... surf's up - sea spray discs
... a little something for all tastes!
This week in the studio, I have continued my experiments with melting glass directly only sterling silver wire - and exploring possibilities with all thicknesses. The silver continues to tarnish as it soaks in the kiln while the beads are annealed.
This of course darkens the patina and makes the usually shiny silver lengths look dark and antiqued. It's not quite the "look" I was after! I know that my Bell flower earrings are made this way and so have survived this test, but I'm never 100% sure. Anyway, I am continuing my work on a new range of jewellery - which is still "work in progress" but will have pics to show you next time!
Last weekend's felting class at Mad Monnies was once again a lovely way to relax and spend the afternoon with my students. The focus was on adding new skills and techniques to our repertoire - making cords (dreadlocks) and using felting needles was on the list and ideas and inspiration came from Carol's book Hand Felted Beads and Jewelry.
Have a lovely week everyone - I'll be back in a few days: Liz x