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Purple Floral Lampwork Bead by Kerry Harper291 viewsThe first bead I bought at the show was this one from Kerry.

I had picked this bead and the following dichroic one before Kerry told me that she had only been making beads for 12 months - and she is using a hothead!!

It almost made me feel like giving up bead making altogether! But I sorted myself out and am now even more determined to be able to do this well myself... ;-)

Good work Kerry...
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Floral Lampwork Bead with Dichroic Core by Kerry Harper445 viewsMy second bead purchased was also from Kerry Harper.

I have not had much success with Dichroic, so I was very impressed with this bead as well.
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Another view of Anne's Inside Out Bead273 views
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Some of Anne's Furnace Beads337 views
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Floral Lampwork Bead by Natalie Song331 viewsBeing into florals as I am, this is another design I hope to master one day.

Love the stamens Natalie.
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Kathryn demoing a hollow bead378 viewsMy very first glass beadmaking class was with Kathryn Wardill in Brisbane in September/October 2003. I had seen some Lampwork Beads on eBay for the first time about a month or two prior, & although I had just quit my job, when I saw an advertisement for the class on the website of Albion Glass in Brisbane, I signed up. I was only going to do the 5 day beginners class, but ended up staying on & doing the three day advanced class afterwards. My entire final pay went into it, but it was money well spent.
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Kathryn demo270 viewsKathryn would demonstrate how to make each bead then we would go and make it ourselves.
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Some of Kathryn's gorgeous lampwork beads552 views
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The original bracelet and the latest.283 viewsBracelets created from my own Lampwork Beads, Swarovski and Seed Beads.
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My 2005 Mirus Beads Valentines Exchange Bracelet208 viewsI have been on a roll lately. I spent a couple of hours this morning finishing off this bracelet. It contains some of the beads I received in the Valentines Exchange and I included some of my beads that were left over from the 80 odd that I made... The faces, the heart, the cylindrical "Love" and the small square with hearts are mine.
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'Ocean' - Eni Oken style wire wrapped bangle.375 viewsMy second wire wrapped bangle ala Eni Oken. One of the forums I am a member of was having an Elements challenge with 'Water' as the theme. Being the ocean lover that I am, I immediately thought of making something that would show all the colours of the ocean. I added a couple of my hand made lampwork fish beads as well.2 comments
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Galaxy Lampwork Bead270 views...before it cracked. I have now learned not to encase beads with lots of silver leaf on them...
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Galaxy Lampwork Bead mix299 viewsThe big one at the bottom also cracked...
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Galaxy Lampwork Bead mix223 viewsI sent the highlighted ones in for this years Mirus Christmas Exchange. I had chosen two nicer ones but they both cracked.
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'Ocean' - Wire wrapped Eni Oken style bangle.171 viewsI created this bangle for a forum challenge but didn't get it completed on time to enter it. It is all Sterling silver wire and beads with a multitude of semi precious, swarovski, czech and glass beads in it. The lampwork beads are mine.
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Pendant made in January 2004175 viewsPink heart lampwork bead with crystal pearls and swarovski crystal dangles. Sterling silver wire, beads and spacers.
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Belt Dangles184 viewsI made these in December 2004. They are a good way to make use of left over or one off Lampwork beads. They incorporate Swarovski Crystals and all the metal is sterling silver.
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October 2003 - Beads from 5 day Beginners Beadmaking Class Sept/Oct 03.156 viewsI have just returned home from my first Glass Beadmaking class with the first lampwork beads that I have ever made.... What fun!!! The class was organised through Albion Glass in Brisbane and our teacher was Kathryn Wardill. The beads cover what we learnt during the five days starting from the little slugs on the left...
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October 2003 - Beads from 3 day Advanced Beadmaking Class Oct 03.158 viewsA word of warning... Glass Beadmaking is highly addictive...!

I was only going to attend Kathryns beginners class, but once I got the hang of the melting glass and winding it onto mandrels to make pretty beads thing, I just had to sign up for her advanced class... Fortunately, I have a wonderful hubby who didn't mind me spending way more than we had originally planned...

