I have had a very productive weekend on the bead front. It has been a few weeks since I was able to get back to the torch so it was nice to spend a bit of time having a go!! I really feel that I have started to make progress, I have a large lentil press and all of a sudden I am able to make lentil shaped beads on a regular basis, which is such a relief!!
I am even happier with these, I have not been able to master the hearts and yesterday it suddenly fell into place, the right amount of glass in the right place and I managed to produce hearts Whoopee!!!
These two gave me a chance to experiment with different glasses. The one on the left has a black line through the middle, but its purely a reaction between the two glasses!
I can't make up my mind about what colour combos I like best. The pastel colours are nice and the bead reminds me of a spring day, green grass, blue sky with clouds and on the middle blossom trees with falling blossom. On the other hand it might just be a a pastel coloured bead!!!
The one on the left is an experiment with some reactive glass covered by clear glass I don't think I heated it long enough as parts of it look murky, but its an interesting outcome. The one on the right is a fairly plain bead with a splodge of the reactive glass from the first one.
Today Beth and I went to Stevenage and did a bit of shopping, I cleared out the car as it was packed with assorted junk and was long over due on the sorting front!! Mum and Dad have had a new bathroom fitted, so we bought a few bits for them from town. It looks very nice. The plumber, Alan did our bathroom and he is such a craftsman!! It will be nice for them to finally be able to actually use the bathroom again after months and months of a leaking bath.
So back to work for what no doubt will be another busy week. Have fun!!