Monday, November 22, 2010

Almost a Water Baby


About a year ago, I was presented with a challenge by a few of my lampwork buddies...NO water babies, meaning that no bead gets dunked. (You know who you are!) Well, I was sure tempted on this one. I wish I had taken a before picture. It was one ugly bead! It was wrong from the beginning, so I put a layer of color over it, razor cut, added a layer of dichro, added some silver glass, razor cut again...and then I over fumed it to the point of not being able to clean it off. Staying with the challenge, into the kiln it went.

Tonight I decided to lap it and see what was beneath. It's not the greatest bead, but it is certainly improved, and kind of cool. I'm really enjoying the lapidary process.

1 comment:

formartis - Iris Schäfer said...

Lisa, "It's not the greatest bead"??? The colors are stunning!!! Sometimes it's a good time for a surprise!
Kind regards from Germany, Iris