Okay, so as some of you might have read I was expecting my bead kit and a kiln sometime this week. The kit came in on Thursday and the kiln will be here Monday. Friday night I decided to try out my bead making skills. I'm ambidextrous so the whole thing of working and spinning the rod in one hand and the mandrel in the other wasn't all that uncomfortable for me. The thing I seemed to be doing wrong at the beginning was holding the rods and mandrel too close to the far end so I wasn't as stable as I should've been. Anyway, I'm getting the hang of it and I am really enjoying it. I see another set of mandrels in my near future.
Here is a picture of the beads I have made so far in order, the clear blue one was my first.
This bead was my last and by far my favorite of all, although that black and white striped one I made before it I was pretty proud of as well.
I made it with this kind of cream/ivory colored rod with some Double Helix Psyche twirled in. I'm hoping I'm able to make some more in this style because I think it's beautiful. And I love the metallic shine that I'm getting with the psyche.
This is a dangerous post to write.
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