I spent almost all day on Wednesday cleaning up my workbench. What a mess! So, what to do? I purchased Barbara Lewis' Painting with Fire book, and all tools, etc. necessary to enamel some beads. I have had this for ages.... I have read - reread - and reread again - the instructions, but just could not bring myself to light that torch! It's not that I am afraid of fire, which I am, I was just afraid of failure, I think. But, since the bench was all cleaned off, I decided it was time to try.
Although I did not burn any beads (yet), I need to practice A LOT MORE! I find that I am not getting the greatest coverage on the cones in particular. I did much better on smaller beads. However, I am loving the deep blue color on the large filigree beads. I have ordered more iron beads from Barbara and will continue perfecting this most awesome technique!
After playing with the enamel, I wire-up this pretty necklace, with gorgeous lampwork from GlassBeadArt:
I can't believe it is Friday already - time is going by so quickly lately. I hope you have a nice weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!