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NLC
12-19-2003, 02:00 AM
Sooooo... In case I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm still learning this camera... BUT since I know I haven't mentioned it yet today - I think I love Mr. Booger for showing me how to keep making things better and better. (Shhhh... don't tell the Ms.!!)
So here's what I've got...
My very very best hollow ever with matching spacers...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/27058-blhollow.JPG
And one that I keep thinking "SPUTNIK!" when I see it. I used some leftover stringer bits to make it and wow - turned out pretty interesting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/27058-sputnik.JPG
Ok, if you're reading this... TAG! Whatcha got to show? (Psssst - Jim - I wanna see how that one turned out - ya know that one from last night?)
Cheers!
Nikki

rebeccacharles
12-19-2003, 02:10 AM
OOOhhh...i got in early...don't you just love when hollows come out good, i can never seem to do that, mine always end up monsterously large and the only good one i have had lately is 2" in diameter and so big I have no clue what to do with it?
anyway, first we have some awesome amber purples
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/11383-12-03-0620-1.jpg
second, some neat metallics - just the boro no fancy smancy reduction frits (yet)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/11383-12-03-0618-1.jpg
and finally, some sparkley, milky greens with hazy purplely blue highlights that you unfortunately can't see in the pic...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/11383-12-03-0619-1.jpg

Lori Peterson
12-19-2003, 02:54 AM
Yummy hollow & super sputnik, Nikki!!! I realllllly like the hollow.

Rebecca - scrumptious beads, all of them!

I sold my first Kidlet on ebay yesterday!!!!!! I was so excited so I put another one up tonight and will put up one more tomorrow. Wish me luck!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/12192-121803kidlet1a.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/12192-121803kidlet3a.jpg

koregon
12-19-2003, 03:23 AM
Nikki~ great stringer control!
Rebecca...awesome beads, your amber purples are yum yum

Lori! your Kidlets are so so adorable...do you send adoption papers with them??? they are so cute...

here are a couple I made the other day....my mind is having a hard time with sets with all the preperations for the holidays..so I a seem to be making focals more.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/11272-WC3.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/11272-WC2.JPG

Jennifer Geldard
12-19-2003, 07:57 AM
Nice work everyone!
Rebecca, those metallic ones are just gorgeous!!

This bead was a hollow gone wrong, so I squared it a bit and added the loops for dangles, and now I just love it. It's going into a necklace for my sister for christmas.

diva
12-19-2003, 08:54 AM
Nikki - nice hollow!
Rebecca - amber purple's my favorite color :)
Lori - congrats! those kidlets are the cutest things ever! :)
Kaye - I like the rainbow swirls in the second one!
Jennifer - good save! :)

These guys are way more metallic-looking in person, really. Iris gold frit over various bases; my favorites are the opalinos.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/32460-DSCN3060.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/32460-DSCN3066.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/32460-DSCN3068.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/32460-DSCN3106.jpg

Trey Cornette
12-19-2003, 09:08 AM
Nice work everyone!
I have been exploring the rubino silver effect.
I not getting as much of the green flashing as I want but its getting there.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29018-o1.jpg

Have a great day everyone!
Flame on!
TC

saucy
12-19-2003, 10:27 AM
Good morning everyone. I sure miss posting in the show and tell.

Nikki - Love the hollow. It came out very nice.
Rebecca - Those are to die for. I love the metallic ones!
Lori - Those kids are so cute. I love the dimples.
Kaye - Those are gorgeous!
Jennifer - I always look forward to seeing your work.
Diva - Those look great. I love iris gold frit myself.
Trey - Very nice rubino. I can't get mine to look like that yet.

Well I'm sure you'll recognize these little guys from AMRGlassworks. She gave me a lesson one day on how to make them and these are my first attempts. I'm making a couple of black little girls for my best friends girls (my nieces). I wish I could find a lighter shade of brown, but this will do for now.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/26398-109-0913_IMG.JPG

dread
12-19-2003, 10:51 AM
Well I guess if I cant bead (no time) I can at least comment on all the lovelies that are coming out of the kilns

Nikki - Being Hollow challenged I can feel how happy you are !
Rebecca - Boro, O how I want to make those - they are simply lovely. I love those colors - love that metallic blue set
Lori - Every time I see those characters I remember the game Lemmings

koregon- o wow they are really nice
Jennifer - Very interesting - I like different
Diva - Love the effects
Trey - I did the tutorial and it was a lot of fun - yours are gorgeous
Saucy- very cute little characters

AlexM
12-19-2003, 10:53 AM
OMG! What great beads today!

Nikki, great holllow and cone bead, I agree with Kaye, great stringer control!

Rebecca, your boro is always so beautiful!

Lori! Those kidlets are adorable!

Kaye, I am entranced by the second bicone, I just love the way you put the blue, green and brown together!

Diva, great job with the frit, LOVE the second to the last one.

