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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday & Bead Table Wednesday (BTW)

I noticed a bunch of enameled beads during the Bead Soup Blog hop... and decided I needed some... Originally I was going to buy a bunch of finished beads... but then I thought... I have a torch I even have some enamels... & I've enameled before...I ordered a bunch of things from Barbara Lewis at Painting with Fire....  Mainly beads and super skinny mandrels... In the first order the mandrels were missed so I spent about half an hour a couple of weeks ago belt sanding a 2mm mandrel down to a 1 mm mandrel... so that I could play!  You're not seeing the 4 beads I made with that mandrel befor I burnt it... What you are seeing is what I made today with the mandrels that Barbara sent me and the free  enamels she sent ... isn't that green transparent enamel a gorgeous colour!  And .....The beads are so light...

5 comments:

Pricilla said...

They are gorgeous.

mrs beadsley said...

LOVE how they came out - the colors are wonderful!

Maggie said...

Beautiful! I'm very impressed how you decided you wanted some and went for it!

kath001 said...

Beautiful work!

Karen Williams said...

I'm a month late, but I love the sense of age the enamel's patina gives these beads. Beautiful!