Well, we have been home almost two weeks ago from the "big trip". I spent the first week or so doing those inevitable clean-up chores, emptying suitcases, washing, ironing and generally tidying and catching up with family and friends.
This week, I thought it about time I went back to my little studio and made some beads!
After an absence from my torch, I always warm up with some simple basics, so yesterday I spent some time making 'encased rounds'
These beads have a layer of white, encased in Effetre transparent ink blue, rolled in Fleeting Beauty Frit by Val Cox and then lastly encased in clear.
I used a round bead roller shaping tool to finish these beads and give them a nice fat round shape.
I have not really used many shaping tools yet, preferring to use mainly a simple marvering paddle and gravity, but I had a lot of fun using these and will definately continue to use it.
Round beads made with a roller.
As it is Autumn here in Australia, I thought I would add in a photo of the colored leaves of an ornamental grape which grows across a trellis next to my family room window.
The long tendrils that dangle down are absolutely beautiful especially in Autumn but also in Spring when the new growth comes out and develops a thick curtain of leaves protecting the room against our harsh sun.
Just look at that beautiful color!
Until next time,