For anyone just joining me as I wander across a field of glass, I've been honored by having some of my work mentioned on the Creation is Messy website. I've also been trying out new techniques while I work out colors. This is such a bead. October is breast cancer awareness month in the US, but women are diagnosed every day and a friend has asked me to make some pink high heeled shoe earrings to help spread awareness. Creation is Messy has pictured my bead on their page for Gelly's sty, which I think is the absolute best glass to use for this purpose. It is nice and stiff and screamingly pink.
I am frequently frustrated by my inability to get the beads I see in my mind's eye to come out on the mandrel. This set was one of my rare successes. It took quite a few tries to get it just right, but I am very happy with how they turned out. They are mentioned on the Lapis page.
This is the original by Vincent Van Gogh. I think the mood came out pretty well.
This set reminded me of a seaside landscape and the blog post it appeared in is linked to CiM olive.
Hopefully this has been an enjoyable excursion to Creation is Messy.