Wednesday, 4 February 2009

NEW big hole beads!

Steve bought me a Troll bracelet for our anniversary and I've started to fill it up! Of course I just had to try and see if I could create some of my more whimsical beads to fit the bracelet (the beads are made on much larger mandrels). I made this Sweet Cupcake bead yesterday. I think it looks pretty good!

I also made this little guy, Percival Pig. I just love his cute face! It's hard to get used to the hole orientation though, I'll admit. I'm used to vertical holes for animal beads. Anyway, I popped these two on my bracelet and they look adorable.

Saffie came over today and we talked glass, had sandwiches and I even talked her into a cupcake :) Saffie's so much fun to have around and I really love our little get togethers. We tend to end up chatting and not making too many beads though! She also quite generously let me borrow her 5mm mandrels which are the ones used for making these big hole beads. Thanks hon! I shall try my hand at more designs and see how I go. Any suggestions?

Ok off to make beads :) Hope you're having a wonderful day!



Karen said...

what fun to have someone to chat about glass and to share hints and mandrels
I love your beads they look fab
I have some of the 5mm mandrels just havent plucked up the courage to try them yet

Keiara Wells said...

thanks Karen :) give them a go, they're not as hard as they seem! I also flatten the glass down a bit which seems to make it easier to work with :) xox

ChatElaine said...

Me too I have some but havent used them yet either. I'm going on Saturday hope to see you there, it will be lovely to meet you. I love the little percival pig and your cupcakes as always! :0))

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