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Post by Scrap Monkey on 23/9/2010, 5:46 am

I finally mastered my lentil press...
and have been a bit obsessed with hollows...


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Post by kimb on 23/9/2010, 7:53 am

OMG THESE ARE BLOODY GORGEOUS AND I MEANT TO PUT THIS IN CAPITALS TO EMPHASISE JUST HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM,ALL OF THEM!!
are they delicate with being hollow

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Post by kimb on 23/9/2010, 7:54 am

just how big are they ,malteser size ? not that im gonna eat them like , just curious

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Post by kimb on 23/9/2010, 7:54 am

how heavy are they ?

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Post by Di Masters on 23/9/2010, 8:00 am

Love the first lot, though they are all gorgeous!

You will have to start to put something else in the pics to give us an idea of size - even a malteser for Kim lol.

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Post by kimb on 23/9/2010, 8:04 am

lol!

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Post by thriftycrafter on 23/9/2010, 8:33 am

Totally yum, love those orange ones.

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Post by Patty on 23/9/2010, 9:02 am

Wow, these are all simply gorgeous.

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Post by Bead Queen - Carol on 23/9/2010, 9:32 am

Oooh Tina! They are fandabbydozzy! LOVE them ALL!!!!

Well done hun.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on 23/9/2010, 9:41 am

LOL at you lot!

Measurements all on the website, but the hollows are all bigger than maltesers. Not overly fragile as they have been annealed (cooked in my kiln), and being hollow it keeps the weight down.

As a guide, the lentils are diddy at about 15mm across, the pink stripey ones are about 20mm across.

Will think seriously about photographing alongside confectionery in the future though Laughing

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Post by kimb on 23/9/2010, 11:18 am

and that means you shall have to eat them when you have taken piccies .

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Post by karinlouise on 23/9/2010, 11:25 am

Oh these are gorgous, all of them, amazing. well done.

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Post by Lorraine on 23/9/2010, 12:02 pm

Totally gorgeous, Tina. Really fabulous sets.

Sometimes when I look at your beads, it makes me think about getting into my jewellery making again. I haven't done any for I don't know how long.

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Post by Maria on 23/9/2010, 9:22 pm

I wore my preening peacocks to the pottery class last night.

I love these - the orange ones are truly fab. bit confused about which part is the lentil.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on 23/9/2010, 9:51 pm

Maria wrote:I wore my preening peacocks to the pottery class last night.

I love these - the orange ones are truly fab. bit confused about which part is the lentil.

Maria, the top ones (green, two tone) are lentils; sort of curved/squashed shape.

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Post by Steph on 23/9/2010, 10:26 pm

OMG these are absolutely gorgeous. You've definately mastered the art Tina.
Love all of them although the first set is to die for. Fab.

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Post by thriftycrafter on 24/9/2010, 7:39 am

Lentils, like minstrels or was it revels they used to be called LOL

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Post by Scrap Monkey on 24/9/2010, 8:03 am

thriftycrafter wrote:Lentils, like minstrels or was it revels they used to be called LOL

oh yeah, minstrels!! Now called....erm......something similar?

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Post by kimb on 24/9/2010, 9:13 am

i thought minstrels were still called minstrels last time i bought some .

see the comparison to sweeties is still happening . lol!

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Post by thriftycrafter on 24/9/2010, 10:18 am

I'm sure they had another name before they were minstrels but googling only brings up galaxy counters, and that's not it, perhaps I'm imagining that one then. But that's the shape isn't it, do they call it an elipse?

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Post by Scatty on 24/9/2010, 10:49 am

I'm like Kim on how fabby these alll are Tina, well done on getting the hang of the press, so its back on Santa's list again is it?

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Post by supergran on 24/9/2010, 11:22 pm

Like the top ones, but they don't look like any lentils I've used for soup lol!

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Post by MrsShorty on 26/9/2010, 4:54 am

WOW these are amazing so stunning

Tina I keep meaning to ask you if you could do a pandora style bead with burgundy rose petals in it somehow? Or if not maybe an unusal burgundy bead. I have been telling my friend about your gorgeous designs and she wanted to buy a pandora bead for her chief bridesmaid for Beginning of December. She was going to get a boring silver rose square pandora bead which wasnt very nice for 25 I told her yours were much better and gorgeous.

Let me know and let me know rough price to tell her
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Post by Scrap Monkey on 26/9/2010, 5:39 am

Scatty wrote:I'm like Kim on how fabby these alll are Tina, well done on getting the hang of the press, so its back on Santa's list again is it?

nope, the best bit is that this is my press! had it for ages, but struggled to 'get' it. The one on loan is for hoooooooge monstrous lentils, and will be posted back to it's owner quite soon; even I don't want to make beads that big. These ones are quite delicate, perfect for bracelets.

Emma, beads to fit pandora style bracelets are on the 'bearhugs' page of my website (link below). I can have a play with some dark reds, no problem. If it's a special present, I made as a commission recently. It has the girl's name on it (although that only works with a relatively short name). Bead price came out at about 5.50, then she paid another 6.50 for me to turn it into a simple necklace on leather cord. Just a thought.

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Post by MrsShorty on 26/9/2010, 5:49 am

Good idea with the name, looks fantastic? I will have have a word with her and see what she says, it is a gift for her cousin called Amy so small name might work

Price is fab too thanks

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Post by MrsShorty on 26/9/2010, 6:07 am

She has just text me back she would prefer something with roses really as it is part of the wedding I think she has her initials already on the bracelet, oh well she will have to pay stupid money for a horrible square bit of silver lol!


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Post by Scrap Monkey on 26/9/2010, 7:16 am

MrsShorty wrote:She has just text me back she would prefer something with roses really as it is part of the wedding I think she has her initials already on the bracelet, oh well she will have to pay stupid money for a horrible square bit of silver lol!


I have a lot of very talented lampwork friends who do beautiful florals, want me to point out some for her?

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Post by MrsShorty on 26/9/2010, 7:19 am

Yes please that would be great, thanks

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Post by Scrap Monkey on 26/9/2010, 10:54 am

Here you go Emma... http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyPrecious Kathy makes quite the most beautiful floral lampwork beads, and silver cores too. You (or your friend) can send her a message via her Etsy shop, and she will make something totally unique and gorgeous, for the same price or less than the mass produced stuff! I told her it would be needed for December at the latest, and she said no problem.

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Post by MrsShorty on 26/9/2010, 11:24 am

Oh my god there fabulous thanks Tina, I hope she likes them sooooo much nicer than the others

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