A quick blog post today. It was an experimental day at the torch and I had a lot of fun. I have some new favorite beads too!
I also made my first ever hollow beads. What fun they were to make!!! I had been holding off giving them a whirl because I was a bit intimidated thinking it would be harder then it was and that I might get frustrated too easily. Well I have to say I really enjoyed making them and they were fairly easy. You can see in this photo that I got the hang of it pretty quick. Took about 3 or 4 tries and I had a decent one! The last 3 on the right are my best attempts. Can't wait to make some more of these with some cool decoration!
I have decided I am never going to be a flower girl - well I was a flower girl in my brothers wedding when I was about 8 but I'm talking about beads here. I decided to try my lentil press because I hadn't really touched it in about 6 months and I wanted to get a little practice in and you will see by the poor lentil shape that I need a lot more practice. So anyway the only thing I could think of to put on the lentils that would cover up the terrible shape was a flower. But like I said, I'm not a flower bead maker. I'm posting these just for my own reference as I'm certainly not proud of these beads and they will never be sold or even given away.
I did have some fun with some twisties though:
So that's it for my short post. I'll be making jewelry tomorrow and I hope to make some more beads over the weekend. I've been going through my old and new books and magazines so I have lots of bead ideas I am looking forward to trying. Can't wait to get back at the torch! Thanks for stopping by and reading my bead blog!