Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Lesson of 2009

Happy New Year!!  I truly hope that 2010 will be everything you want it to be!  I wanted to share a couple new beads ~ we've been so busy with company I've barely managed to squeeze in any torch time, but I'm pretty pleased with what did show up in my kiln.  Glass teaches me something new everytime I sit down at the torch ~ sometimes with fantastic results!



I'm finally getting the silver glass to look like something other than mud. What I find incredibly fascinating is that both of these beads were made with the same silvered ivory base, the same black and the same silver glass ~ but look how wonderfully different they are!  This is truly a lesson in letting the glass do what it wants to do instead of forcing it to do what I want it to.  I'm looking forward to learning even more in the coming year as every torch session is a new lesson for me.  Bring on 2010 and let's make it our best year ever!

(P.S.  Happy 40th Birthday to my incredible, fantabulous, super sexy, wonderful husband ~ thank you for being my best friend and my hero! :D )

3 comments:

Chainmaille By MBOI said...

These are pretty nice work!

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Kelly said...

Veda- what a neat lesson...one that can be applied to life...letting things go as they will, instead of forcing them to be what we think is best.

The beads are beautiful and once I pick up my other two dread beads, I might get one of these :)

You sound like a great wife and your husband sounds awesome :) Happy new year to y'all!

CreekHiker said...

WOW! So pretty!

I learned about letting glass do what it wants when I tried to make a very large ghost and it kept forming a heart! So I covered it in pink and it became one of my largest hearts ever!

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