Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Latest Obsession.... Lampwork Beads!!!!

I tend to kind of leap off the deep end when getting into something new, and while lampwork beads aren't completely new to me, I have recently become quite fascinated by them. They are amazing, especially that they can be handmade by an average person. I have been buying them on a popular auction based web site lately, and getting pretty good thanks to Bob. He is now regretting showing me how to win a auction so well. I must admit it is a bit addicting. The thrill of the kill! Your heart starts pumping that last two minutes as you get ready to pounce!

I have been creating with my winnings and listing them in my shop. There is quite a range of quality and prices available out there, some overpriced, some under priced. I've made a few things that span the field, from the higher end on down. I have been fortunate so far to not have bought any complete duds. I have a few pieces I wouldn't put in something for my shop, but would use in something for personal use. I'll put up a few pictures here as a sample of what is now available in my shop. Plenty more to come. I have at least a dozen stands of beads I should be getting next week!!!!


Donna said...

I am a fellow Etsian and have had Juniper Gems and PG's Gemspirations on my favorites list for some time. To my amazement, I'm just finding out that you two are a mother/daughter team! Wow! I had no idea! You make BEAUTIFUL jewelry and looking at your sites is always an inspiration to keep plugging along. I have found the first several months to be quite a challenge, but it's something that I love to I will forge on!
Best of luck to you both!
Donna (ie: Bella Donna Baubles)

p.s. I completely understand the obsession with lampwork beads. They are all such pretty little works of art :)

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