Beads that didn’t make the front page
Some miscellaneous beads I made this weekend.
My friend is being challenged to make a frosted clear set of beads for a necklace and earrings. I thought I’d try to make a bead out of just clear glass as clear tends to scum and bubble. I thought the only way it would look like something other than a plain blank bead was to make it sculptural. I think adding some silver bead caps and coring it with silver tubing would make this plain bead look more finished.
I’m trying to clean up my torching table by using up all my glass rods shorts. I made some plain transparent beads. I suppose I could have put some decorations on them but I was thinking that a plain necklace or bracelet out of these would look good.
I bought a new water bottle in bright pink!! Of course I had to decorate it with a bead. The bead is made out of Double Helix Clio. I’m silver glass challenged so I’m happy if I get any color out of silver glass. The bead caps are copper washers that I distressed with a hammer.
This is my poor attempt with Double Helix Clio silver glass. The colors aren’t as vivid in person though I know they can be. I’ve seen other people’s beads in person and they are really bright fuschia.These are just Clio encased with Effetre clear.
Flower ring made one a Noodlesauras mandrel. They have them sized in ring sizes.