Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Beads by Laura Sparling


I think lampwork beads are so pretty. I once thought about ordering the equipment and supplies and try to learn to make them, but I changed my mind. I got scared that I might accidentally set fire to myself or my home. 

So I've settled for just oooh-ing and aaaaah-ing while looking at beads that others have made. These are made by Laura Sparling.

'Crocus' Scales Whirly Go Round Mistletoe 'Autumn' Anemones Melonberry Periwinkle Petals Sheep
Fuchsia Mocha Glimmer Intergalactic Purquoise Cupcake Beads Clementine & Lime
Chirpy Olive Glimmer Regal Plumes Torus Beads Festive Glow

20 comments:

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

Stunningly beautiful, but can't wrap my head around how those beads are made, especially the colored artwork covered by clear glass!

jalna said...

So amaaaazing yah, Lorna! You can check out the process on YouTube. Here's one that I like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmi0hjc3iek

alibaba37 said...

I too love lamp work beads! They are little works of art and are fascinating. I'm a bead hoarder, but don't have many of these since they tend to be pricey.

Mark Shelby said...

Hey! This girly stuff is really cool! I like it!

Make no mistake though, I'm all dude here. ; )

jalna said...

You too, Alibaba!! They ARE pricey. I lost a string of four beads that were on my keychain about a year ago. They were so pretty and cost me $5 each bead. You shoulda seen how riled I was about losing them.

It IS COOL, Mark! Glad you agree.

Kalin's Mommy said...

Just watched the video, oh my that's a lot of work for one bead...my hand would be shaking.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Did you take those pictures? GORGEOUS! So difficult to take great pictures of beads, you are a master photographer!

Mark Shelby said...

You always find the coolest stuff! And take the coolest Pics! And that's not the only reason why I Love you Jalna! Your husband is a great cook! ; )

.....hehe

Susan said...

Never seen such beautiful beads, I'd be so sad if I even lost just one bead!

Dd said...

OMGosh....so so bewtifullll...I would be afraid to wear them

jalna said...

I know, Mich! That's why they're so expensive.

Awww, thanks for thinking that I took those photos, Aunty, but I neva.

Hahahahaha . . . that's why I love my husband too, Mark!

Oooooh Susan . . . I had such a hissy fit.

Really yah, Dd!

alibaba37 said...

Jalan, I would have been riled up too!

Mokihana said...

Wow!! Those beads are absolutely amazing. I love the first ones and the sheepie ones especially.

jalna said...

LOL, Alibaba!

Moki, the sheep ones remind me of you. So cute, yah!

Nippon Nin said...

So colorful! My favorite are sheep and muffins! Way too cute!

jalna said...

I like those too, Akemi!

Leslie's pics said...

soooooooo pretty! love the sheep and the cupcakes!!

K and S said...

pretty!

jalna said...

Wish I could actually make them, Kat.

Kay said...

Those are definitely awesome!