Sunday, October 27, 2013

Royal Icing Cookies for Halloween

 New to the craft I think Halloween is a great holiday to practice. I over did the peppermint flavoring in the skull batch but I think your skulls should pack a punch.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm in love with this lampwork bead

I'm really in love with this bead. Its not really all that spectacular or technical but it speaks to me. My torch mate has a blue pottery vase that sits in between us on the table. I love its two-tone blue glaze and decided to make a bead using it as inspiration. Towards the end of the bead I decided it was too plain and added dots that I raked. It came out looking like a garden. I've made a thousand beads but never had a favorite. So I am proclaiming this as my very favorite.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Feeding my wire habit

So now I am focused on making beads for wire wrapping. I tried one with a lot of pattern, and its ok. I like the solid color best, because it lets the wire be the star. But I do like this one.