Thursday, 15 January 2009

Another great lesson day

Kathy's First Lampwork BeadsI'm really enjoying Glass Melting Wednesdays! Yesterday my student was Kathy who is a silversmith and she had never made a glass bead before yesterday. The photo above is of some of the excellent beads that Kathy created during her lesson. I'm showing you these ones in particular as they are good examples of what I like my students to achieve. The beads are even and round and they have the all-important neat and tidy, slightly dimpled area around the bead holes. Kathy turned the deep pink frit bead on the left into a fabulous chunky tab.

It looks like Kathy's well and truly caught the lampworking bug. After I emailed her the photos of her first beads she said :

"I had a fantastic time and am totally hooked! I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone."

All of my beadmaking lessons are now fully booked but I will let you know if there any cancellations.


BeadyPool said...

That square bead is just gorgeous - well done Kathy.

JoyFunnell said...

Those are lovely beads Kathy, looks like you had a great day with Laura - and isn't is just such fun! I can't stop dreaming beads after my lesson. Now I just need to get some kit together to have a go on my own.

Lynne Glazzard said...

I did try warning Joy that it would be totally addictive, I suppose it's better than dreaming about bits of wire though :)

Mel P said...

Beautiful beads Kathy, the tab is stunning!

Jenn said...

Kathy - fabulous beads! Laura - you are an excellent teacher! I wish my very first beads were that pretty and usable. I learned some fun lessons from my first awful beads - maybe even use some ideas from them. But, I would have been thrilled to have such excellent quality my first time! Well done.

Anonymous said...

They're gorgeous - really uniform (I'm scared mine will end up looking like Cadbury's mis-shapes!!) and each bead design is really different from the others too. Well done Kathy.
Kay, Soton

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! I had a wonderful day, Laura was so lovely and helpful :) and just like joy, I have found myself dreaming of beads! Now all I have to do is get my own equipment to make some more beads!! To anyone else who has a lesson booked, you will have SO much fun!
Kathy, Reigate

Laura said...

Kathy's beads are great, aren't they?!

Pleased you enjoyed your day, Kathy. If you're dreaming about beads then my work is done! ;o)

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