Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is a fun little piece. A pretty, multicolored leaf, a little flower and a matching bead, all clustered together on a sterling chain. Representing my love for the outdoors - and you won't see this one on the show tables 'cause it's mine. Maybe I'll make some more, this one's a favorite I could share . . . .
A big fat ole boro bead - can't tell you how much fun I'm having playing with this glass. Double dipped and sprinkled with frit, an amazing square bead cap and sparkling Swarovski round out this pendant to be a striking one of a kind piece. Hope you get to see it . . . . 'cause this one just might not ever make it to the show table - looks like a keeper to me!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This second bracelet turned out so much more sparkly than it comes across in the picture. Lots of crystals - lots of blues, a little blue/green and smoky beige - but prettier than that sounds. The first picture is a bracelet made using different color boro beads. I LOVE the colors, they just pop - verrrry different!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Glass shards are made by making a large hollow bead - some as large as a Christmas Ball - decorating them, layering them with dots or silver, then breaking them ! Ouch! The shards are then added to the surface of a bead. Trying to be creative, and come up with something new, I found some glass I'd had for awhile, had no clue if it was compatable with any other glass I had, so I added some shards to the surface, left them raised, and popped the bead in the kiln. Ta Daaaaa - out came this beautiful bead. A new technique added - hope you like.