Bent beads: This is a new technique for me that only another beadmaker can really appreciate. It is difficult to do because you don't have the stability of the steel rod inside the bead, you only have a fiberglass fabric sleeving. It is a balancing act trying to bend the bead, keep it from cracking, maintain its shape and get it into the kiln all at the same time. I have lots of ideas to incorporate these into jewelry. This is one that I like and photographs well.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
I have had this design in mind for a while and finally got around to putting it together. It is a rainy day so I took the photo on the front porch on white paper. I probably need more light but I also need a new photo cube that is large enough to hold finished necklaces.
I don't know where the time goes but we have all been sick so I am behind as usual. I was accepted into the Market Street Fine Art Show on March 31 so I need to get busy making more jewelry and beads. I will post more photos soon.