View Full Version : Tuesday, April 21, 2009 S&T

04-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Let's start this off...

A lizard...

Another Illusion bead...



04-21-2009, 12:43 AM
Debby -
Love the little lizard, but that big focal is just TDF...oh wow!
Here's a couple from me:

Brown Organic:

04-21-2009, 02:17 AM
Good morning!

Debby...what a cute gecko...and the 2nd focal looks as if there´s some light inside!
Samma...great beads...cool contrast in the first one!

A focal from me:


Have a great day!


Astrid Riedel
04-21-2009, 02:34 AM
Wow the lizard beads is really cool!:clap:
Samma, your organic beads are very nice:thumbsup:


P.S Thank you all for the kind comments on my bead yesterday;)

04-21-2009, 03:06 AM
Hey! I'm back! Did you miss me? LOL

Debby, that's a cool lizard! I was admiring it on facebook I think.

Samma, yours too! I love that turquoise.

Anastasia - wow, you are going all organic? Nice!

Astrid, great pendant!

Here are a couple from my beadmaking day today, it's been 3 weeks I think... was feeling a little rusty, but had a lot of fun.



04-21-2009, 05:06 AM
Great s&t



:wave: Monique

Astrid Riedel
04-21-2009, 05:07 AM
Hi Pam, I DID miss you and your beads, I just wondered this morning where you are:)

The colors in the first bead are devine, I like that hint of pink.

Regards A

Ellen Altamore
04-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Wonderful beads this morning, everyone!

04-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Thanks everyone, for your kind comments!

Samma, I really REALLY love that first turquoise focal. The colors remind me of the water in the Bahamas. Incredible. I'd love to know what brown and what turq you used for that???

Anastasia, another really cool focal from you!

Astrid, what a beautiful pendant!

Pam, you don't look rusty at all ~ wow, I love all the color reactions you get!

Monique, that is a really cute set!

Would love to see something from you, Ellen!



04-21-2009, 10:07 AM
Astrid - I was so taken with the tiger pictures I forgot to mention that I love the shape of your pendants and how you have finished them.
Samma - very pretty love the reaction.
Debby - love them both.
Pam - keep making those jewels!
Monique - love the simplicity of your florals.
Anastasia - amazing as usual.

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04-21-2009, 12:33 PM
Debby, the lizard is great...I'm working on raised snakes for BOC

Samma - I fell in love with spidar webbing techniques at a workshop I took...I seem to use them all the time now. Your beads are brilliant!

Anna - What is that great texture you have in there....it looks like stitching to me?????? Love how you combine techniques....!!!!!

Astrid - beautiful shape...the bottom swirls remind me of the CA surf when we visit our son.

Pam - great magnification under the clear dots...I need to work on control like you have.

Monique - very pretty florals...subtle pink makes them really stand out

Paula - you have tremendous sculptural techniques...mine melt together into blobs...too hot of flame i'm guessing. Can you recommend any glass sculpture classes in the WI area????

Great show!

Astrid Riedel
04-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Paula, the doggies are looking very naughty, as if they were sticking their tongue out at me LOL

Monique a very nice set from you, love the color combo too.

Thank you for the compliments too ;)


04-21-2009, 02:40 PM
Thanks everyone, it's so nice to be back! Of course my mother is coming to visit next week and so I'll be on "vacation" again. A couple more days of beadmaking though, and then I have to get the guest room ready.

Paula, cute pups!!! Luke (my kiddo) was commenting on how he liked one eye having the dark patch.

Monique, pretty set - so earthy!

04-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Thanks every one, for the compliments on my bead sets.
:wave: Monique

04-21-2009, 05:17 PM
Kudos to one and all for a great showcase. Thanks so much for the kind words on my beadies.

Debbie - I'm not real familiar with my 104's but here's what I think that bead is.
Carmel Apple base...super fumed (either Vetro or Moretti)
Pastel Petroleum Green is the darker turquoise (probably a Moretti) and Messy Celedon is the lighter turquoise.
Just black for the stringies. Hope that helps.

04-22-2009, 02:47 AM
Thanks a lot for the nice words!


04-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Thanks, Samma for the info....

I tried to "wing it" on my own yesterday. I tried petroleum green as a base with one of the CIM turquoises and it looked GREAT while it was hot, but not as much now since coming out of the kiln.

Do you think the carmel apple helped bring about the Bahama water look? And, what did you fume it with? Sorry for all the questions, but I have a strand of gemstone beads I would like to use in a necklace with what I want to make. The bead I made yesterday would work with the beads, but I might give it one more shot using the carmel apple. I do believe I have a rod or two of that. Maybe!