Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lapidary FUN!


I bought a lapidary machine at Bead and Button this past June, and have not had time to play, until this weekend. Torch buddy Samma Parcels and I got together Friday and made test beads to lap. We got together this morning and had a blast grinding and polishing :) (Check out Samma's bead too)

I decided to do florals and encased them in dark fumed ivory. I was so happy with how the floral beads turned out, it was hard to cover them up with the ivory! The roses in the first bead are made from rose cane that Dee Sipe and I made over a year ago using the tutorial from the Tonbo-Dama book. (It is always an adventure when torching with a friend!)

These are not finished. I am going to add surface decorations this evening, and will post after pictures tomorrow.

As always, thanks for peeking!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

OHMYGOSH! Was the the mostest fun evah! I just can hardly wait to see yours finished ;-DDDD Samma

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Sooooo much FUN Miss Samma!! I can't wait to see your bead...pics please:) I don't know when I've had this much fun playing glass!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I wish I could do torch work but no place to set up in an apartment. I will just have to keep looking at your beautiful creations.

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment, I really appreciate it :)

Guido said...

. . a secret inside . . thats cool ;)
hugs
guido

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Thanks Guido!