I was recently on searching for the perfect beads for a custom order, and came across a fabulous business in the South of England who produce the most beautiful handmade glass lampwork beads. Every single bead I looked at was gorgeous! So, I bought the beads for my custom order and then immediately ordered some more...
Sadly, many of the beads are a little out of my usual price range, but I will be splashing out on a few of the pendants and larger beads which I will post on arrival. In the meantime, if you love your lampwork and want to discuss possibilities, just shout!
I remember visiting the London Fashion Show a few years ago and seeing a table of Tagua nut jewellery and being blown away by the colours and textures! Its a fabulous bead to use, because they combine such vivid colours but with a completely natural, earthy texture and are very light, which is perfect for summer. The only downside? Patiently hand drilling all those holes...
All of the necklaces & bracelets here are currently available at Battle Bygones, in Battle and are priced at £16 necklace and £8 bracelet.
I used to have a jewellery website, but when you consider that every item is a 'one off' design, you can imagine how long it too me to keep updating the stock, and the photos and the descriptions... it felt like I spent more time on the website than I did making the jewellery! Fortunately for everyone everywhere, Etsy is a perfectly good alternative, and although it still requires a little effort, there's plenty of jewellery to be found...
Orange & Turquoise (14001Ng & bracelet 14002Bg)
Every shade of wood! (14066Ng)
Chunky safari (14155Ng)
Orange & Grey (14157Ng & bracelet 14158Bg)
Smile with shell (15060Ng)
All available along with much more at the Mingels Marvels shop at Etsy.