frit mom and I ordered a couple of months ago and I am loving it!
|First Student Show of Jewelry - 2004|
Now on to my other cringe worthy bead. I have been wanting to make female forms again. I learned how to make the female torso from taking classes from Lucio Bubacco (in morretti) and Emilio Santini (in boro). I have always made the female form off the mandrel, but last night, for some odd ball reason I wanted to try and make the female form on a mandrel. Yes, you may laugh hysterically when you see this bead. I am going to have to use the hammer to get it off the mandrel because the bead release released as I was making the female form. You can also see cracks down by the legs because I wasn't flashing the bead enough in the torch. Oh well, practice, practice, practice.
I wanted to make the female form as part of the March ABS Challenge. We will see how this turns out because we have a pattern we want to also saw out for the March piece.
And last but not least are some patterns that need to be glued down on copper so mom, and maybe myself, can cut them out. One is the pattern of dog (Great Pyrenees), the piece we want to saw out for the March ABS challenge, and a piece we are working on for a submission.
That is what our table looks like right now; a pile of beads that need to be cleaned, a bead that has to be smashed to get it off the mandrel, several patterns that need to be glued down and then sawed out and more beads to be made. Have an enjoyable Wednesday night everyone!