Well I accomplished my two goals for 2011 but in doing so I took some time away from the torch. I got a selling website up and running and I ordered my business cards - they shipped yesterday so I should get them soon!!!
So I now have a couple of days worth of beads to get posted here on my blog.
First up are my beads from two days ago. I had a short day at the torch so one photo will do. I had so much fun making the beads in my "twisty reaction" set from my last post so I made some more:
Yesterday I realized I had not kept up with my personal bead challenge for 2011. "Shaping beads" is the next section in Corina's book but I have to agree with her that this really should go farther back in the book. In this section I didn't really learn anything new but it was a good review. Tabular, cube, barrel, cone, bicone, and heart were the shapes in this section. I still cannot make a good heart. I would love to be a natural at making them because I think they are pretty and I do get requests for them but honestly I do not enjoy making them so I do not really practice them. Here they are:
Next I had wanted to try and create this really cool orange and pink combo that I had seen on line somewhere. I did not achieve the desired result but ended up finding an interesting combo anyway.
I had also seen another bead that I wanted to give a try. The post had said, it was a little frustrating to make but I have to say I loved making these. I only tried two because I was concerned they wouldn't come out after I read the post about them but I think I will be making more of these:
One thought leads to another so here are a few more beads from my day at the torch:
After all these experiments I decided I wanted to make a set of my "twisty reaction" beads that had a lot of blue in them. And of course I wanted to make a few other color combos too. Here is what I finished my day making:
Check my artfire site later today! I'll have more bead sets for sale soon!