Monday, November 9, 2009

Lampworked Beads

My ol' artist pal Mickey T came down for the weekend and I surprised her with a little beadmaking workshop.  We had a good time and plan to do it again!  After Mickey cleaned my kitchen counters (sorry mickey) we got down to the basics of simple beadmaking.

Mickey took right to it, making a bead with a spiral texture pattern, pulling stringer and making a bead with dots.  Then we got some fresh air by going for a drive and enjoying the crisp fall weather.  Found a great abandoned building that had been owned by a crazed rock hound guy in Bliss... mickey fell in love with the building..... I can see a painting job in my future!!

The picture above  shows my signature dichroic "batik" beads.  I was lucky enough to have 8 projects featured in Lark Books "Making Bead and Wire Jewelry in 2000.  This book is still available at Amazon and many craft supply sites.

1 comment:

libbylou said...

Mickey is lucky. I never get to make jewelry stuff.