Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Graduated beads


I started this set of graduated beads a couple of days ago and got them out of the kiln after annealing them this morning.  There are 38 of them in total and I am quite pleased except that, after I had begun them I realised I had picked a difficult colour to match or tone enamel with.  I had thought that I would make a piece in art clay silver, enamel it and then thread with the beads to make a big necklace...... maybe I will have to re-think that one.  I should have started with a set of beads in blue or turquoise as blue enamels always behave so well whereas this coral pinkish orangey colour will be very tricky.  Anyway, I will put them to one side for a while and think about it a bit more!  Meanwhile, I have had one of those odd paperwork kind of days, I don't know where it has gone and the sun is shining, brilliantly reflected off the snow and am I spending more time looking out of the window than I should.

4 comments:

Petra said...

Mmmmm... how about a nice bronze bead.... :-)

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

oooooooo - how patient are you :) They look great!! Emma xx

Joy Funnell said...

Oh great looking beads Lynne. Actually I always think coral colours go fab with turquoise so maybe you could make a great contrasting pendant to go with them.
Joyxx

Lynne Glazzard said...

thanks you are all so encouraging!