Sunday, 7 October 2007

New Shapes

Well, my new presses arrived and I'm very happy with them! I spent yesterday making fabulous drop focals. They are a lovely shape to wear as they lie really flat. There's an even slimmer shape that I've yet to try, so check back and see how that goes. I've also been playing with a gorgous new Double Helix glass called Psyche. When it's worked in the flame it produces the most amazing array of colours, from blue to purple to green, and all accented with a stunning metallic sheen. The bead below is the result of combining my new press with my new glass!

I also took delivery of a brilliant heart-shaped press, and the results of my play with this are below;

I shall be making some hearts for the Beads of Courage  Charity, which gives beads to children suffering from serious illnesses. Each bead represents a different treatment milestone. If you would like to make and donate beads too, drop me a line and I will let you know how you can help.


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