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07-07-2002, 12:40 PM

I wanted to share a set of beads I made yesterday. The center heart bead started as a bead with 2 roses and leaves. The rose cane was a bit thick and so the roses turned out wompy. So, I squished the bead and made a heart. You can sort of see what is left of the rose on the top of the heart. I also just really liked the leaf beads.

Any tips on making heart beads with the hole through the middle like this?


07-07-2002, 01:07 PM
hi lara,

i like the leaf beads *and* the heart!

i don't have any particular tips on making hearts, but i can say that as far as making beads in general (and bigger beads in particular), jim smircich's new booklet has been the most helpful to me. the way that he uses heat and gravity to shape beads completely changed my approach to big bead making! :clap:

thanks for posting a pic!


07-07-2002, 01:40 PM
i love the shape! i like hearts that aren't too "hearty" ya know? good job!!!

07-07-2002, 01:45 PM
It's wondeful! I love the subtle leaves you created, and the overall colorations and shape...so nice! Just shows that you don't always know from the start where a bead will end up. I agree with Meesh, in really liking heart-beads that are not to 'hearty', (or overly feminine for my taste). This one is great. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Best, Valorie

Laura Brito
07-07-2002, 01:54 PM
Wow! That is such a cool heart! hehe, I really like the style you got going inside! Very pretty!

Now you guys, all you heart fans!! Have to sign up for the Locked Heart Project! hehe come on....


07-07-2002, 04:05 PM
Great heart, Lara! :clap:
Love the less "hearty" kind as well. I was never much of a heart person, maybe because of the girly thing, but have been converted by a few lampworkers here.


07-07-2002, 06:26 PM
Thanks everyone. I know where to come for positive reinforcement!!!


07-07-2002, 07:02 PM
WOW ! ! ! Lara..........coooooool not so heart/heart. I agree with that girly thing about hearts and made one that is earthy and long. Need to get a picture of it. All of you are such an inspiration for beads ! ! ! As it is there is not enough hours in the day for the extremely addictive/possessed glass worker.


07-07-2002, 07:08 PM
Laura B.......could you refresh the memory on the Locked Hearts????


07-07-2002, 07:12 PM
Here's a link to the project, Bobby...