The July 2009 BeadStyle Magazine is out, and I'm in it! I did not get my copy yet, but my friend Lorelei did! She's in it too, along with some other great designers! If you want beads from the magazine feature, they aren't listed on my web site yet, but you can request them from me until I get them on there, by Thursday evening, I promise! Plus you can order the beads in different colors if you want!
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!