My bead adventures

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Egg Shape Beads

Today, a glass maker can get most geometric shape presses to help create beads. My collection includes lentil of assorted sizes, pillow, orrb, squeeze, and now a egg press. In my opinion, it is not a easy press to use. After pressing I had to use my graphite marver to smooth out the ends. I will offer one of these egg beads as prize for my next Ebay drawing on February 12th. If you are interested, please visit my Ebay bead shop for signing up information. Each bead is about 25x17mm.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Millefiori Barrette

Usually my glass barrettes are made with recycled dichroic pendants and cabs but occasionally I like to fuse Italian millefiori canes onto various art glass to make barrettes like this. They are most times accented with a bit of dichroic to give them spark. I have listed this barrette in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

A new fused piece

Happy New Year. I didn't get too much done over the holidays because my grandbabies' came visit. Here is one piece I completed. I like the mosaic look created by overlaying the dichroic pattern piece over a silver pink dichroic background.