After the excitement of the Royal Wedding I went into the shed , I finished off another pendant for the 93 yr old lady to go with the other necklace .
I then found myself making these type of beads below. The ones with the organic middle of silver and ivory stringer melted into the middle. I do not make these as I know alot of other lampworkers do , but I must admit I enjoyed every minute of making these and I liked what came out of the kiln the next morning . I used Lauscha Glass , Violet , A blue one & Cocco coloured. I found it a bit shocky and it is expensive glass but the results just show the next day that it is all worth it.
I then continued to practise with Double Helix and encasing . Mixed results I feel as I have to get used to using a BIG GIRLS TORCH so have to get the setting just right so that I can get the best out of DH Glass . But I will just have to keep going back to it. Encasing I love doing it I really do.
Now the best one of the night and this was the last bead I made was the encased purple polka on the right. If the clear encasing would have gone over the blue just that little bit more it would have been 99% perfect . I am so proud of this bead anyway.
Look at my attempt 12months ago on the left , the yellow one in the middle. It was heated too much , I used too much yellow in the middle , my spots were wrong . Not good at all but yesterday I tried again and got that out of the kiln this morning ................. A Big Smile on my face all day as well because of that little bead..... It is now going up in my pink shed..