Sunday, June 24, 2007
I am so excited to finally have the tools I need to make glass beads! So last night I went to work on making some beads. I have to say, though, I was overwhelmed with what to do since I have been looking at so much and watching videos on You Tube and so on that I was quite anxious when I finally was able to sit down and work on my own. Way too many ideas in my head. So these are what I ended up making... I love the transparent blue, so I made a fun set with that. The little white ones are triangular which gave them a lot of character! Since Independence day is around the corner I decided to do some patriotic beads, but my red was a lot more orange than red. Plus, my flowers didn't turn out on the one I finally tried. I also wanted to do a primary colors set, but only got one bead created for it. The black, white, and green one is my favorite from last night because the dots worked out well enough that I didn't have to melt them all the way in! The last blue one was going to be another in the previous blue set, but I ran out of MAPP gas & this is how it was left. I decided to keep it around, though, cause it's given me a good idea for a future idea :) After all that fun I have decided there is a whole lot I need to work on. I need to focus all my ideas until I get the techniques down. So I'm going to pick one technique to work on and perfect it well until I move onto another. So I'll start with dots and try to loose the tails I get from the glass when I pull away. Expect to see more soon, cause I love my new toys!