Saturday, October 30, 2010

Head(pins) Over Heels

Friday afternoon's torch session went awry and I ended only being able to make headpins - it's a long, uninteresting story. However, the big batch of headpins I made is anything but boring.

I had a laundry list of all the beads I was supposed to make, ho hum blah.
Instead I had to improvise - it was so great to have the time to experiment and goof around at the torch.

Yes, those are wee crows dangling off the ends of headpins.

These little birds are Effetre Black and Double Helix Psyche. Made on the ends of 20 gauge pieces of brass or blackened steel.

I wish you could see just how iridescent they are - some of them just glow violet blue.

There are also ripe berries,

dead leaves,

shiny peas

and a few other little bits of odd glass.

I think I need to fool around more often.


rosebud101 said...

You keep raising the bar! Amazing!

Beadbug said...

I love these.

Courtney said...

These are all GREAT!