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floralilia
02-15-2007, 11:42 PM
well, we all gotta start somewhere, eh?....

So I'm new to WC, and fairly new to beadmaking - been doing this for a few months now..(and loving it!) I read alot on hear about some great torches and studio set ups - many fabulous bead artists! (you're all such an inspiration!)

but I thought it would be nice to show some beginning work too - to let others know that you can do some pretty nice stuff right from the very beginning.

anyway - for new lampworkers, this is just a sampling of what can be made with a hot head torch and no other fancy items - like lentil mashers, stump shapers etc..

(naturally, once you try lampworking you will get hooked immediately...and will want to buy all those "necessities" asap...I know, I'm already upgrading my studio - it's a sickness I tell ya!)

all beads were batch annealed with a friend who has a kiln (now I gots meself my own!) but originally I just put them into some heated vermiculite in a crock pot until I could kiln anneal them.


All focal beads were made using moretti glass...

this was dk ivory, fine silver wire, and a mix of transparent blues, and tiny dots of hand pulled adventuring stinger..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-cosmic1.JPG

copper green, dk ivory, with Val's raku frit...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-tn_coppergreenset.jpg

classic white and blue - practiced my dots...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-whitebluegray3.JPG

hot mix of colors...fine silver wire melted in...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-multi_red_swirl1.JPG

evil dvp...man does it do some crazy stuff...


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-checkerboard1.JPG

some adventurine stinger applied..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-cream.JPG

these pretties were made with Val's Raku Jitterbug frit...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-tn_raku_frit_set.jpg

and this group was inspired by an afternoon sunset...


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/101481-tn_sunset_set.jpg

anyway - that's just a taste.

not too shabby, eh?

so if you've been thinking about starting to lampwork - stop thinking and jump on in - the water's great!

Helen Simon
02-16-2007, 12:01 AM
Lovely work, Andrea! Thanks for sharing. Love, Helen

richsantaclaus
02-16-2007, 12:08 AM
Andrea - be afraid, VERY afriad.....

you'd never want to see my first work - really BAD!!!!!

Barbara Barteau
02-16-2007, 06:41 AM
Great beads!

Ellen Altamore
02-16-2007, 09:56 AM
Welcome to WC! and thanks for the eye candy.

LGHumphrey
02-16-2007, 09:56 AM
Andrea, welcome to WetCanvas, you're the 100,000th member, and your work is mindblowingly good.

I've sent you a PM (Personal Message).

amealer
02-16-2007, 01:00 PM
Hi Andrea,

Great work! Some great color combinations, and your "three bead sets" are particularly nice. They match the focal bead well, and the earring beads are wonderfully matched in size. I started out on a Hothead (make that "Fireworks torch", then HH). I learned a lot and made some very nice beads. Once I moved up to a Minor, it was easier to learn to use the hotter flame without learning basic beadmaking at the same time.

Allen
Birmingham, AL

Elegance_1
02-16-2007, 01:27 PM
Hi Andrea,

Welcome to the wonder world of Lampwork eh? Your first beads are so beautiful! I think you came in with a very artistic talent. :D

Me? I'm learning talent as I go.

And congrats on the 100,000 deal. wow! Can you imagine if everyone posted just once on the same day????

floralilia
02-16-2007, 03:59 PM
oh my, such a warm welcome! Thank you!

ooh, I can tell this place is gonna be a lot of fun....

and that 100,000th member thing...

How ridiculous is that?!

laughing.

like I said - the honor really goes out to all of you for making this place so fun and informative.

and for the record - I don't really need to be addressed as "The Supreme Goddess of the 100,000th WC Member Subscription."

"Andrea" will do just fine.

richsantaclaus
02-16-2007, 05:49 PM
ok guys, I'm kinda slow - how does one know what number they are?????

dogmaw
02-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Welcome! Great beads. :wave:

gingery
02-16-2007, 06:37 PM
Welcome & congrats on your great work!:clap: I'm already looking foward to seeing more.:thumbsup:
ginger :wave:

mixednut
02-17-2007, 12:35 AM
ok guys, I'm kinda slow - how does one know what number they are?????

Maybe you should ask a guide LOL< just playing Rich I have no idea how to tell.:wink2: :evil:

Juls
02-17-2007, 01:05 AM
Dearest "Supreme Goddess of the 100,000th WC Member Subscription",

Your "newby" beads are simply gorgeous. You have definitely entered the glass realm with talent and an understanding of molten sand. :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing with us. :heart:

Bead_bug
02-17-2007, 06:17 PM
Wow, amazing work. Keep it up.