Monday, August 08, 2011


I have a single bead press that I almost never use.
It's a 'Kalera Long & Lean" from Zoozi's. A souvenir from last summer's "Gathering."

It's a sad sort of tool, hanging out on the table next to my work area, never getting any hot glass action.

I have started experimenting with it - and came up with this design.
After pressing the bead I spot heated the edges and ruffled them with my tweezers.

There it is, on the left, collecting dust. I imagine that every time I reach for some frit it's little heart skips a beat. Then realizes I am not coming for it, sigh. Sad little press maybe your day has finally come.

Maybe I should get a "Spree" shaped press to keep it company?

1 comment:

Wilma said...

Love the bead! It looks very much like the larval stage of some alien insect or a strange sea creature.