I did manage to get some glassy stuff done though. I tackled twisties the other day. I hadn't made a twistie in years so it was time. Besides, I really wanted to see if a bigger sized twistie would work on these bigger blown beads. The small ones just don't look right. I did make some pretty big ones too. Big in diameter and LONG. Not at all pretty, not at all straight and all of them have different widths in one pull. :) What can I say, I tried. They'll still make pretty decorations. I might take a picture of them later. Next torch session that I'm making the blown beads, I'll give one of these twists a try.
I also finally got some little metal containers for the enamels to go in. Was short by one container wouldn't ya know it ! lol ! Still, these worked fine and could be used for many things. May get more in the future. http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=44948&cat=2,2260,47776&ap=1
I FINALLY went thru all my loose beads and ended up shipping off a nice box to BOC http://www.beadsofcourage.org/ Probably about 3 pounds give or take. Which compared to the last two wasn't much. lol ! Still, they are in very short supply of the fun decorated beads & BIG beads so that's what they got from me. And I tell ya, some of those puppies were honkers ! lol !
Since I didn't make any beads this week, how 'bout a "Blast From the Past" photo ? Well, it's from my past anyway. lol !
Beads made by Anne Ricketts
Bracelet made by me a LONG time ago. :)
Time to run. Thanks so much for coming by ! Please come back again soon !