I have a lot of blogging to catch up on so here we go....
First off I want to thank everyone who came to my open house and made it a successful and fun day!!!!! I told one friend tonight, that I love making beads but, seeing my friends wear and enjoy them is just the best thing ever!!! I remember back in the beginning of my bead making, I felt that each bead was one of my babies and I often had a hard time letting go of them. Now, I love having them go to you all - they are still my babies but I like them being out and about and enjoyed by others!!!!
I am taking part in a Silvered Glass exchange with other bead makers on one of the forums I follow. My hope is that I will learn as much as possible about this glass. There are so many awesome silvered glass bead artists and I would love to make beads on their level. It will take a while and I may never get it - it's a tricky thing for sure. So we will see. I've already been frustrated by the challenge and it's only been 2 weeks. The challenge/exchange will be over Feb. 1 - so lets hope I'm not a silvered glass drop out.
Technical info: It has a effetre black base, OY wrap, rolled in Triton and Gaia Frit, added a few random small clear dots before reducing and wrapping it in Aether clear - left slightly raised. Nothing special here but I'm starting to pick up some color.
That's it for the bead portion of this post but I do have a bracelet to share with you that I finished for a customer. It's made with those cool Black Sting Ray beads - inspired from my recent trip to the zoo. I have a few more to make similar to this one - seems to be a popular item. I may have to make one of these for myself too!!!
More blogging coming soon!
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