Sunday, March 07, 2010

Fancier Ferns

New fern lentils for earrings.
Raked bands of Double Helix Gaia over a core of white.

Instructions for making these drawn out in my sketchbook.
I often work out an idea on paper before actually trying to make the bead - it helps me to lay out the steps it's going to take to torch a new design.

It didn't work out exactly as I had planned, but very close.

I need to keep everything very precise and round because every little bit that's off is exaggerated at the end when you press the lentil. The raking needs to be exactly spaced and the 'wings' that mask off the sides need to be perfectly placed and everything slowly melted into place.

Ooh PMC, I took an introductory course yesterday at a local bead shop. No one told me it was silver playdoh. This could be the next rabbit hole I fall down.

1 comment:

Nancy Topolski delicately perched said...

I am so thrilled you took the class in PMC - have fun!
I can only imagine the beautiful objects you will create.