View Full Version : Project Discussion: End of the Day Beads

Laura Brito
07-12-2002, 02:28 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: End of the Day Beads
Project Leader: Laura Brito
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Glass
Medium: Other
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited


This is what I do with my scrap stringers, latticino and frit or shards of glass laying around on my workbench. I make sure these items are clean first. Then I form a core bead, if the pieces are real small I lay them on my graphite pad. I heat the bead and pick them up off the graphite pad and melt them in. If they are long enough I use my hands to attach the pieces and let the flame to melt it in all the way. These come out interesting and are fun to see!

Now let's see what you can come up with for your End Of the Day Beads.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=231)

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Laura Brito
07-13-2002, 01:10 AM
Hey I am back guys! hehe, did anyone sign up!?


Laura Brito
07-13-2002, 01:14 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12729


I really like your bead! That is so cool that you added in dichroic.


07-14-2002, 12:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12729


How beautiful!... This doesn't look like left-overs at all.

07-16-2002, 06:32 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12729


wow I LOVE this, just like opal!!! you know any little girl would love some of these too......

07-16-2002, 06:35 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12794

VERY cool!!! did you notice the top half looks like a landscape??!
Together looks like very pretty mineral deposits!! :clap: :clap:

07-16-2002, 06:38 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12823


LOVELY... the left hand one reminds me of marbles I used to play with ( i LOVED playing marbles!!!...tomboy u know :D)
and I like the flecks of ?bronze in the top one...:clap: :clap:

07-16-2002, 08:20 AM
What an interesting project! I never make end of the day beads. The things I have left over, I just put away until next time.


07-16-2002, 08:59 AM
Same here, Elizabeth, except I never get them out and reuse them. So, now I have huge containers full of leftovers. I could make end of day beads for a month. May have to try that today! B2

Laura Brito
08-07-2002, 02:55 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12794


Your bead is really pretty Lara! Thank you for sharing it!


Laura Brito
08-07-2002, 02:56 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12823


You did a really good job! It is interesting to see the different effects you can get from using up scraps!


08-07-2002, 09:46 AM
I make very small fish out of my leftover stringer. 3 or 4 2" stringers will usually do the trick.

08-07-2002, 10:58 AM
Regarding this entry -->
I looove this one! The colors are beautiful!



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08-07-2002, 01:51 PM
Thanks for the complements on my bead. I like it too.


08-11-2002, 02:04 PM
I made some "end of the day" beads by winding leftover latticino pieces over a cylindrical bead. I had a blast making them! There's little consideration for color, so it was especially fun to randomly pick up pieces and add 'em on... just posted them last night...

08-13-2002, 12:16 AM
Project entry.....
I had lots of scrap for this one and tried to use them all! Then I decided to encase it which gave it tons of depth!

Here's one side.....


08-13-2002, 12:19 AM
Annndddd, here's the other side! The flash really obscured the siler foil at the top... made it look gray, with a "flash!" Oh, well, I'm working on the photography with a digital part....

Lots of gorgeous beads folks!