Between my 20 day gig teaching emotionally challenged boys, a lawsuit on my rental property and taxes.... I feel like I have to remind myself to take a breath! There is no time for anything extra lately... like beadmaking.
But I thought I would share my favorite recent bead. It's not perfect and that wasn't the point. I've always wanted to make myself a rottweiler. But I really had no idea where to begin. A few months back I signed up for a workshop on critter beads with Judy Carlson. I wanted to take the class to be able to sculpt some of the more requested beads for the kids in the Beads of Courage Program... it's a charity that allows kids facing life challenging illness to be able to tell the story of their medical journey in beads.
At the end of class, Judy pushed me to try a rott and I did! It was one of the hardest beads I've made because black glass and mahogany glass both look identical in the flame!!! But I did it and I love him!!!