Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pandora

Let's see...I was a metalsmith long before I was a bead maker so I ought to be able to line those beads without the aid of an arbor press or wrist twist so I thought, What the heck, let's do it. Not that I don't want one of those tools. What tool freak wouldn't but it will have to wait. "Swirl Girl" is already past her spending limit so it's dapping tool time. This one was done on an 3/16" mandrel and lined with 7/32" silver tubing (I'm thinking)and the result is a 5mm hole in the bead.

Maybe what I need is a Pandora bracelet here and I'll know for sure. Ah, do I need the swirl girl to go shopping again??? I need some personal restraint here! Thank heavens sometimes that I don't live near anything but a Walmart.

4 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

I'm envious of your array of talents and how you can use them whenever the need arises. Pretty cool Pandora bead! I am another one of those who is sometimes grudgingly grateful that I live at least an hour away from any craft/art stores, LOL. A five dollar goodie of some sort at Wally-world is sometimes a good thing-- get my fix and don't wander a whole huge store adding more and more things to the basket :)

rosebud101 said...

Love the bead, Sharon. Let Swirly Girl go! Sometimes you need to let go and let Swirly reign!

Sharon Driscoll said...

It's a definitite that if I were near a city I would be like a pig on a truffle if I needed a piece for something I was working on. Wally World and sheer distance has keep me monetarily safe but often frustrated. Angelina I love your pieces. They are awesome like statues but not as stoic or lifeless. Nice to talk to you!

I think Swirl Girl's going to have to be out and about for awhuile or I won't get myself geared up for the big return to work.

I wish I had a pandora so I could check the size but from what I could find, this sounded like it will work......

susanlambert said...

ummmmm well....
they have pandora's at Gold Rush.

Evil laugh and running for cover! heh heh

xxoo