Tuesday, January 17, 2006

rosehip beads

last fall at a household sale i knicked a branchlet of rosehips from a bush.

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i carried the fruit to "More Fire" and worked at flameworking a rose hip.
this first attempt was not at all successful - they looked like wonky cherry tomatoes.

so, i scanned the hips into the computer and thought about forming techniques for a week or two as the hips schriveled up on my desktop. eventually i pasted the printouts into a sketchbook - the first pages of the everfattening bead book.

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the second attempt yeilded the beads that were made into this bracelet.

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my first piece of jewelery made with my own beads.

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