Friday, September 3, 2010
New work on Etsy!
I have been on a shard blowing blitz the last week, and this is what I have come up with! For a few years I have been wanting to make these beads, but always got sidetracked with other stuff. I do not know if it because spring seem to be in the air here in Cape Town (albeit chilly and wet at times), but I suddenly have an urge to really go bright!
I think that these 2 sets will really look lovely made up in combination with some silver and other beads! The beads were all hand formed by me, using gravity as my main tool. The shards were placed on the base bead, and melted in. I allowed the stringer to stay slightly raised, and it gives a lovely tactile feel to the beads. On request I could try my best to make smaller ones, that would be a perfect ear ring size!
I have used ultra thin stringer to decorate the surface of the beads, and allowed it to be slightly irregular. It reminds me of kinder art.
And speaking of kinder, the two most beautiful and cool kids have visited me in the shop today! My sister and her family came to Cape Town for a long weekend, and I had the opportunity to reconnect with the girls. Initially shy, they immediately warmed up when I gave them some beads, lol.