Friday, June 19, 2009

BEADS!!!!



Last fall when we were here (in Kitsap County), my friend Tory offered to show me how to make Lamp-work beads. She learned a few years ago and she is an artist... her beads are so beautiful. I thought 'there is no way I can do that' but thought it would be fun to try. So when we returned for the summer, I got my chance. I will never be as good as she is, but it is very fun... alot like walking and chewing gum and rubbing your head and patting your stomach all at the same time with a 2500 degree flame involved! I managed to make a few beads under her tutelage, and I was suprised at how well they turned out. I'm hooked. I won't ever have my own set up, but am grateful to be able to use hers once in awhile.

4 comments:

Jane and John Weichert said...

Wow! I'm impressed.

Scott said...

Dave likes to play with fire - he might let you bring that gear in the motorhome.

Tory said...

Ah Ha, flattery will earn you more torch time!!!

L. tory

Karen Rathke said...

Very nice............................... I haven't worked on anything since we moved to Mesa.