Thursday, 18 December 2008

Dragon Scale Beads


Due to the generosity of Amber Van Meter there exists on Lampwork etc a short tutorial on how to make Dragon Scale Beads. I had a go - and made these - and have to say I really like them! I think I'll be playing with some colour combinations and see what other effects you can get, lets see how long they keep me away from pansy beads .....

So Christmas is just around the corner - I really wasnt aware just how soon it is! A good job I realized that Christmas is NEXT THURSDAY because I am making some presents.... I have been making something for each close family member - but there is always one person thats hard to buy or make for. Its a man (wouldnt you know it lol) and he isnt big on wearing jewellery. So I had a good think and came up with this - a Bronze Cheese knife. Heres a picture of it before I had totally finished it. Its in the kiln right now - such a shame it was too long for the firing pan!!! I'll find out if it has turned to dust tomorrow! Fingers crossed - hope he likes it!

3 comments:

lesley messam said...

Hi Emma
I love the beads they are super gorgeous.I can't wait to see the cheese knife fired. How long will you fire it for? its a biggy.

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

Fired it on 3 hour hold schedule - it survived YAY! :D

ChatElaine said...

OOOOOOWWW! I just love those dragon scales I've seen some before and really loved them. I think I would like to give them a try do they need a kiln?

Love the knife as well glad it survivored will we get to see finished article?