Trey, looking good with the Rubino, to get the greenish highlights, put the rubino on thinly, don't use big globs of it.

Saucy, those are awesome for your first attempts. Try the light brown, if you have it, it's way lighter.

Here's some boro:

Garnets and Gold
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/15342-Garnets_and_Gold_2.JPG

Mossy
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/15342-Mossy_2.JPG

bluelizzy
12-19-2003, 11:53 AM
Wow, great beads today.

Beautiful boro's, oh so cute Kidlets, love the hollows, nice effects with the rubino and silver, all wonderful.

Today, birds of different feathers.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/15096-chicken_and_eggs_2.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/15096-White_owl_1.JPG

AlexM
12-19-2003, 12:12 PM
Ack!

Jennifer, how could I miss you? Must have been the lack of caffeine before my morning coffee! Great bead! I love the little handles that you're putting on your beads lately.

Tracey, love the little birds, especially the black and white one!

redsidedesigns
12-19-2003, 12:33 PM
Nicki..Very nice!!!
Rebecca...Dam! girl, just beautiful!!
Lori.....your kidlets are just the cutiest..they so look like Cabbage Patch kids, I just saw some at Toys R Us yesterday and boy did that make childhood come flooding back.:eek: You should add a little baby powder to them so they have the baby smell.
Kaye...beautiful, they bring some color do this grey time of year here in good ol' Oregon.
Jennifer...very nice come back!
Diva...Beautiful!!!
Trey....I am loving your beads more and more, just wonderful!
saucy ....oh my goodness, very well done for you first try:clap: :clap:
Alex....you have only been working boro a few weeks and you have it down better than I do :mad: :D
bluelizzy ....I love the Owl

A prince charming that is cuter as a frog:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/13799-amx4.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/13799-amx6.jpg

He is boro.

Kristan

AlexM
12-19-2003, 12:45 PM
Kristan, don't fib, your nose is going to grow!

I think your boro is gorgeous, and it serves as inspiration for me all the time. If only I could do it as well as you do!;)

Crazy Woman
12-19-2003, 12:59 PM
Beautiful work everyone! Makes me want to go home and play on the torch. Too bad my boss just doesn't understand :crying:

Have a great weekend!

redsidedesigns
12-19-2003, 01:04 PM
Oh NO there is no fibbing involved, I don't work with the rubys much because they do not fire out evenly for me. It looks like they worked for you, and the second set I have no idea what color that is and I usally can figure it out. What ever it is they are beautiful!!!!:clap:

WiredWomanDesign
12-19-2003, 02:08 PM
Lovely beadies everyone. I'm stuck on a frit kick still. The latest thing I'm loving is iris gold over light ivory with intense black.

AlexM
12-19-2003, 02:23 PM
Kristan,

Why thank you then! I had no idea that others have problems with the ruby colors because they've been very well behaved for me. Frankly, I thought that I would have much more trouble with boro, but it's been a meek little lamb so far.

The funny thing is that I have no idea what these colors are either for the most part because I only got a few rods at Sundance the last time I was there. Most of my boro stash are shorts that I bought for $20 per pound to save on money while I learn to tame the boro beast. All of the frit that I have used in the last 3 weeks came from a blue rod that I crushed up, thinking I would get blue frit, :rolleyes: , yeah, right! I have had this color turn blue, green, gold, khaki, and red depending on the angle of the sun, the phase of the moon, my mood and whether I hold my breath or not when I put the frit on the bead. I sure wish I knew what it was! I just love this frit and sadly, used up the last of it on the weekend, so unless I figure out which of the NS colors it is, I'll never be able to duplicate the colors I have been able to achieve. But of course, this is the infuriating, challenging and wonderful thing about boro that hooks all of those who try it isn't it? :cat:

Amozoo
12-19-2003, 02:28 PM
nice beads everyone! I've been practicing stringer controle with soft glass. I must say, for a shakey hand these aren't bad

glassyeyed
12-19-2003, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by AlexM
Kristan,

Why thank you then! I had no idea that others have problems with the ruby colors because they've been very well behaved for me. Frankly, I thought that I would have much more trouble with boro, but it's been a meek little lamb so far.

The funny thing is that I have no idea what these colors are either for the most part because I only got a few rods at Sundance the last time I was there. Most of my boro stash are shorts that I bought for $20 per pound to save on money while I learn to tame the boro beast. All of the frit that I have used in the last 3 weeks came from a blue rod that I crushed up, thinking I would get blue frit, :rolleyes: , yeah, right! I have had this color turn blue, green, gold, khaki, and red depending on the angle of the sun, the phase of the moon, my mood and whether I hold my breath or not when I put the frit on the bead. I sure wish I knew what it was! I just love this frit and sadly, used up the last of it on the weekend, so unless I figure out which of the NS colors it is, I'll never be able to duplicate the colors I have been able to achieve. But of course, this is the infuriating, challenging and wonderful thing about boro that hooks all of those who try it isn't it? :cat:

Alex, I must have picked up your fortune cookie at lunch. It said, "I foresee good frit on your horizon. Keep an eye on your mailbox."

