I can't believe how fast paced my life has been this year. Having visitors here for nearly 2 and a half months has reduced ny arty adventures as my art room has had people sleeping in there with beds literaly tucked right up too and under my desk LOL. My influx of visitors coincided with a wonderful friend Gail Hart from Tasmania staying at her sons place here in Darwin. I couldn't get up to see Gail till the last few weeks but when I did go I was in for a real treat as she has taught me the basics of lamp work bead making...and another door to arty goodness opens.
I'm still a huge novice but I LOVED the whole process and Gail is helping me set up the basic requirements to continue playing in this area. I can now make smallish round beads Ok but the stringers and adding them plus making larger beads awaits further practice practice practice. Gail is an amazing glass bead artists and I could have just stood there watching her all day making the beads....she leaves for home Wednesday Wah...I do hope she comes back again :o). Gail is such a kind, lovely person and VERY patient when teaching someone like me who has shaky hands with glass and gas around *grin*. Thank you Gail. Here are the beads so far...the larger one and the heart plus some others were made by Gail.
retrocafe that has come. The Vari-tone ink used with stencils or other things LOL gives graduated ageing spots...the more ink and heat the darker the aged look.
Annette In Oz