Saturday, April 28, 2012
But a lot of nice beads have been made in the last six months and I want to showcase a series from late winter that especially pleases me. After many false starts on these techniques I finally created some beads worth noting!
I have to give copious credit to many glass artists who share their secrets in on-line tutorials. The challenge is not so much to learn the "tricks" as to take what we learn to new and personal levels, and that can take some time. In glass it seems there are always a few glitches, never the same ones, but finally a bead will come out glorious, no chill marks, no uneven surfaces, no smeared flower petals, or discoloration from the silver-laden glass included in the design...and best of all, the colors going into the kiln come back out again just as vibrant, or at least transformed to another acceptable or exciting range of colors.