This bead is about 1.3″ on the long axis. I made it during a class with Brad Pearson, who is an excellent teacher. Much larger than I normally work, but I really like how it came out. This bead was made using Effetre soda-lime glass on a Nortel Minor Burner.
My sister Jeanne made these beautiful pieces of jewelry. I think its more a testament to her jewelry making than my bead making though. She’s got a fantastic eye for combining things asymetrically, and managed to take a batch of wholly unremarkable beads and turn them into something beautiful. All beads were made using a [...]
Below is a picture of my lampwork area. My husband built the vent hood which has double fans and a combination of incandescent and flourescent lights mounted on the inside. In addition to the two fans mounted inside the hood, there is also a box fan on the exterior which boosts the ventilation.
To the [...]
Here I experiemented with plunged bubbles (upper left) multiple stacked dots (upper right), silvered ivory stringer mixed with sky ble on a black bead (a la Corina Tettinger) and some rubino oro encased string used to make roses, which look more like blobs here.
This bead was an experiment with Moretti #254 EDP (evil [...]
Here are my earliest efforts at glass bead making. These early beads were made with a HotHead torch using mapp gass, definitely about the cheapest setup you can use for beadmaking.
This string of beads are my first efforts. I only get to do lampwork a couple hours a week, so this represents at [...]