Yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming Rosie and Susan for a session here at the Let Fire Inspire workshop. Rosie is a returning student, and came for three hours of ‘torchtime’ to work on her own projects. Her friend Susan is, like Rosie, a keen beader, and had been looking forward to trying the captivating craft of lampwork glass beadmaking for herself.
A recent project at Betchworth Beaders had been to make ‘beaded beads’, and Rosie was keen to make lampwork beads in colours to complement them in a jewellery-making project. Here’s a snap of the beads in question, together with the beads she made with me on her previous visit to the workshop which she had brought with her for reference:
Rosie chose some glass rods to work with, and narrowed her selection down to opaque violet and pearl grey to complement the shades she’d used for her beaded beads. The finished jewellery will also be incorporating silver, which I think will look stunning!
Susan, like me, really loves her greens and blues and bluey-greens and greeny-blues - looking at at the beads she made you can tell that she’s a lampworker who’s right on my wavelength!