Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ongoing experiments

More beads made from recycled bottle glass...and still more to follow!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eco-friendly beads made from recycled glass

These beads are perfect for any eco-friendly project as they are all made from receycled glass.
These beads used to be a mineral water bottle, but then the bottle was broken into shards, the shards cut up into small stripes and these were then made into beads.
A real family project: my daughter drank the sparkling water, my husband cut up the glass and I made the beads ;-)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New focal beads

I am in love with the second one but have no idea what kind of shard I used. It was a leftover
of some kind and when the bead went into the kiln it looked like a complete failure.
Imagine the nice surprise when I opened the kiln the next morning and found that the kiln fairies had visited me ;-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flame On Holland 2010 Impresssions

We went to the Flame on on sunday and had a wonderful time.

Visiting Manuela and her wonderful and whimsical beads.

While we chatted away, my daughter was inspectiong all her beads and of course we had to buy beads. I chose a dragonfly and my daughter got a kitty bead:
We also visited Dora Schubert and had to spend some money there as well.

She talked me into letting my daughter have a try at lampworking she is nagging me every day...we will see.
I bought a heart press and we watched some glass demos and then we drove on to Rotterdam which was only about 50km away and did some sightseeing there as well.