Focus on life.. Texture
Finally a prompt I like! I got all gung ho and photographed all sorts of neat bead tools... this is the only picture I took that was in focus
I thought the texture on the dirty rug (bead shop doorway) was kind of interesting... This is actually a relatively new tool....
I used to do a lot of leaded glass panels.... mainly textured clear with a little bit of colour....
This was the prototype for a much larger commissioned window. I made the roundels on the torch. The commissioned window is here . The scarf in the same blog was never finished it was ripped apart and turned back into balls!
Beads made with one of my favorite bead rollers
These were made using the BR-5301 RIBBED SMALL ROUND SPACERS graphite mold. I also have BR-5101 the
RIBBED SMALL STUBBY BICONE SPACERS... I find the bicones to be much harder to make!
The beads in between my etched glass beads are carved Quahog shells made by Marcia Poirier... she makes gorgeous pendants and earrings from Quahog shells under the name Wildabout Wampumhttp://www.wildaboutwampum.com/index.html
To see how other people interpreted texture & to see where the 'garbage/treasures' in lasts weeks ? post came from?