Anyone who lampworks will immediately scoff at my sloppy technique that I would ultimately correct if I could only practice more. I don't have a torch setup at home... I have to rent studio time. And, since my husband is currently out of work, I don't rent studio time as much as I'd like to.
Lucky me, [most] glass is so forgiving that most of the time, a little slop in technique doesn't matter.
So, ignoring some of the sloppiness, please do let me know what you think!
I edited it myself. My husband was the camera man. The bead took me about 20 minutes to make, from the time I had the torch lit until I walked over to put it into the kiln. This was a labor of love I put together for a talent show at work, and I'm actually really pleased with the results! Except for not putting a great photo of the finished product in there, of course.
So, I'll show you:
So... now what to do. Do I give it away in a contest? Do I sell it? I haven't decided. I'm leaning towards giving this necklace away. More details to come!