No new beads will be posted on ebay tonight, because I'm going to Hilton Head for Spring Break! For part of it, anyways. My daughter has to do her service volunteering for the next two days at the Food Bank, so we have to wait a little bit longer! I did list some new things in the etsy store, and am trying to figure out if I want to take them all with me or just close the shop. I think I'll probably take them with me, so you can still get your beadies! This baby will be listed shortly - I love it! It's the Copper Wave style, and BIG! It measures 31mm and was made on a 3/32" mandrel. Great for a pendant! There's a nice set of beads, Berry Basket, on ebay and the auction ends in about 3 hours. With no bids, they are a bargain!
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!