A while ago, I bought this stunning set of beads from Trudi at Glittering Prize , aren't they lovely?
It is more unusual to get red lampwork beads than other colours. The glass is coloured with metal oxides. Red comes from gold oxide so is expensive and rarer than say copper oxide whoch makes the blues and greens. When I saw this set of beads I fell in love with them.With the set, I made a bracelet and a pair of earrings and I still have some black spacer beads left for another project.
For the earrings I used the main polka dot lampwork beads and the black spacers along with my favourite at the moment the karen hilltribe daisy spacer. I love that flash of silver between the beads, it is so subtle and yet eye catching.
Beady Pool Folksy shop later this evening, in the meantime I am going to think of a name for them! Hope you like them x