One part science (have to use the correct glass type or the beads will fall apart. It is NOT the type I usually use. )
One part math (some problem solving had to happen).
One part freaking out (Bead Fest is in a MONTH!!! Why am I experimenting when I have a table to fill?!?!)
Want to see what I've been working on? Warning...all photos have been quick iPhone pics...which vary in quality and clarity. All beads are still attached to the mandrels in the photos, which are not the most flattering.
This is the very first bead I tried. I liked the idea, but I'm not real fond of this bead.
Here is an "in progress" photo using the same technique that I shared on my Glass Addictions Facebook page
In this group shot, the one I show above that looks kind of orange-y is actually the green one in the center:
Again, here is an "in progress" shot that I take while sitting at the torch before putting it in the kiln. Front side:
Here I am goofing around trying to take a self portrait while I work in the official Glass Addictions science lab. Yes, I always look grumpy when I torch even though I love what I do...
What do you think of my experiments? I would love some feedback!