More Beads

Still trying to put in some practice on the disc beads which I’m still not able to make a symmetrical disc. Here are my last attempts:

I’m getting a little discouraged as these take so much time to make and my results aren’t what I want. The only way I’m going to get better is to practice but do I have time to practice right now? Or should I be in production mode trying to get things done for the next craft show?

These are made out of borosilicate glass. It’s the same glass as Pyrex except colored. It is totally different than the glass I usually work with. It’s takes more heat to melt and it’s really stiff. I probably won’t be using this glass on a regular basis. Not unless I get a more powerful torch.

In my attempt to get something accomplished that I could use, I made these for a key chain. I’ll be making more of these.

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Published in: on May 20, 2012 at 9:18 am  Comments Off on More Beads  
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