All that said I decided I still needed to at least update my blog with a little something. I went looking through some old photo's and thought why not show some of my favorites.
The first photo is of some of the very first doll beads I ever made. The one on the very far right IS the very first doll bead I made following a tutorial by Anne Ricketts. Then I decided I needed to see how tiny I could make one. lol ! That one is to the right of the dime with brown hair. lol ! She sure is tiny ! I still have all these little dolls and should re-do the photo's.
The brights set below was one of my all time favorite sets. I love brightly colored etched beads anyway and of course I made many more of these types of beads. Lots of them sold over the years but I did manage to keep some.
I use to love to make hollow beads and made lots of them. These were made long before I ever got into using a puffy mandrel. These were wound on a regular mandrel. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color - an ice blue then etched.
The set below was made using silver and frit only. That's it and then swirled around. Gorgeous set I think. Wish I could remember what frit was used cause I'd make more. lol ! I never took notes on these things. Oh well......
I had to add my little mushroom bead ! :) I love her ! She's still tucked away with some other favorites I need to get out and revisit, rephotograph and display !
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite glass beads made between 2005 and 2007. I'll do another update with beads made later until I can get back to the torch. :)
Thanks so much for coming by ! Please come back again sometime !