Steffi
12-19-2003, 04:28 PM
WOW! Wonderful work around here!

That's my breakthrough on encased florals! I ordered "passing the flame", practiced et voilą : It worked!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-perfect-hand-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-perfect-hand-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-perfect-hand-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-rosablume.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-lilablumen.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-herzblau.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/24356-3tiger.jpg

Sorry for being such a hog, but i had to show!

greetings

Steffi

AutumnH
12-19-2003, 04:51 PM
Piggy time for me! I got to the torch for the first time in 2 weeks. Here is an attempt on a hollow that went wonky. Since I just read 'Spotlight on Hollows' I figured I'd try a fish, it couldn't get worse right?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29660-bluefish2.jpg

The next sets are ones for the ladies at work. Some special things to take note of. First, they aren't done. They will be bracelets (and the red/black will be a necklace). But since this is the busy time at work, and I was finishing semester stuff, they had to give them back right after opening them this morning. They weren't happy about it! My boss made me leave hers there so she can fondle it until I finish the others, lol! Second, look at the cone and the cylinders. These sets are the FIRST TIME I've ever had them come out well. The edges aren't perfectly shaped, but they are puckered, and they ended up looking like the correct shape, which is new for me!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29660-Ellen.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29660-Gretchen.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29660-judy.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2003/29660-Muriel.jpg

Ok, oink, oink, I'm finished! I had so much fun with these. I know where I'm spending every night I'm home over the holidays. Look out torch here I come!!

Rona

kybeadmaker
12-19-2003, 06:43 PM
Accckkkk...my life and my DH's lfe continues on it's downward slide. He is getting 2 units of blood today. Making beads is about the only thing that keeps me sane these days....I grab little bits of time here and there. Thanks for your eye candy....looking at beads makes me feel a little better !
H

Shawn T.
12-19-2003, 09:21 PM
Harriet,

I know you don't know me, but I have been keeping tabs on you. I have kept your husband and you in my prayers most everyday. I just wanted to say that your beads, and especially your unique color combos inspire me each and every time you make a post. May God pass his magic along your way this Holiday Season and keep your husband well.

Shawn

kybeadmaker
12-19-2003, 09:25 PM
Oh Shawn...thanks so much. What a nice post!! I feel so blessed to "know" all of you through WC...and I feel your good thoughts !!!
Harriet

Jennifer Geldard
12-19-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by Shawn T.
Harriet,

I know you don't know me, but I have been keeping tabs on you. I have kept your husband and you in my prayers most everyday. I just wanted to say that your beads, and especially your unique color combos inspire me each and every time you make a post. May God pass his magic along your way this Holiday Season and keep your husband well.

Shawn

I was about to respond, and found that Shawn's word echoed my own so beautifully...
If there's anything I can do Harriette... please, just ask... you're in my thoughts.

Jennifer Geldard
12-19-2003, 09:28 PM
We missed each other's post by a minute... huge hugs to you Harriet

Beadazoid
12-19-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Shawn T.
Harriet,

I know you don't know me, but I have been keeping tabs on you. I have kept your husband and you in my prayers most everyday. I just wanted to say that your beads, and especially your unique color combos inspire me each and every time you make a post. May God pass his magic along your way this Holiday Season and keep your husband well.

Shawn

Harriet, I feel the same! Thanks Shawn for saying it so well!!! You make absolutely LOVELY beads Harriet! That's amazing! You make your own beauty! Even when life has little! THAT is a special talent!

Hugs,
Jeannie

kybeadmaker
12-20-2003, 02:06 AM
You people are making me cry !!! :) Just brought DH home from hospital after a 4 hour plasmaphoresis and two units of blood that took another 6 hours. He's wiped out and so am I...it's 1 am. Thanks for all you warm, kind thoughts and prayers.
H

Lori Peterson
12-20-2003, 02:09 AM
Big hugs to you, Harriet. Your beads are, once again, yummy as all get out.

KD-W
12-20-2003, 03:15 AM
All kinds of prayers from me to you ... I don't know much about what is happening to your DH but I can see it is a real test... nights can be long and sometimes frightening... but I know the accumulated prayers from all of us here must help... love, Kate.

Laurie Carroll
12-20-2003, 06:35 AM
Harriet,

Im another some-one you dont know, but I echo the thoughts of the others here.

I really enjoy seeing your beads here and your colour combos. Its inspiring for a learner to see these.

Rgds

Laurie
Waiuku
Auckland
New Zealand

bluelizzy
12-20-2003, 08:58 AM
Harriet,

My heart and thoughts go out to you and your husband. I know
you're doing your best, but make sure you get the rest you need too.

Bless you.