Friday, February 12, 2010

My Darling Clementine

It's my biggest hollow bead yet. It's almost 2 1/2" across.
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Made with transparent tangerine glass and a puffy mandrel.
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It's my first try with the puffy mandrel - a very neat tool. It's a hollow mandrel with one end open and one end closed, about 2" from the tip is a small hole like in a flute. You make the hollow bead straddling the hole and then gently puff to inflate your bead. Big fun.

Ooh my darlin' oh my darling what's her name...

3 comments:

Christine said...

WOW! I really love that bead. The color is just delicious and the size...WOW. I love it.

WondrousStrange said...

Gorgeous! Looks good enough to eat:)

Kerry said...

OH WOW!! That is HUGE!! You got gorgeous color form that rod. It looks so even and yummy. What will you do with it? Oh, and now you gotta try it on a big hole bead mandrel!!