I’ve made a bunch of beads lately. This set of 10 (11) were made for my dear friend, Heide, who wanted to make bracelets for her sister and mom. Heide grew up on a cranberry farm near Aberdeen, so when she saw the first bead I made, she said “CRANBERRIES!” and commissioned 10. I was happy to make them for her and threw in the 11th bead free! OK, technically it was the first bead, and it wasn’t the prettiest, but she loves them anyway.
Then I was messing around with different colors and techniques, tools, and trying out some stuff with clear glass. I don’t particularly care for working with the clear stuff–it seems to need a lot more heat and takes longer to melt, but it can create some really cool effects.
This one I call the Diversity Bead. 🙂
I love the chemical reaction I had with these two colors–I need to get more turquoise.
I finally got the weave done–it’s so lovely! I don’t know what I’m going to do with it…although I think it’ll end up on an apron dress.
Since the loom was now free…I warped up some yarn on the inkle loom to make the band for Frigga the Loom. I’m thinking I need to get it on the rail and start attempting to weave. I need to figure out where to set it up in the house–probably the front room, but I need to rearrange some furniture first.