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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bead Love

I've just had a wonderful afternoon in the studio, making lovely large pendant beads.

I've been very involved in a few larger projects lately (more on this later), and I'm really enjoying making larger detailed beads again.

I've made a couple of "Flow" beads and a couple of "Riverstones" beads and a
Couple of red Raku Inclusion Hearts... I'm really quite excited to see what
comes out of the kiln tomorrow morning - I have made a green flow heart which I am really quite excited about, and the Riverstones beads are in Ink Blue which I haven't done before. One has a core of Periwinkle Blue which should be interesting. I'm fascinated to see what difference this makes to the Ink Blue colour...



Here is a round "Flow" bead and "Riverstones" bead which I prepared earlier :). They're on the website...







I will try to remember to take photos of the new beads for you when they come out.

It's experimenting like this that leads me to make discoveries which totally enthrall me!

Give me a few days and I will be ready to make sets of smaller beads again, but for now I'm as happy as a sandboy!

Now, I'm off to the kitchen to cook some gurnard (fish) for dinner - still cooking, just at a rather lower temperature and with different ingredients!

2 comments:

Kim said...

Ohh, Lesley! You are full of teasers today! I think we are alike in how we love to experiment and play with materials to see how far we can push them. You have me crazy now to see these ink blue beads and this NEW larger project you are working on...what is that all about?

I really love these beads. The little bubbles along the edge of "Flow" are fabulous. I love how those just compliment the gradation of color. The "Riverstones" is really detailed, yet so simple. It is a challenge to explain how this happens with this design. I think it is the attention to the detail which comes across and the resistance, on your part, to take it too far which is so appealing. Does that make sense to you?

Oh, I can't wait to see what you are up to and what comes out of the kiln today!

Thanks, Dear Lesley!

glitz said...

Hahaha! Yes - there are so many similarities between what we do - yet look at the different materials we play with.
I have occasionally taken a Riverstones bead further and added more layers of glass, but the way that moves the "stones" around drives me crazy sometimes...crazy huh? I need to plan carefully right from the time I begin to lay down the first glass, and yesterday I was in a more "organic" mood!