B is for my Beadmaker Bead... the ultimate fix for any bead addict - have your own bespoke bead made espeically for you!!
Amanda was the lovely lampworker for Trollbeads (a brand of bead jewellery for the non jewellery AtoZ visitors) down at an event in Cambridge; I spent a thoroughly lovely time watching her work her magic with the flame!
So much so that when it became time for Amanda to make my own bead... I was still mesmerised and hadn't decided what I wanted!
After much discussion, we settled on pinky purples and blacks in swirls... and now it was time to watch my own bead being created. I won't labour on the details as I'll let the photos speak for themselves!
Then came the long wait whilst the bead was with Trollbeads to be cored.
It's always exciting to see if the annealed and cored bead matches what you thought it would look like from your memories of the night!
I love my beadmaker bead made by Amanda, and look how well it matches another lampworked bead I bought shortly after!
It only remains to decide what it's first bracelet will look like... I think I'm still mesmerised as I haven't decided on the final composition yet!
Have you ever had, or wanted to have, a bead made for yourself?
What did/would you choose and why?