I try to spend some time every weekend working on my beads, or making jewelry, or something creative. This weekend was no exception, aside from the fact i had an audience for my first bead. My son was here visiting and got to watch me set up and make my first bead of a two hour session last night. It is a beautiful SW inspired swirly bead. I am so in love with the SW colors right now and how they play together an make interesting things happen. My base bead was ASK Tribal Turquoise, I added Effetre Dark Ivory, some Silvered Ivory Stringer (SIS), a bit of coral stringer, and let them all play together. After I thought they had done their jobs I did some swirls with a clear stringer, and popped that bead in the crock-pot. Then I moved on to Transparent Effetre Amber, rolled in Ocelot Spot frit and rounded up nicely. In fact I liked it so much I did five beads with this combination. I followed that with another trans amber bead, wrapped in silver leaf, dipped it in the ocelot spot frit and wrapped a single strand of clear stringer around it, and rounded it up, then squished it into a rectangular shape. I think I like it. Gosh, I love playing with fire. I hope you like what I have made.
The next session at the torch will have to include some skulls and things to match socks for a sock bead exchange I am in. Then I have to think about what sort of animal I can sculpt with hot glass. I am in an animal exchange, too. Yikes, nothing like pushing myself to grow, huh!!
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