Yesterday, after I made my bead orders, I played a little bit! That's always fun, I'm looking to expand my horizons as far as bead making goes, so hopefully I'll be doing that!
One thing I did was use that piece of brass wire I had sitting down there. I wanted to see how a headpin would look with it after it anneals in the kiln. Didn't change the color at all, which is great! This is too thick of a gauge, I think, so I'll be trying 22 instead of 20. What do you think - is 20 too thick for a headpin?
I made a big hole heart bead - this was tough. It took a long time, kept cracking, and it's really rough. But I think it's a cool idea, probably for a toggle. It would need to the the focal, though, because it's large!
I did some cabs too. One broke - wah! But I love this one. I made more today. Cabs are fun, because you can play after you shape the cab. This one will be making it into the store later, with the other ones I made today!