Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last night was a great bead making night.  I made the bead above and trapped a bit of summer air inside forever.  When the bead is molten, I make a quick poke into the bead body with a tool and then top it with a transparent glass.  A tiny bit of air is trapped in there and creates a bubble. This technique can is often used to make the center of flowers or add some quick dimension to a bead. I think this one looks like a big eye checking you out:) 

1 comment:

  1. Ol' Blue Eye, huh. Interesting technique! I'm not a glass worker, but I'm very interested in beads. Keep up the good work!