This piece was a 'name badge' challenge suggested by Ray Skene, who makes rather surprising lampwork. take a look at his website especially his sculptural work portfolio. This was my (late) contribution with alphabet beads/peas coloured with marker pen. I shall wear it for beady and work occasions...I'm sure no-one else will have one the same!
|Peapod Name Badge|
Ray very generously sent some of his work as a prize to the participants (only three of us) and this was my share
I also ordered a few things from Etsy... well I know I was supposed to be setting up my shop but my finger slipped!
I bought the cutest little lampies from Caroline beadbug and made them into a necklace with sections of CRAW. Pleased with this as it worked so quickly, the rope is in Toho 'Nebula' a dark blue iris which went well with the inky blue in the frit. I used two tone firepolished beads as spacers as the bead holes were quite large:
Over the weekend the new challenge colours for Operation Tackle That Bead Stash were published. They were Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry (Brown, Pink and Cream) and I was instantly inspired to make a Hair slide/Barrette with some stash items including an Ultrasuede cut-out flower and a mother-of-pearl carved flower:
So a couple more things to list for my shop. I have a nice glow of satisfaction...or maybe it is just hot in here! This is what happens when I have too little time!