Wednesday Beads will be listed at 2pm eastern time.
Below are some examples of what will be heading to the bead shop tomorrow.
You will see some glass focals. I can't remember the last time I listed any of those, and they are still my favorite thing to make.
I really have to schedule regular glass time in between the metal and enamel work. I don't know about other lampworkers, but if I am away from glass too long my skill level suffers.
The only way to discover new techniques and styles with the glass is to practice, practice, practice.
I have a few glass heart focals in the shop.
Below is an example of something new I will be offering in the shop. As I have told you in the past applying enamel to different components is a process of trial and error. So I have acquired quite an inventory of stampings that don't work for enamel, and I have had to figure out what to do with them. Some I use in my mixed metal work, but I also have started playing with patina on some of the brass and copper stampings.
This is an example of patina that has been applied to a brass stamping, I then selectively remove the patina to reveal some of the details in the piece, and then the final step is applying 2-3 layers of clear sealer to preserve the patina.
I have some more components from my ARTifact Collection, thanks for the positive feedback on these components.
Here is another one that can be used as a bezel for resin or just leave it as is, a sweet little birds nest.
See you tomorrow, I'm off to bed.