I just wanted to take a minute to post about Lauscha transparent red - my new favorite color! It is so pretty, but is also so easy to strike! The vetrofond striking red I have is not very nice, and moretti is even harder to strike than this red. Hopefully this weekend I'll have pics to show you of what I made with the red - pretty pretty! In the meantime, take my word for it, you'll love that Lauscha Red!
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!