Monday, March 15, 2010

2nd batch, when one lot is not enough

this is how the new beads come out of the kiln, still on their mandrels,
i make them one at a time on a minor burner gas and oxy torch,
putting them into a kiln to anneal them for toughness and durability
now i have to take them off the mandrels and clean the bead release out of the holes
before i make them into jewelry

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Beads, black and cream

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Hi everyone

have finally got my blog up and running, got sidetracked when my daughter and her 2 babys came to live, last year, stay tuned for new lampwork beads and other fun stuff.
Here is a taster of some of my beads.