New on my list of things I love to do: making glass beads!
February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve just started an 8 week flame working course! I had some initial reservations about my ability as I’ve never worked in glass before, but ca n safely say I’m already hooked. There is something about fire & molten glass that is both incredibly hypnotizing and totally magical. When glass is heated with the torch it becomes a semi-solid and acts like the most delicious honey on the end of your mandrel…need I say more?
The use of beads in my artwork is relatively new and I have to say I’ve been left wanting more. I have a lot of really specific ideas of what I’d like to use and have been trouble finding exactly the right bead. So I’m incredibly excited that I could make custom lovelies – possibilities abound!
These beads are from my first week of class. As always, thanks for taking the time to look! I’ll keep you updated on my newest glass creations.