These are so much fun to make! I’m still refining and experimenting with the shapes and colours (from left to right): All are 1.75″-2.5″
Metallic Moss:This goddess was supposed to be a deep blue colour but i somehow managed to reduce this furnace glass to a weird (but way cool!) metallic green colour. i absolutely did not expect this and hope i can recreate this technique, it’s fantastic!
Purple Rose: I love this furnace glass – it gives a great mottled purple ranging from very light to deep with minimal effort. I even reduced her a bit for some dark interest.
Sandy Gold: I love, love the depth of colour in this one and the odd little streak that developed across her belly – makes her look like she’s been carved from stone. I ran out fuel making her, so popped her in the kiln to keep warm and swapped tanks. But then when i took her out to finish the sculpting i decided i liked her very raw, slightly unformed finish and left her just as she was…
More Grey Goddesses:
i made the one on the left in May (or was it June?) and then tried to replicate the effect using the same glass.
This is a white furnace glass that when reduced develops this awesome streaky grey finish that is also slightly irridescent. I still haven’t figured out how i created the metallic effect on the first one but i did manage to get two other cool looks.
Hard to beleive these are all made pretty much the same way from the exact same glass!
Question i’ve been recently asked: So what does one do with these goddesses?
Well…they can be framed (i think they’d look lovely in a trio of shadow box frames) or for a more personal connection they can be worn as a pendant. Here’s an example:
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Your goddesses are soooooo beautiful. How would like to buy one or two (as a pendant)… But I would like to know the measurements… Do you have some available in black or white.
thank you! My goddess beads generally range in size from one to three inches – as each is one of kind, the sizes will vary. To see my latest beads for sale and their sizes, check my Etsy store: http://ShebaMakeda.etsy.com/
If you’re looking for something specific, just contact me directly for a custom order – you can find details and the request form at the bottom of this page: http://shebamakeda.com/my-glass-beads/custom-orders/
Love your Goddess beads! Great blog!
Thanks Sheila! btw, i loved your Mother Nature submission on the ISGB site…
wow these are just amazing! beautiful work!
wow geodesia… i’m terribly flattered. thank you!
I just love these…you are such an inspiration to me to keep at my torch even though it’s already about 150 degrees outside on my torching patio before I even start…
look really good.
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I came across this blog the other day and you got some great info here – thanks.
These are wonderful!!!!
I am planning a fundraiser around Labor Day to support our legislative push to legalize home birth with Certified Professional Midwives in Alabama. (Yes it is still illegal here) I have been looking for fertility goddess pendants to sell. We expect a pile of birth advocates to come to the event and I know they would LOVE these pendants.
Thanks so much
I love where you are going with your goddess’ the top three almost look like they are dancing with joy :o)