View Full Version : Thursday, 3/25 Show and Tell!!!

03-25-2004, 12:58 AM
I can't believe I'm first! Probably someone else is posting as I'm typing this, so I better just stop talking and get down to it. LOL! It's been a while since I've done a show and tell, so I'm being a bit of a thread hog... :D

Hollow with enamel, then a couple of tapered beads, a sandblasted bead with gold leaf and finally a "Root Beer Float"!






03-25-2004, 01:21 AM
Tink absolutely outstanding yummies!

Tacemena is Olive, Sage and Deep Violet over Ivory.

03-25-2004, 01:29 AM
Here's mine that went up on the "Bay" yesterday. I didnt have time to post here then :(
I've been stuck in winter colors so long these were really fun to make! The orange is the odd-lot canteloupe color. Oh, and so is the yellow! I really like them both, better order more before they are all gone!

Tink! Gorgeous!
Briatha, those colors are so soothing together..... Is everyone else asleep already????

03-25-2004, 03:00 AM
What wonderful eye candy so early! Is there a law that says you can't torch all night every night?? Love everything Tink makes, had to bid on Faith's lentils, and Jacqui-I needed a bright set for inspiration!

Thank you, ladies, I am running to the studio now ;)


03-25-2004, 03:57 AM
Wow, what a way to start the day! Tink, I love that hollow... yummmm! I thin the second tapered bead is my fave, though. Awesome colors. Briatha, Tacemena is edible! Wow! More of those earthy colors I love so much! Jaqui, holy cow! Those are incredible! I love the way you used the coral... wish I could get more of that yellow shade!

Here are three of mine: Whirlpools, Shaman's Dogwoods, and Wedding Belles.

Virginia L.
03-25-2004, 06:55 AM
Hello, Beautiful work everyone, it is 3:44am here, and only one person's beads are showing up on the posting end of things, so I cannot comment individually, I am not the sharpest tack in the barrel in the daytime, in the middle of the night, I am lucky I can type at all...I was so lost at my torch today...the stuff I am making did not get one bid on eBay, but it is what I like to make, and I need to make some money, so I was just lost, cause I like to have a kind of flow when I work, but all that going around in my head was not very constructive...I made an eight star leg, and kinda botched the "rakes", then I made a frog that I love, my second...then another buppy bead, and by then I relaxed and made a bead that I love...I got these wonderful frits in the mail RAOGK, and have been afraid to use them, but finally laid them out, in kind of a pattern, had three colors of glass underneith and went to town melting the frit in...boy, I can see how addicting THIS could become...I am pretty much happy with it, but our building caught on fire in the middle of it, and we all had to flee the building and I did not get to melt the swirls in, I popped it in the kiln and turned the kiln down, and excited the building with everyone else. Thankfully, it was just an old fool, buring his food again. He cooks on REALLY high heat and then walks away..fortunately the damage was limited to his own stove, and my bead not propperly being finished. So, I turned the kiln back up and finished the day. I wish I had a digital, cause this scan just does not capture it propery..even unfinished is a reallllllllllly cool. :cool: I was hoping to win Corina's challenge, the prize is a digital camera this month, but boy, there are some incredile beads posted, so I don't think my digital is coming from that direction. :( God Bless your day - Virginia L.

Lynn Larson
03-25-2004, 07:00 AM
Great beads! Everyone's colors are so inspiring! Tink, I just love that hollow!

Just a quick post...have to go to work.


Sea me

03-25-2004, 07:08 AM
What fantastic work! Gorgeous, lovely stuff.

This ain't much, but it's a cool lentil that I liked. Torch time was limited due to winter...but now it's SPRING! WHOOOOO!!


03-25-2004, 07:30 AM
Good Morning everyone!
Tink, I just love your beads, my favorite is the 3rd pic down. I was going to say something about everyone's beads, but for some reason they don't show up during the post and I can't remember what everyone did. I do remember Virginia's - your beads are fantastic!

I don't have pics of my beads from yesterday yet. Here's a set I made day before. (I'll post yesterday's beads later on today):

03-25-2004, 07:38 AM
Quick Pic Post and back in a bit! Meet Barb The HandMade Maid (or is it Barb, the Elderest Pirate Wench) I can't decide if I should be making whisk brooms or beer mugs to to with her........


03-25-2004, 07:42 AM
Wow! What an amazing selection of eye candy today!

Here's a set I made last week and is going up on the bay either today or tomorrow.

