Friday, December 12, 2008

New Beads

I finally got up the energy to get back on the torch last night. Of course it all started at 11 pm. Nice time to begin when you have to get up at 7:15, huh?!! Needless to say since I started playing with fire at 11 pm I didn't get done until about 1 am. Which also means I didn't get to sleep until about 1:45 am. So I am pretty much running on 5 1/2 hours of sleep. First thing this morning I had to find the coffee pot before I could start my day. I also had to get dad up and ready for a pacemaker test at 8:30. He was in need of some extra personal care this am, too, so it was a busy morning. I am now at work, and sneaking this in. :D

Oh well, no sleep plus plenty of coffee almost equals human. At least I have some beads to show for it, and a couple of them I really like. Yea!!! A good session. I played with my EDP, since it arrived yesterday (or was it the day before, jeez, my days all run together). I also tried out the Southwest Striations Tutorial from Anne Ricketts again now that I had more of the colors in her list of suggested combos. I also practiced my stringer control in dot making and just a swirly line. And I tried out some of the 96 COE glass I got. It has to have a bit hotter flame and is stiffer than what I am used to working with. Interesting night, and I learned a lot and really had fun playing.

Here are my fabulous beads, I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed creating them. The green heart and spacer and the one with the line around it are the 96 COE glass, you can tell since it has some really odd texturing. But is was fun anyway.


Steph said...

Wowww Rita, you make it look so easy ( and I'm sure it isn't). Those beads are gorgeous!
Are you going to turn them into jewelry ?

Barrie said...

Awesome job on the beads Rita!!! Love the tab shaped ones!! Hope you get more play time and more sleep and probably little less coffee! LOL

rosebud101 said...

Rita, great job on the beads! You are getting so much better!

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Thanks for the nice comments all!!! I hope to get back on the torch this weekend. Tons to do, but at least this weekend I have both days off. Yea!!!