The finish on this leaf bead is very shiny, has hues of magenta, blues, purples and brown. It truly has the feel of fall foilage.
Here is one made to go in a viking knit or bangle bracelet. It is acutally pretty small...about the size of a quarter.
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As mentioned in my post below, I took a viking knit class yesterday, and this is what I made today. I chose to use copper with more electroformed acorn caps. Finding end caps for viking knit is harder than I thought it would be, so I decided to make my own out of copper tubing and acorn caps. (Plus I'm impatient and did not want to wait) As it turns out, I like how they match the bead caps, so it was worth the work. The patina on the copper shines with colors of gold, magenta and red. For my first attemp after class, I am pretty happy with the results. Back to the torch for me!!
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I'm on vacation this week. I spent the weekend visiting my father in Missouri, and the rest of the week will be spent torching and making jewelry for the Indiana State Museum show. Here are a few of the beads that I have finished this week.
I have been making inventory for the State Museum show, and having FUN!!! Walking around my yard looking for leaves a few weeks ago, I started picking up acorns. We have HUGE oak trees and acorns are plentiful! I have been looking for unusal copper bead caps, with no luck, so I decided to make my own using the acorn caps. This copper bracelet has a focal bead using powdered frits, electroformed acorn bead caps and accent beads (fire opal, copper and trade beads).
The night was very exciting, very busy and a great success! It was the annual Muncie Art Walk, and the weather was perfect for such an event. The gallery provided snacks, drinks and a wonderful atmosphere. Music was provided by harpist Megan Upchurch, who played and sang beautifully through out the evening.
Thanks again to all that worked so hard to make this event possible, and much appreciation to the gallery board for this great opportunity!