Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Endeavors

Having recently gone through a major life shifting event I have been thinking about the direction I want my life to go now.  I have been selling lampwork beads online for a while now and even though I don't have my bead business exactly where it should be I have been thinking of new endeavors to fuel my creativity.    One of these is helping others.    I often have people email me and ask "how do you do that?"  In helping others I have a collection of emails that I often send to them that I have reread and edited to the point that they are a wealth of information to anyone who would want to learn how to do lampwork processes that I have been performing for several years. 

So to keep me focused I will make a list here of articles I hope to be writing in the near future.

How do you make your beads? Are the designs painted on?

Can I do what you do on a Hot Head torch?

What do you use for equipment to Lampwork?

How do you core your beads?

How do you make encased florals?

Where do you buy your tools, glass, equipment from?

What does it take to make a living with lampworking?

Where should I sell my work?

How should I price my work?

What sites would you recommend to learn more about Lampworking?

That should be a good starting point.  If there is anything I missed please don't hesitate to let me know!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pandora style Bead OOAK

Fall is in the air!  Halloween is just around the corner and you should check out the newest murrini of Jack o Lanterns with spooky faces.  Pumpkins with happy faces and more.  All my beads are tested to fit on the Pandora Bracelets and they will also fit on Trollbead, Biagi, Chamilia and all the other new European Charm Bead style bracelets and necklaces.  All my beads are custom made one at a time in my home glass studio.  I have a digitally controlled kiln for proper annealling with means your beads will not be suject to stress cracks and should last a lifetime.      I sell all my beads from my website , ebay and etsy.  Ebay and Etsy listings will show on the homepage of my website and you can click on those links to be brought to their sites.    Have a wonderful Autumn!  Mary Law