Saturday, October 17, 2009

Skullishly Wonderful

How do you like this new skull style? This was created inside of a Geldard inspired window bead to show off my skullish talents. Only problem with this one is that I so overworked it that I lost track of keeping the entire bead warm and it developed a crack the day after it was taken out of the kiln. DRATS! The concept is solid and the bead is a great variation on skull work so I will do it over. Also, it was a great place to use a tip from Brad Pearson (he was a presenter at the Gathering). Brad recommended to anyone using black for detail work that they replace it with TAG Oxblood. It’s stiff and instead of reducing itself to purple when pulled into a stringer, or worse yet IMHO spreading like it was laid down on Ivory glass, it stays crisp. It may not be a deep blue black but it’s a definite improvement when you want to get a ridiculously small detail into something. Thanks Jennifer and Brad - - - and all of the other sharing and giving lampworkers for the continued practice of information sharing. You guys ROCK!

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

Sharon, that is a great bead! I really like what you've done with the window! Great! And thanks for the tip!