Friday, February 26, 2010

My First Attempts At Enameling



Here are two photos of what I made this morning. Not like Barbara's, but ok. I'll use them for myself, in any event. I hope to do more this weekend - between school delays today, sick kid and my own headache (I need to get the chiropractor) I haven't gotten much accomplished this week. I do have a few bead sets to list in the etsy shop - I'll let you know later when I do!

16 comments:

Laura said...

Well done you! Gorgeous colour.

stregata said...

Look pretty good to me. Are you having any problems with the enamel cracking off the beads?

SueBeads said...

Thanks Laura!
Not yet, Renate. I really did just finish them. The problem I had was some beads totally melted, and it's hard to get the enamel on the whole bead at one time. I did notice that when I took my time and thought about what I was doing, I did a better job. We'll see - I do love the look of these beads! PPP I guess! I would love to take the class, though, and see it done!

SharonP said...

They really look great,
love the color!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

The beads look wonderful for your first attempt! I really like the color your used.

Marie Cramp said...

It looks great!! I just need to find the time to do it. I have everything I need although only a minimum in enamel. Can't wait to see how mine turns out. BTW, love the new beads you listed yesterday :)

Gardanne said...

Sue I have found that with the lampworking torches it is too hot. So I have turned the flame down and worked out in the flame with the thin filigree beads. With a thicker piece of metal I'm sure you would have to adjust.

TesoriTrovati said...

I love learning something new. And you will get better at it the more you practice!
Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy the day, Sue!
Erin

Carol B said...

Very nice!

Cindy said...

HI Sue
Your new beads are really gorgeous...I bet Barbara would be proud! Have a nice weekend.
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

SueBeads said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the nice comments! Anne, thanks for the tip - now that you mentioned it, you are right!!! I will work further out! Thanks again!

mairedodd said...

these are great!! good job ~ i really like them!

pam ferrari said...

Look great to me and the color is fab.

Judy said...

They look great to me! Great job, Barbara will be pleased!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Very nice, love the rich variation in the color, they remind me of cinnamon heart candies for some reason!

Fundametals.net said...

I can't wait until my class with Barbara next Saturday!! I am so excited to learn how to torch enamel beads. These look great for being a first attempt.