So the last post I showed all those leaves I made. I made more after that too. Finally figured out what colors I wanted to use for that special project. Had to order more glass. Sigh. That's usually the way it goes. I really didn't want to but needed 2 more colors I didn't have. Problem with needing only 2 more colors, when we, meaning glass melters, beadmakers, lampworkers only NEED 2 colors, it doesn't stop at just the 2 colors when we order. Oh no. We find "excuses" to "need" this other color or that other color. lol ! And ooooohhhhhh I've never seen that color before ! lol ! Never fails. Plus, if you're gonna order glass anyway, might as well make it worth the cost of shipping. Oh wait, this place offers FREE shipping ! lol ! Can't use that excuse for ordering more glass. It's a matter of justification in the end. Sometimes it can be - sometimes not so much. lol ! Justified that is. Still, in the end, if you do need that certain color for a certain project, it's a must have so gotta do it sort of thing. The only other thing I can think of is if you live near a glass distributor or dealer. Then MAYBE you can go in and get just what you need. That said, I live no where near one of those places so I can't know what I would do. lol ! I do admit though that getting those boxes with all that glass in it ! It's like a kid at Christmas at my house. lol ! For me anyway. It's always fun getting those boxes. :)
I was able to torch just a bit the last couple of weeks. We had a cold spell there for a while. But it's been warming up this past week. Spring is just around the corner which means POLLEN and NO torching at all. sigh. At least not until the nasty yellow stuff disappears. So I have made a few things here and there however some of it was just experimenting. As I mentioned, more leaves but did get a couple others things done. I'm making at least one bead per session for BOC again. Need to keep this up as they are in need of beads. If every beadmaker would make just one bead for BOC every torch session it sure would help. Anyway, I've added a few photo's below of a few things that I made so enjoy the eye candy. :)
This first photo is another in the line I call Ancient Artifacts I LOVE playing with. Want to add more beads to this set.
This little dollie bead set will go to BOC. I haven't made a doll bead in ages. Can you tell ? lol ! I think some little girl might like her though.
Of course more bell flowers. The difference here - they are made on .999 fine silver wire ! Yep. Those are really shiny wires too ! :) All of the others were made on German silver wire which is NOT pure silver. These wires are .999 pure silver.
That's all for now friends. Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you come back again soon.
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