Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mine!! All Mine!!

This is the bracelet I created with MY beads. Only three of the green beads on the ends are not part of the stash I made. I put in a few brass spacers and there you have it. My beads may be rough and imperfect but the bracelet turned out really well and I have had a lot of compliments on it. I am quite pleased with it and now I am getting the "bug" to make more. I want to take another class because I want to re-fine my skills before I handle the torch again on my own. It will be years, I think, before I can even think of setting up a shop or something with my own stuff to make beads. The studio here in Calgary is really far too so it is hard to get there very often. I have to make plans for that. So don't worry Sue I will have to get a LOT more beads from you first ;)

So here is a close up of my focal bead. I want to try to "smash" it a little less hard next time and make it thicker. I love how the colours turned out though, the mix of greens, cream and brown. I can't wait to try again.

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Tiffany said...

LOVE IT! I have often wanted to try making my own lampwork beads but the cost to set up is CRAZY and I don't have a space to dedicate to it. So, alas, I purchase. Can't wait to see more! Your stuff is really great! :)

Azure Islands Designs said...

Gorgeous bracelet...wonderful beads, rough is unique!!!


Sherry said...

I love green! Very pretty bracelet Marie.

Silver Parrot said...

What a lovely piece to commemorate your first foray into lampworking. I'd give anything if I had the time, space and money to set up as a lampworker. I still have my first few stashes of beads that I made when I took classes a few years ago - I should really do something with them.