Sunday, December 27th, 2009
The weekend before Christmas, after 3 aborted tries, I finally got to take a glass bead making class. Lampwork is the official term, mostly referencing the original oil-fueled lamps used to melt the glass. The kit I got included a map gas canister with a special nozzle just for bead making, a bunch of richly colored glass rods, a cookie pan (for protection of the table) some mandrills (steel rods that are used to spin the glass on) and some stylish goggles… yellow very protective stylish googles.
This craft has been around since ancient Syrian times – that would be the 1st century – old stuff!
Last night, I stayed up late making eyeballs… still working on that… but what could be better than truly BEADY eyes!