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About helbels

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  • Birthday 05/13/1972

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    Jack of all trades, master of none when it comes to crafts.
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    Lampwork progress

    Hello Some of you may remember me from when I used to post on here a lot when I was making jewellery. Well via the jewellery route I discovered lampwork bead making, and that's really become my exclusive focus now, so I don't post on here so often. I just thought I'd pop back and post a few piccies for anyone that remembers me who might want to see the progress I've made since I started. Here are some of the beads I made this week. Helen xx
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    And a couple of bracelets!

    Hi Gaynor Fab makes - is the pink one for sale please as I'd be interested in buying... Send me a pm on Facebook if it is Helen x
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    My latest Lampies!

    Well done Gaynor, those are lovely. The turquoise fritties are particularly pretty xx
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    My makes from the past week or so :)

    You are defintitely on a roll Helen all lovely but I love the topaz and blue suede thong one especially
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    Lampwork Beads

    Hi Everyone Some of you may know that I started making lampwork beads about 6 months ago... Well today I've finally started selling my wares! I'm not sure if you are allowed to post links on here - so apologies Mods if I have broken the rules - and feel free to delete my post if this is the case. Thanks Helen xx
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    Just a few more lampies!

    All lovely Gaynor, although the purple and lime ones are my faves. You did really well getting them consistent in size too, especially as you are working freehand with no tools to help you! If you would like a tip - to reduce some of those dark streaks you have got in places, try working a bit further out from the end of your torch - it looks like you might be burning the glass a wee bit. Hope that doesn't offend, I know you are on a learning curve, so if I spot anything like that I'll try to help you by telling you how to avoid the next time xxx Helen xx
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    A few new sets

    Lovely Helen, although I think the blue with the silver flower in the third set is particularly pretty.
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    new necklace

    That's an amazing make Gaia - I bet it took you ages! It must feel really classy and weighty to wear.
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    Pink Shell and Swarovski Crystal Threaded set

    This is gorgeous Sarah - I'm a sucker for anything pink. I love the weaved sections with both the pearls and the Swarovskis on it. Yum.
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    Faceted bangle

    I love the colours in this Stu - really springlike. Bet it will sell really well for you .
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    Donut Necklace from Rak from Debbie JK!

    I adore that Gaynor, it's really unusual and the red is a stunning colour
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    Not another glass ring?!

    Very nice Gaynor.... What glass did you use for that one?
  13. That's really classy Gaynor, well done - looks fabby.
  14. Gaynor, you have made some beautiful beads there.... However, I have a complaint to make... HOW THE FLIPPING HECK DID YOU MANAGE TO GET COLOUR OUT OF MAGIC???!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been trying this for months with no success and you crack it in a day!!!!! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGG lol
  15. You are very welcome, have fun with them