As I have moved along, I started trying to make matching beads to make earrings. I have done several matched pairs and made several pairs of earrings.
So, now it is time to move on and try to make a true SET!!
I have been able to spend two good session in my studio over the past several days. Here are the beads from Thursday:
This was my "starter bead" that day.
Nothing special. Just some fun!
Then, I moved on to making some yellow and orange beads.
The two-color beads were intended to be discs.
But I think I still need to work on that technique.
Then, I got out my favorite color and went to town.
I love these striped beads and plain spacers.
Can't wait to make them into something special and wear it.
I also made some plain red beads to add the the Red, White and Blue beads that I have been making.
One of my goals for these two sessions was to not get bead release in the ends of my beads. I think I did pretty well. The secret is to not play with the shape. Let the glass flow into it's shape. It will. Just give it time.
One Sunday, I got to spend about two more hours in my garage studio. I wanted to try to add to my Red, White and Blue beads and see what I could make with them. So these are what I came up with.
These are two-color beads with a ring of dots.
And these are Red and white striped beads. They should help me make something with the collection.
Then, I wanted to try to make some beads to add to the Yellow and Orange set. So I started with a transparent green core and worked a white and orange strip pattern around them.
Except for the fact that one is lopsided (too much clear glass on one side) I think these are fun too.
I want to spend a good part of my day today making some of these beads in to finished jewelry pieces. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to show you where they are posted on the net.
Have a great day.