Monday, February 25, 2008
What is a shard? It is a sliver of glass that is broken off of a very thin bulb of glass that has been blown from a glob off the end of a hollow tubing. Clear as mud? Why would I want to do that? Shards just add another layer to a bead and they are fun to play with. You can leave them on the surface with the rough edges curled, melt them flat, twist them around or encase them under transparent glass. Those are just a few things that you can do with them. My studio looks like a mad scientist has blown something up. I promise to clean it up soon but then I could not find anything.