Thanks to a person who ordered $8 worth of "custom" beads (that's TWO beads, ladies, and I even sent her FOUR) I will no longer be taking custom orders for any beads. Beads can be requested, I will make them and put them in my etsy shop, but they will be WYSIWYG. It is so not worth it to receive a very nasty email early in the morning from someone like this. I have excellent feedback on both ebay and etsy, but I really don't need this. Thanks for understanding.
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!