My bead adventures

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Blowing Glass Shards

A much admired bead artist, Jennifer Geldard, shared her technique in blowing glass shards in WetCanvas Glass Forum. Although I am still unable to blow the bubble into the size of an orange yet, I am pleased to be able to use the thicker shards to make these focal beads.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Raku Waves

This wave bead was made with raku (R108) stringer onU96 turquoise . The curves are created with the help of gravity, a technique developed by master bead maker, Jim Smircich.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Freeform Dichroic Earrings

I have supplied these dichroic mosaic cabs to customers to wire wrap and bezel set into earrings. My earring design is a bit simpler where I glued loop findings to the back of the cabs and hung them on surgical steel earring wires.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Vessel

This vessel almost became a plant stake this morning. It took a long time toget it off the mandrel. I used U96 almond as base, raku stringer as lip, Gaffer peach as handles, and assorted reduction frit.