Hi everyone - well, it's the weekend, and I for one am thankful that I don't have to get up at 6am tomorrow to get the kids ready for school. I get so tired this time of year, when I'm still going to bed late, but have to get up so early. It's supposed to be a beautiful almost-fall weekend here - lots of yard work to do! There are some new beads and purse charm/clip/pulls up in my etsy store right now - have a look!
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!