, 2014, 02:39:44 AM »

Thankyou ladies. I'm not making anything with these Nick, I have been selling them on the Facebook Groups, the ladies in America are going nuts for them so I making the most of it and in mass production! I seem to be hogging the gallery hasn't anyone else been making anything?


lilac rose and lead headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


purple and blue headpin set by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


red organic headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


blue drop heapins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #338 on: December 17, 2014, 05:22:01 AM »

Thanks. I'm really chuffed with these, made them yesterday.


BLING by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #339 on: December 17, 2014, 05:45:31 AM »

Seconded. I can understand why those American ladies are going nuts for them.

I finally sorted through my recent pictures and uploaded some of them yesterday, so I might show something shortly here's some of it.
I've had a bit of a "make all the earrings!" phase, so a couple of favourites:





And I went through my stash of odds and leftovers, saw some of the colour tests for last year's 40 bead challenge and decided to complete the set. Somehow managed to reduce the turquise so badly I couldn't shift it with anything short of etching. On the plus side, turns out I really like the look of lightly etched white & turquoise.


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« Reply #340 on: December 19, 2014, 07:01:23 AM »

Ohh I love the trees .. very cute!


My share links appeared again on flickr ...
Bolero Two Tone Purple Nugget Necklace (1) by Glittering Prize - Trudi, on Flickr

Blossom Purple Heart Earrings (3) by Glittering Prize - Trudi, on Flickr

Neon Bubble BHB (Cool by Glittering Prize - Trudi, on Flickr

Two Tone US Necklace (2) by Glittering Prize - Trudi, on Flickr
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« Reply #341 on: December 20, 2014, 03:50:26 PM »

I hope you don't mind me hogging with some more headpins. I'm really enjoying myself at the moment after a period of not being able to sit for long due to a bad back it's so nice to be torching again.


gold and bronze mixed headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


red fireflowers by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


Sherbet Dips headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


blue and white rose headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


black drop headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


green mixed headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr
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« Reply #342 on: December 22, 2014, 05:33:31 PM »

I have some more headpins to share including a new design I am very pleased with.


Long pink earring pair headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


Long metallic black earring pair headpins by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


turquoise dichroic set by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr


Triton headpin set by Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design, on Flickr

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« Reply #343 on: December 24, 2014, 12:02:25 PM »

I like the Triton ones Spexy, we have been playing around with some DH glass christmas presents.


Untitled by andrewhopkins23, on Flickr

and the earings

Untitled by andrewhopkins23, on Flickr

Untitled by andrewhopkins23, on Flickr

and some cosmic swirls

Untitled by andrewhopkins23, on Flickr
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