Thursday, 4 December 2008

If at first you don't succeed.......


try and try again right?? I'm not so sure. During the weekend on the course somebody mentioned that it takes a silly amount of hours to become an expert in something - it was thousands!! Now - I'm not really trying to become an expert on anything, but I AM trying to build a hollow on a fine silver core. Its not working. To check that it wasnt my hollow bead making skills that were at fault I made a hollow - and its quite nice even if I do say so myself. Its big enough to go on my Christmas Tree too (when I get one) - so thats not the problem! But no matter how many times I try its like the glass just collapses and falls in on itself. It must be possible, others can do it. Maybe I will experiment with no caps, a thinner core and caps with no core and see if any of those combinations work. Any way - here is what my bead looks like after I got cross and threw it in my water jug ...... its a shame I cant somehow fix the shattered glass as I happen to think its really nice!

3 comments:

Sabine said...

You know what? I really like that bead. Is it stable? I like the crinklyness. I mean, okay, it's not a huuuge fan-dabby-dozy hollow, but it's a perfectly nice bead, and I'm really intrigued by the reactions you seem to have got. In fact, I want to see a proper close-up pic!!! :o) Hang in there, chuck, you'll master it!

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

:D This glass will all fall off if I even so much as touch it lol. It has shattered because I chucked it into my water jug. I'll get the glass off and keep trying. I'd like it too like this though. Nice effect. Broken glass lol xx

Lynne Glazzard said...

When you find a cure for broken glass can I have it please. I made a little bird bead, my first attempt at a 'shape' and then dropped it on the concrete floor and broke it into about 6 pieces :(

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