|Protective eye beads - amber and brown|
I make no secret of loving to learn and try new things. I struggle with the "shoulds" of being an artist - you should produce a coherent body of work - being the number one thing I struggle with. Perhaps it's a side affect of becoming an artist from brain injury, but I get enchanted with the process of teaching myself how. And then doing it.
A long while ago, I hosted a class taught by a glass bead artist in our studio. It was great fun! My husband got me a nice set-up for Christmas the following year. I made some beads and enjoyed it but didn't really catch fire (so to speak) on the process. I started making some "evil eye beads" as they are so very historical.
I caught fire with the protective eye beads this time. I happened to see just the title of a YouTube video about making realistic glass eyes and became totally obsessed with this idea. The optics of the eye are amazing and I am always working to create a more realistic iris color. So much fun and coolness!
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|Protective eye beads in blue.|
Here are some of my beauties.
|Protective eye beads in green/hazel.|
|Messing about making fantasy colors! Flame - red and yellow!|
|Adjustable leather neckware.|