This past week it's been all about revisiting sculpting and of course more beads for the Beads of Courage kids. I didn't get as many of those done as I would of liked at each torch session so I made up for that a bit yesterday at the torch. That said, I didn't torch as much as I would of liked either. Only 3 mornings for a couple hours. Busy week. Anyway, the BOC beads are waiting to be cleaned so no photo yet.
The revisiting part - Sculpted flowers. I am working on a project for myself again. This time for our newly remodeled half bath. Finding colors to coordinate has been a challenge but finally getting resolved. Some of that glass won't arrive until next week. In the meantime I've been getting my hands warm again by practicing sculpting roses and other sorts of flowers. I've revisited the basic rose I was doing before but adding new "twists" literally - to some. lol ! See photo below. I actually really like that twist/crimps but it's not exactly what I was trying to accomplish so will keep working on that and reveal that in another post. Maybe this isn't even a rose type flower with the twisted/crimped petals ! lol ! Whatever it is, they are kinda pretty I think. Those orange flowers - are suppose to be dark yellow. sigh. Anyway the rose in the middle and the flower with transparent petals are close to the colors I need. In the meantime, I'll keep playing. :))
The bottom picture is of a set of beads I might still add to yet. It takes a couple of torch sessions to get all the beads in the photo. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out ! The color combinations of the base color and the frit are really wonderful ! It's so hard to tell in a photo. Be sure to click on the pic to see the close up.
I'm going to start something new here on my blog. Every post I'm going to ask a single question about something in the post. If you can answer correctly in the comments section below, I'll send you a little surprise gift ! It might be something about a technique I use, a tool I use, a color, etc. All in fun ! The first person to respond and answer correctly gets the gift. Easy peasy ! :) The question will always be posted down here at the bottom. This weeks question is:
What tool did I use to twist/crimp the petals in the flowers ?
HINT - Everyone has one in their home/toolbox.
Winner is Therese of Therese's Treasures Blog. Thanks for playing along ! :)
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