These beads are from the 3 day Advanced class that followed.
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Wire Business Card Holder207 viewsI decided that I needed to start making some of the projects out of the Beading/Jewellery magazines that I buy every month. My friend Anita and I are going to do this as a challenge each month. This one was for January 2006. Made with my own lampwork beads and 18 and 20 ga coated wire.1 comments
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Raised Florals over Rubino165 viewsStarted out with a pink and lavender lampwork bead with silver leaf for the Fairy Fondue bead swap, which I then decided to encase with Rubino. I just couldn't stop myself from putting flowers on it and making something totally different to what I originally intended...
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Studio Bench setup131 viewsThis is how I set up my lampworking bench when I'm working on a challenge/bead swap.
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Beading Forum Bead Swap. Jan-Feb 06126 viewsBeads that didn't make the swap. Sideways Stringer, Disc Bead and Circus Bead on left of picture. The rest are all Fairy Fondue rejects...
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Black encased lampwork floral.245 viewsI thought I would attempt to make a multi flowered encased bead. I was quite happy with this one apart from the multitude of tiny bubbles and how the black base bead went 'funny'. Oh well, try again. lol
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Black encased lampwork floral 2.225 viewsAnd turning the bead around a little...
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Black encased lampwork floral 3.219 views...and turning around a little more...
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Black encased lampwork floral 4.216 views...and all the way around to the other side.
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Periwinkle and Intense Black Lampwork Beads.246 views
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - March 2006 - Periwinkle.129 viewsLampwork Beads made with a mix of Periwinkle, Opal Yellow, Intesnse Black and Rubino Oro.
Pansy Beads227 viewsTwo Lampwork Pansy beads made according to Jan. C's tutorial.
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Batik Beads204 viewsLampwork Batik Bead made according to Jan. C's tutorial.
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Two Lampwork Heart Beads118 viewsMade on a base of Dark Ivory with Ivory, Copper Green and Opaque Ink Blue twistie.
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Group of reaction test beads.141 viewsLampwork beads made with a base of Moretti #224 Light Sky Blue with various colours to test reactions. The 4 mandrels on the right have a base of Moretti #232 Light Turquoise.
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Anice White, Light Teal and Intense Black Lampwork bead.153 viewsI love the lace effect you get with Intense Black. I didn't think it would be as dramatic on a transparent colour, but it worked well.
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Dark Ivory and Mosiac Green Lampwork beads118 views
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Household Beadmaking Tools114 viewsSome of the everyday household tools that come in handy when making glass beads.
Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - April 2006 - Dark Topaz112 views
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Floral Coiled Bangle - Eni Oken style wire wrapped bangle.168 viewsAnother coiled bangle. Time consuming and expensive, but I just love making these. They are also great for making use of single lampwork beads. Just find a couple of smaller ones in a matching theme and similar colours, and voila.
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - May 2006 - Sage Green/Light Plum.100 viewsBullseye Light Plum (B-1405)
Lampwork beads made with Light Plum, White, hand pulled latticino, hand made vine and stamen cane.
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Moretti Florals248 viewsLampwork beads created with: Black base bead rolled in Reichenbach Light Iris Gold frit; encased with Pale Emerald Green; vine cane; multi-coloured flowers covered with a variety of hand pulled latticino cane; hand made stamen cane.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - April-May 2006 "Inspiration Challenge"110 viewsThis challenge was to make beads to match some fabric.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"121 viewsA multi-coloured Dragon Scale Lampwork Bead for the Fantasy section.
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Beading Forum Colours of the Month Beads - June 2006.76 viewsMoretti: Special Yellow 418 Lampwork Floral
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Beading Forum Colours of the Month Beads - June 2006.62 viewsBullseye: Gold Purple 0334 Lampwork Florals.

All the flowers on these beads have Gold Purple in them.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"59 viewsBlue Butterflies for Fantasy section. Moretti Ink Blue and Goldstone handmade lampwork beads.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"61 viewsPink and White Florals for Fabric section. Handcrafted lampwork beads made with Bullseye glass.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - Jun-Jul 06. "Own Interpretation"61 viewsThis month's challenge is to make a Focal Bead OR 6 Small Beads OR a Focal and 6 Bead Set using a 2 or more colour twistie on the surface plus any other additives we like.
This lampwork fish and snails set was made just for a bit of fun.
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Red Beaded Butterfly460 viewsI made four beaded butterflies for my youngest daughters 18th birthday next month. This is the first one I attempted. Consisting of seed and bugle beads, czech AB beads, one opalite two holed bead, some of my lampwork beads (including the face bead), and a cathedral bead. All wired on 26 gauge artist wire. Pattern was found in Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell.
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Blue Beaded Butterfly458 viewsThe second butterfly I attempted for my daughter's 18th. More or less the same as the first red one but with couple of Faceted Opalite Briolettes on the lower wings. My own lampwork beads.
Pattern from Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli Morrell - page 92.
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Green and Yellow Beaded Butterfly435 viewsOk, I've decided to get a bit creative now. For my third butterfly, I found some pictures and decide to see how close I can get to the real thing. This one is mainly seed beads and a couple of czech beads and my own lampwork beads for bits of the body. This one is wired using florists wire.
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