Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BHBs - what are BHBs?

BHBs = Big Hole Beads. 

Please, no puns.

These beads will fit on any Pandora style charm bracelet.  They are made on a 5/32" mandrel, blanketed then batch annealed for durability (like all my other beads), then cleaned with a diamond reamer.  Want to see some?

The majority of the above beads are made with silvered glass - this gives them the streaky, multi-coloured effect. 

I enjoy making these beads.  No, really!  They're small, take a short amount of time to make, and sets are SO much easier to do with these little ones than larger beads.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's coming together!

My website is actually coming together nicely.  I've added a FAQ page that I have asked people for their input on, an 'About the Artist' page with a few details about how I got into the lampworking scene, and a 'Lampwork 101' page that goes over some of the basic tools of the trade and what they can be used for.