This weekend Flametree Glass Shop in Roswell, GA. is having Beads of Courage day. They invite beadmakers to come in and make beads all afternoon for the kids. They provide the mandrels and glass ! What could be better ! Free glass to play with and the kids get the beads. Nice. :) Here's a link to their website page from a day of beadmaking for Beads of Courage https://flametreeglass.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=10 Looks like a blast ! I generally do not make beads in the afternoon but maybe this is just what I need for a change. Plus I'd get to finally meet some fellow glassy folks. Now that would be cool !
Ok so here's a couple of pictures. The first one is of my favorites so far this week and the second one is of all the beads so far . I need to count them but I'm guessing right around 45 give or take. Plus there are more in the kiln. I just got a new press so played with it today and created a couple new to me critters with it. We'll see how those turned out ! lol ! Anyway, the white polar bear, peace signs and love bug (white dots on wings) are all from the BOC book of 20 tutorials, Hot Glass For Cool Kids, that Diane of Soda Lime Times put together. Here's the link again http://www.sodalimetimes.com/bocbook.html which also takes you to the e-mag Soda lime Times. :) The little mouse on a wedge of cheese is from a seperate issue of Soda Lime Times. All the rest are just my fun times at the torch. As you can tell, I LOVE LOVE LOVE playing with bright colors. They are my favorites. I love most all colors but the brights are my most favorites. :)
That's all for now. Thanks so much for coming by ! I hope you come back again very soon to see what's happenin'.