Thursday, July 16, 2009
New Lampwork Beads
These are some new lampwork beads I recently purchased from Kandice Seeber. Purple is my favorite color so I was thrilled to see these available on her Beads for Sale page. I have been trying for months to win one of her auctions on eBay but am always outbid by auction end.
Now I have to go through my enormous bead stash and find some beads that will go well with these. I want to use these lampwork beads as focal beads and fill out the bracelet and necklace with gemstones and crystals. I'm thinking maybe some purple sugalite and charoite along with some hematite would look very nice with these beads and with some dainty 4 or 6 mm Swarovski crystals in violet and black as spacers/accents. Once I finally decide what to do with these, I'll do another post to let you know what I decided.
Kandice also has a blog called Coloraddiction here where you can see more of her work. I would love to learn how to made glass beads and lampwork beads but I think I have my plate full enough right now with spinning, dyeing, carding, knitting, crocheting and ranching! Maybe some day though.