Oh my, where does the time go? It's been too long since I've written a blog post. I hope to get back in the groove of things around here. Sorry I've been gone!
Do any of you belong to a local bead society? I do. It started up almost 2 years ago, and it's really coming into it's own. The last 2 meetings we worked with wire. While we are all jewelry makers, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. Several months ago, we learned how to make seed bead fringe. Not really my style, but it's pretty cool looking!
So, last month we made wire head pins and ear wires. I can not tell you why I never tried to make my own ear wires - just never go around to it.
These are what I made in the 60 or so minutes.
All the lampwork glass cabochons, BTW, are from 2 Bead Sisters.
The moral of this little story is to join your local bead society!! We meet once a month, and it's fun to just hang out & be with "your people". Everyone is invited to do a show and tell at every meeting, and receive supportive feedback. Or, if a beginner, they can ask for advice on how to do something. It's really a win-win situation. Then we either have a demonstration (I demo'ed torch fired enamel several months ago), or someone will teach a technique (like the above wire working). All I can say is that I'm glad they started the bead society in my local area.
Again, sorry I've been such a recluse. I promise to be a better blogger in the weeks and months ahead!!