Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Charmed, I'm Sure

She displayed her abundant charms...

fairy berry


white strawb

little red blossom

blue raspberry


They're all up in my "Belvedere" Etsy shop.

This style of bead is fun to make. They're formed on the tip of a mandrel.

After the bead is shaped and kiln annealed and then removed from the mandrel, the end hole of each bead is meticulously cleaned. The last step is epoxying in a hand formed wire bail. Yes, they're really stuck in there, you'll break the bead before you get the bail out.
Each one is a little over an inch long.

These charms would be great for bracelets.
I am thinking of making myself a Chan Luu style beaded bracelet with a strawberry instead of a button clasp.

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