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  • Hi from beadhead

    Hi there

    I've just found this site - I thought I'd just introduce myself. My name's Rachel and I'm a beadhead (according to my family)!

    I make lampwork glass beads mainly but I also make jewellery. I've been selling on Ebay for 3 years now but to be honest it's getting harder to make any money on there. I sell mostly through my website now.

    Look forward to speaking to other 'crafty' people
    Rachel
    www.earthandfirebeads.co.uk
    Handmade lampwork beads

  • #2
    Hi and welcome to the forums..
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    • #3
      You make those beads!!!!
      My goodness, they are like nothing Ive ever seen before, the detail is amazing!!
      https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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      • #4
        Thanks Seahorse. Yes I make those beads - it's very time consuming but I'm addicted!

        Rachel
        www.earthandfirebeads.co.uk
        Handmade lampwork beads

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        • #5
          Its totally worth it to produce beads like that!!
          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


          http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

          Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

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          • #6
            hi and welcome to the forum. Your beads are lovely. I have an ambition one day to get a torch and kiln, but until then I just drool at other peoples!!
            full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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            • #7
              Hi and welcome,

              Just had a wee nosey at your website and I completely agree with the others.....the beads are wonderful. How long have you been making the lampwork?

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              • #8
                Agree they are gorgeous beads. How long do they take to make?
                craftcellar.co.uk
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                • #9
                  Thanks for the kind words. I've been lampworking for nearly 2 years now. I would say that it takes on average 10 minutes a bead to make but obviously that can vary hugely depending on what your decoration is. Sometimes I have to make special canes beforehand which are used for flowers and leaves. Usually I use stringers to apply the dots and details - these are very thin canes of glass which also have to be pulled beforehand. If it's a big focal bead, they usually take about 20 minutes or so. Very simple beads which are rolled in frit can be made in about 3 minutes (I timed it the other day!) if they behave themselves and round up properly.

                  Rachel
                  www.earthandfirebeads.co.uk
                  Handmade lampwork beads

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                  • #10
                    Wow!!! Gorgeous beads indeed!

                    You HAVE to exhibit at bead fairs!!! Follow the steps of Tillerman beads!
                    There's a bead fair in Harrogate twice a year where people like you sell their handmade lampwork beads. Saying that, you might already be doing so!

                    Oh, and welcome to the forum!!!!

                    Bea
                    Bead Shop, 91 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0QB, Lancashire. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

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