My First Crack at Pandora Style Beads…

I remember the first time I saw a Trollbead, it was at the Grasshopper shop and it was lovely…the price, however, was not. I have a new-found respect for these stunning beads since I started lampworking glass last month, by golly making an even round bead is hard! It is also hard to make 2 beads exactly the same size for earrings, here was my first attempt at both a Pandora type bead and identical earring beads:

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What do you think? I did not have proper bead cores so I used scrapbooking and sewing eyelets, looks pretty good I think:)

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I wore the necklace a couple of times but it is too symmetrical ..or something, it just ain’t right. I will be pulling it apart and trying again, maybe it’s the ribbon, I’m not sure…it just is not working for me, any ideas?

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Well, I best boogie, I volunteered to decorate for the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold banquet tonight and then I am taking one of my best friends out for lunch for her birthday and I still need to slap on some war paint before I leave 😛 Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

11 thoughts on “My First Crack at Pandora Style Beads…

  1. Love the beads and the whole necklace!!! Wow I can’t imagine trying to get the glass to melt perfectly on those small eyelets !!! Amazing as always.

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  2. Lindsay, you are so hard on yourself – you did great!! I would love to make some myself, but alas, can’t handle hot stuff – I might burn my hands off!! LOL

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