Trey Cornette
03-25-2004, 08:02 AM
Good Morning everyone.
Went a little frit crazy this weekend
Flame On

03-25-2004, 08:21 AM
Wonderful way to start the day! My oxy con came yesterday so I'm gonn fire up my bobcat this weekend!!!! :clap:

Good Morning everyone.
Went a little frit crazy this weekend
Flame On

Trey, what kind of frit is that? I am such a frit junkie. I'm starting my own frit cookbook.


03-25-2004, 08:59 AM
Great work everyone! Here are the rest of my Bicones for the Bicone Challenge we are having on Beads-of-Clay. I was really happy with these and I think they might become a regular item for me! Each one has three glaze colors...

leigh lane
03-25-2004, 09:21 AM
Good Morning everyone.....
As always, I am totally inspired by your endless creativity!
Just a couple of comments....

Holy Moly, Tink! You constantly amaze me. I esp. love the first and last!

Melanie, I really love your beads. I look forward to your contributions.

Oh, and Sheryl.......definitely, beer mugs! LOL

Wonderful work, everyone!

03-25-2004, 09:25 AM
Wonderful beads everyone!

Here are a couple of mine:

03-25-2004, 09:41 AM
Okay, got my pics from the beads I got out of the kiln today, here's a couple:

03-25-2004, 09:47 AM
Completely unbelievable show n tell everyone!


03-25-2004, 11:00 AM
I have to agree with Donna! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: everyone!

Donna - should I get the smelling salts, pour water on you?


Lisa Jordan
03-25-2004, 11:02 AM
Great S&T!!! Tink love that 3rd bicone, Virginia your stars have just gotten better and better! llart, Cool flowy (<SP) bead!
Here are some new shapes for me.....

Kim Watanabe
03-25-2004, 11:40 AM
It took me forever to get through the show and tell this morning because I got side-tracked looking at websites too....

I love Melanie's ceramic beads. I think you should add them to your list of beads you do - they are really great. You are so creative!

I went fabric shopping for inspiration...



03-25-2004, 11:48 AM
What a beautiful display everyone!

Here is my first hollow bead...

Helen Simon
03-25-2004, 12:36 PM
Awesome beads all!! I'm too late, as usual, to comment on all, or it would take an hour...anyway, I can encase a little better now, since yesterday, and here's a rosy egg. Love, Helen

03-25-2004, 12:56 PM
Thank you for the eye candy this morning everyone! it brightens this rainy spring day...been working on color combo's for outfits again...I make double so I can have a set for eBay and a set for me...here are "patina 'n amber rose" moretti glass ....and "back to basic's" I have like three outfits for the cruise that are simple black and white so black and white beads where a must....so here are mine for the day....have a wonderful weekend everyone...I am taking off tonight to go down the coast for a quick road trip to N. California to pick up some of my sisters things where she used to live...so all three of us are gonna catch up and hang out for a few days.

Have a wonderful day!

03-25-2004, 01:05 PM
Lovely show and tell everyone! Sheryl ... your faces are amazing! Kaye ... love your cruise lentils! Have fun with the sisters!
Here are mine ... some freeform, organic, dichroic and floral ... Marna

Chameleon Jewels
03-25-2004, 02:49 PM
Very nice guys, I'm impressed. Good stuff. I just pulled out this vessel. I am wearing lavender in it already. I love it when they don't break. hehe

03-25-2004, 03:56 PM
Everyone's looks Great! Here's a votive....

03-25-2004, 04:04 PM

I love those beads! Can you tell me where you got that coral? It's absolutely yummy. I've already tried Frantz but they're out.



03-25-2004, 04:08 PM
Hey Beaders,

I always love to look at the lentils - Briatha, Trey, mperaza, Alex, Kaye, and others. Perhaps I ought to finally get a lentil tool so I can join in the lentil SandT
Lisa – The sculptural work definitely has some attitude!
Marna – What’s going on in the 3rd bead? It is very complex in design. Is it a lentil?

Here's a hollow Easter bead!


03-25-2004, 04:16 PM
Donna - should I get the smelling salts, pour water on you?

Pat... thanks... but they are just relentless, they won't stop, as you can see...


03-25-2004, 06:54 PM
Oh WOW great beads everyone!! I have made a few beads this week but I keep leaving my camera at home! ;)

03-25-2004, 07:41 PM
Lots and lots of fantastic beads! Here are some electric yellow sunshine that I made today! Thank You, Trent.
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