Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to the Torch

New focal bead - based on a pattern I saw by Dawn on LE.  This is a large focal bead and I'm not sure how I managed it in the flame for nearly two hours but did....and on a short mandrel.  Next time I use one of the long ones.  The ochre color doesn't play well with everything so I added turquoise dots and then encased the entire bead in clear so whatever I added to the top wouldn't bleed into it.  Look at how the ochre dots on the red made little halo images.  Interesting.  Glass chemistry is so much fun.


Alice said...

Beautiful!! And I love the little spacer beads too!!!

Lela said...

That blows my mind! So gorgeous!!!