Another bunch of custom orders: requests were for oranges, reds, browns, golds… plus your first glimpse of anything “floral” from me. They’re all around 2inches long or so.
From left to right:
oval floral: (sold) this bead is my fave, I’ll have a hard time letting it go. made with my new crunch bead press received for my b-day. I’m realizing more and more I’m not really a “press” person – i find i only use them to start the bead and then refine the shape to suit my own tastes. wish I’d realized that BEFORE i bought a pile of them…
rectangular tree: this bead was a total surprise – i layered the gold from the oval to the left over the orange from the teardrop to the right expecting a more muted orange but got this earthy brownish gold instead. pretty cool… It has a bit of sparkle from the silver and gold leaf plus a bit of reduction around the bottom. i left the frit partially raised so it feels great: all nice and nubbly
floral teardrop (sold): I like the shape and pattern on this one so much i think I’ll try it again with different colours. Most noticeable here is how much my stringer (spaghetti sized threads of glass) control has improved – I can actually draw stems and leaves now!
flattened teardrop: this bead is a completely different and slightly retro direction. love it but the bottom half broke coming off the mandrel. I’m thinking it’s either incompatibility between the glasses or else i didn’t keep it warm enough while making it. I’m going to remake it to see which…