As I was playing with the bell flowers, I decided it was time to try my hand at sculpting again. I've wanted to make a new little octopus for my faux fish tank for the longest time so that was my goal. At least to attempt to make one. Five octopi(?) later, I achieved that goal. :) They aren't the prettiest - but I like them. lol ! They were fun to make and at least one will go in the tank. :) The others will most likely go to Beads Of Courage. Oh there will be more coming. They were a lot of fun to make that's for sure. Sculpting was always my first love in melting glass and I had gotten away from it this year. It was nice to give it a go again. I think my favorite is the light green one to the right in the first picture. Those two are Simon and Schuester. The second two are Burns and Allen and the last one is Ollie. Ollie is pretty cool too. He's made with a silver reactive glass called Ossa and some of that silvery shine came thru but mostly it's a purple color glass with white dots. I thought it would look good as an Ollie Octopus. :)
Technically, these are beads as the base was wound on a mandrel. They could be worn as a VERY large and very heavy pendant but better use would be to let them stand on their own just to admire.
That's all for now. Thanks once again for coming by ! I hope you can come back again sometime for a visit.