Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lampworked Florals - Macro Monday

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I was in my bead box again. Each *lampwork glass bead is handmade and measures 1.5cm (1/2 inch)
I think these little beauties will become a bracelet.

*Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.

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31 comments:

Les... said...

wonderful pic hon, so sharp and clear and vibrant - so close to a 3D effect! great shot *smiles*

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I was primed and ready to ask what that meant, and you were kind enough to explain the technique.

Beautiful beads.


A rosebud

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-visit-is-like-leaving-calling-card.html

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello again Karen and a HUGE yes about photographing outside the "box" of snow ! LOL
These are gorgeous beads and a bracelet would be wonderful .. you have reminded me there are so many unusual craft stores in down town Kingston I really should investigate them .. especially two of the glass stores where they create the glass art there !
Joy : )

Maaike said...

lovely beads!
great macro

LauraX said...

these are a lovely assortment of treasures..I took a lampwork class once...it was so much fun...I still have some of the crazy looking beads I made...some were worth stringing into necklaces (just a few)...the others are decorations on my nightstand...hadn't thought to photograph them...a lovely idea:)

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great Macro of those wonderful, well composed and detailed beads

lisaschaos said...

These are so pretty! So many little details, love them!

Vrinda said...

Hi karen,

It's a classic shot. I liked it very very much.

Vrinda.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Karen thank you for your sweet compliment on my macro post! I appreciate you stopping by. Your bead shot is gorgeous! Rich color and texture nicely captured!

EG Wow said...

The lampwork bead is a treasure! It's beautiful!

Lesa said...

Wow-- I was thinking those would make a great bracelet then read that you thought the same-- really gorgeous!

thanks for the visit!

Kala said...

Beautiful colors!

Martha Z said...

You do come up with some lovely and interesting beads, perfect for Macro Monday.

kbreints said...

Wow! Those are cool!

"Lillagul" said...

Lovely beads you got there.
I´m sure it would be a lovely bracelet :)
Thank´s for your comment on my blog :)

Maia said...

Beautiful artwork, I assume it's your own.
The colors are gorgeous too.

Lui said...

I love it! Ceramics are such delicate pieces of art!

fairchildstreet said...

Beautiful. Charmaine

Gary said...

Wow Karen, those beads are beautiful and thanks for the explanation. I'm going to send a friend to your site to see this. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Birgitta said...

Beautiful vibrant colors! Excellent shot!

NatureFootstep said...

I did not know there were eqoipment to do such things yourself. I guess you have to be careful. It´s beautiful.

dawn said...

Stunning!

Ray said...

Beautiful!!!

Coffee Break Mama said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous. It's so nice to see them up close - can't wait to see what you will do with them.

Marvin said...

Pretty baubles. Excellent details and DOF in your macro.

Mimi said...

Beautiful beads and great shot!:)

Gattina said...

Wow ! just gorgeous ! all these details !

Kerstin said...

What an amazing work. Love your photo.

MarieElizabeth said...

I know I'm supposed to be lookig at the photo, composition and all that, but really those beads are fantastic! I hope you sell them, because many folks with these trendy bracelets would snatch them up!

Leovi said...

Great composition, ppreciosa, I love these pictures of crystals.

Charlene said...

The detail on these beads is amazing!