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A-Z Blog Challenge part B

B
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Bead
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A bead is a small, decorative object that is usually pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimetre (0.039 in) to over 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diameter. A pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells, approximately 100,000 years old, are thought to be the earliest known examples of jewellery. [1][2] Beadwork is the art or craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread, strung onto thread or soft, flexible wire, or adhered to a surface (e.g. fabric, clay).



Beads, beads, beads!!!!


OK, so being a jewellery maker I LOVE beads! To the point where I have started hoarding them (tho I will NEVER admit this)! In particular I LOVE handmade glass lampwork beads, anyone that has been following my blog may have picked up on this!
After making my  bracelet I decided I wanted to make one in silver and heres what I came up with:



Sterling silver with white and clear lampwork (Laura) beads and a hint of crystals



And guess what was on today.....



So of course I had to go, (I did mean to get pics but when I got through the doors I was like a kid in a sweet  shop) but here is a pic of what I got....


Bail making Wubbers, Hands free magnifying glass, crystals (gotta have some sparkle) and back dated mags Galore!!!

Some bead porn for you....


(a tiny glimpse of my stash)



Some of the best ETSY has to offer....




For some of my fave Lampwork bead artist see my links page




Beads, bears, beautiful, butterflys,....

10 comments:

  1. The beads and bracelets are beautiful.

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  2. You do beautiful work!

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  3. Beautiful Post and beautiful beads!

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  4. Those beads are stunning. I love the one with the butterfly in.

    That bracelet you made is very beautiful.

    :-)

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  5. Fantastic! I love the bracelet. In fact I made one, but I won't post it. (I don't think that copying is fair, but I HAD to make one).
    Anyways, I love yours, it is so beautiful, and the beads you have used are amazing. I also love laura's beads.
    As for your stash, I getting green of envy (Do you use that expression in English?)
    A big hug your way.

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  6. those pictures are beautiful and those beads are fabulous!
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  7. My daughter LOVES beads! She collects them and hides them in different places!

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  8. Bead porn. LOL.

    Your jewelry is stunning!

    Ellie Garratt

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  9. Never get enough of looking at pretty beads. Great pix.

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