Trying to get ready for a show at Myrtle Beach the first weekend in August - held inside the nicely cooled convention center (thank goodness!). This pretty starfish will be added to the growing stash of water oriented pieces. And to my new friends I met at the Charlotte bead show - who seem to get an email every time I post something new - hope you like it too. It was a pleasure meeting you!! Have a great rest of the week. Hope to see lots of people at the show, always new pieces.
This is the bead that survived (see picture below this one). It turned out pretty well and I'll sure make some more. But I'll definitely try to make more with copper colored mountains in the background just like the one that cracked (see below). I think they're much more visible on the surface of the bead. These look more like rolling hills rather than mountains. Sometimes what's in my head works, sometimes not. Off to torch some more. . .
Tried something new today - some cactus beads with mountains in the background. I was so very pleased with the way they turned out, but tragically one developed a crack just sitting on the table. Aggghhhh - it happens, but it was my favorite one, the one with the copper colored mountains in the background. Oh well, back to the torch to give it another try.
It's been awhile since I've etched any glass and this is one of the things I did yesterday. The soft brushed finish, subtle and graduated shades of amber and the bright desert sun almost make this bead feel warm to the touch. A different kind of gnarly tree for me, but I really like the looks of it. Summer's here, feels like some hot weather coming soon. Too hot to torch a lot, so productivity is waaaaay down. Might be awhile until something else get's posted - I'm gonna go find a pool and jump in!
You guessed it, another Ammonite piece. Yes, yes, I know I said I'd stop. . . I lied. I just love these pieces and at the end of a day of melting it's really cool to gather up what's on the table and see how it melts together. Simple and classic, not a lot of bling, just a bit of sterling to compliment the bead. It's all about the beads, right?
Trying to add more depth to the tree pieces and I really like where this is going. Hopefully you can see some mountains in the background and some bushes up front. This was a first attempt, but I definitely see more for the future. I LIKE it!!! (But I held my breath practically the entire time making it . . . off and on, of course.)
Kinda got hung up on the new press that came, but this should be the last Ammonite bead for awhile. It might look like it's fall colors, but there's some blues and some spring green mixed in there too. I really like this pendant a lot.
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