Well, any bead time I had tonight and tomorrow is going to be spent taking care of a baby squirrel that apparently got kicked out of it's nest! I have never even seen a baby squirrel! It's pretty weird, but we're trying to take care of it until we can get it to rescue tomorrow morning! I'll keep you informed, and hopefully before we take it, I'll get a photo - it's eyes are still closed, but it has hair and everything and really looks like a squirrel with puppy paws!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!