Poppy Lampwork Beads

This is a new style bead for me – 3D flowers!  It took me a while to realise just how much you have to keep these flowers in the heat to ensure the glass doesn’t cool down too much and crack!

This poppy bead has been made into a necklace that I love wearing.  I’ve had so many comments from friends, family and customers that I thought I’d share it with you, especially as I’m enjoying making them so much!  It’s lovely to wear and suits the leather necklace style so the bead isn’t lost amongst other beads – it is the focal bead after all. 😀

I’ve used sterling silver wire and a couple of beads either end of the hole to provide a secure means of attaching the bead to the necklace, which seems to work really well.

poppy sculptural lampwork bead

poppy sculptural lampwork bead

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