Finally I can show you some of the beads I made during the Curved Bead Workshop last weekend. I am extremely happy with this one and the one below which I am wearing right now !
I very simply strung it on silk cording and used a matching bead as a button closure. I love this one too.
Below is the blue one that I think turned out stunning as well. Thank goodness for great glass colors. This one is an alabaster blue (which I'd never worked with before) I did have to burn off some soot in a more oxidizing flame because I naturally tried to boil it to death before realizing it doesn't have to be THAT hot Suzanne. Despite me, it came out of the kiln alive and kickin' it.
I think I'll have a great time making many more of these in the future. It was a fun class. I also learned to make a puffy bead (hollow bead) with a blow hose and hollow mandrel with a hole in it. A new technique to me as well. Show you more of those later.
Hugs - gonna hit the hay... xoxox