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More lampwork beads...as usual.

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Howdy Everyone,

I've been busy at the torch, as usual. It seems that I must live at the torch, I kinda do. Well it's been that way for the past couple of weeks. I picked up Laura McCabe's new beading book...I'm in the process of gathering up seed beads for a project. I'm a bit low on 3 cuts and true cuts. Oh well...maybe after I get my Etsy store looking fuller. It seems just as I get it full, a couple jewelry designers go shopping. :-) I can't wait to see some of the jewelry pieces.

The above is a possible new focal series. I haven't decided but it's looking like the series has potiential but isn't holding my attention.
The above is earring pairs, I keep on getting hints from designers that earrings are going to be big and they need more pairs. The below is a matching bracelet strand...actually there's enough beads to do two bracelets with some silver.
The below is a kewl set...the base is a new Vetrofond odd lot called Apricote Jam. It's one of the new streaky glasses but under the right conditions, it's mostly a solid color with a bit of sparkle. As soon as I got this set done, I ordered a couple more pounds of it. It's one of the smoothest glasses I've worked with. Too bad it's not one that will be around for long. That's what happens with the odd lots...they dissappear quickly and what ya got in inventory, is what ya got. No more is coming down the pipe line.
The below is lots of pairs and uniques...great for lots of earrings and a bracelet strand. There's enough beads to even do accents in a necklace. The turquroise hue will match most green turquroise. I've got two rods of the hue left. That's it...it was a odd lot and I can't get any more.

Well, that's it for me. It's a long torch day...I've been playing with silvered glass. It's just so hard for me to keep away from it. I see the jewelry design potential with every set I make from these glasses. I'll have more pics soon. The only issue is that even when I'm on the top of my game when it comes to the photography...I just can't get a really good pic. There are subtle color changes and a metallic sheen that I can't get the camera lens to pick up.
I've got lots and lots of new bead strands that will be going up on Etsy in the next couple of days. Take a peek...if you don't see much, hit the sold area. I know, I know...it's kinda rude but I've been working hard at the torch and wanna show off. :-)
Have a happy, creative day!
~Moon
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