Now, that's funny - that is one of the front page features in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - since it's so cold here - I think it's 10 right now. Tomorrow morning it's going to be -2. Needless to say, I can't make beads in my basement when it's that cold - I'll have to find something else to do today! Here's a photo of one of my hand-made icicles - we have lots of the real ones outside! Have a great day!
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!