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Glitzy Glass
01-06-2005, 12:57 AM
After many, many times of trying and then finally getting discouraged - I stumbled across a post on wetcanvas on how to make florals - so I tried it again - I was so excited when these beads came out of the kiln, they aren't perfect - but they are the best I have ever done!!

01-06-2005, 01:13 AM
Oh my, they're great! The depth in your blue is wonderful. I think you have the hang of it. Now I'm off to look for that 'post' :D , thanks.
~ Barb

01-06-2005, 02:03 AM
Oh Wow! They look wonderful!

I love the blue one!

01-06-2005, 02:22 AM
I think they are stunning! It's cool when things click isn't it?!

Texas Leprechaun
01-06-2005, 02:27 AM
I'm so envious. My florals still look like they grew in Freddy Kruger's garden. :envy:

01-06-2005, 11:53 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: wonderful florals :clap: :clap: :clap:
I love the florals.
Ana Marķa

01-06-2005, 12:08 PM
Your florals are great. I like both of them, but the second bead is especially nice. I also like that you have posted the size. Keep up the good work.

Tina :cat:

01-06-2005, 12:10 PM
They look perfect to me! The blue one is just beautiful.


01-06-2005, 12:43 PM
Good florals? Those are fantastic florals.

Wow you inspired me to try flowers again. Those look so real. :cat:

01-06-2005, 12:53 PM
Those are great! Esp the blue one! :clap: :clap: :clap:

01-06-2005, 12:55 PM
They are beautiful! :clap: I envy you your skill. I can make florals, just not encased florals. Maybe it will click with me some day.

01-06-2005, 01:06 PM
Great flowers - way to go.

Deb Cline

01-06-2005, 01:31 PM
Very nice florals De! And your encasing is really good too. Keep up the great work!:D

01-06-2005, 01:57 PM
Very nice, and great job on the encasing! :)

Glitzy Glass
01-06-2005, 02:12 PM
Thank you so much everyone for the encouragement! The encasing was much easier when I did it side to side instead of my old stringer or melt the blob method. For some reason the side to side - going horizontally - method doesn't seem to capture air and give you unwanted extra bubbles. All you do is gently pat in the ends to clean it up, make sure your base bead is pretty cool - listen to me, LOL trying to sound like the expert - but since I was always so bumbling when it came to florals I am excited to finally have completed a few!! I think this technique will help a lot of the florally (not sure if this is a word) challenged like me.