Monday, July 20, 2009

Bees & Beads

A big old bee in the milkweed.

A heart focal bead made with a center of transparent topaz wrapped in silver foil and dotted with more topaz and an iridescent silver laden glass called Aurae.

The shape is a little wonky. I could have corrected it but sometimes I like to let them be soulfully imperfect - almost painterly. This certainly is not the way of most glass bead makers. There are a lot of perfectionists out there in the flame world. I jump the fence every once in a while and let my beads be a bit wild at heart.

It's too bad they sting, I would love to hold one and see if that yellow fuzz is soft or bristly.


rosebud101 said...

I have been stung many times. It's soft!

belvedere beads said...

Thank you rosebud for the 'painful' information. ouch! It does look really soft and fluffy.

one-eared pig said...

Gorgeous nead!