Sunday, 27 June 2010

Jean's A Star Baby!!

Like me, Jean also loves the stars - there's just something about them! She bought this one from me and has made the most perfect necklace. I don't think that the bead needs much more adding to it, and Jean has it spot on teamed with sterling silver and Swarovski crystal - WOW!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Clio Heart ........ for sale!

Clio Heart, originally uploaded by Glittering Prize - Trudi.

You know sometimes less really is "more"!

This lampwork heart was made on a topaz base and decorated with "clio", a reactive glass that reflects some beautiful shades of purples, pinks and blues. I wanted to keep this one simple and so I've matched it with a hand dyed silk from Diane (superb match) and just a couple of Swarovski crystals.

This isn't finished yet - I've added the silk so that you can get an idea but it is for sale and I will finish the length to requirement!

Trudi x

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Flip Side Lace!

You may recall I made a "Lace" bead a few weeks ago, and I wasn't sure if I should etch it or not - in the end the customer decided. But while I was pondering, it was suggested to me to etch just one side. I held this thought in my mind, and when I made this bead I decided to give it a go!
Now I appreciate that it's hard to tell from this picture, but it really is quite surreal. I've got the best of both worlds here. One one side it's frosted and shows up the lace really well, and on the flip side it's still got the shiney look - it's quite amazing!! Why didn't I think of this before???
You know, this bead is a keeper but I will be having another go!
Trudi x