Sunday, January 3, 2010

Something different....

I was fortunate enough to have Benny Alba show me how to make glass beads a couple of weeks ago. Using a torch to melt slim rods of colored glass onto metal rods was so fun.

I made this crude looking octopus bead and strung it with other beads to give to my daughter for Christmas.

She is not a Sugar & Spice kind of girl so a silly little octopus was right up her alley.

23 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Nice happy little necklace. That is the thing with creativity, no moment is wasted, we are always busy!

April Jarocka said...

Wow! Beautiful! Happy New year and hugs to you Sheila. Hope you're having a great time.

Best
April

Kathy said...

Beautiful work, Sheila! Your daughter will love it :)

Manon Doyle said...

Oh Sheila!! I adore this piece! I have a friend who's a bead artist. I always thought it looked like so much fun. Glad you got to make some. You really did a nice job!! Yay.... for Benny!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

My son took a class at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and I am just amazed at the things you can do with glass. Your bead is wonderful... I know it is not that easy to do.

L.Holm said...

Really pretty colors! I like the octopus theme. You are multi-talented, Sheila!

Natasha said...

That is awesome, I bet she loved it.

Cathyann said...

Hi Sheila, happy new year! How cool to learn to sculpt glass!! Did she like it? I bet. I think you may have found a new artform to exlplore?best..

Jo Castillo said...

Very clever and beautiful colors. Fun to see.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Looks like you're expanding your creativity. Excellent job - I love the colors. You are one busy lady.

suzanneberry said...

Beautiful job! Happy New Year. So glad to see you back.hugs

David Larson Evans said...

Looks like you are multi talented.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

A big YES with Liz.
You are a multi talented person.
what a beautiful work, Shiela.

Celeste Bergin said...

now...we're not going to lose you to glass-making, are we? lol...nice work!

Suzanne said...

way kewl shelia

Art with Liz said...

Beading is such fun! Love the octopus!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It's always fun to learn something new! I am sure she will love wearing it.

Lauren Maurer said...

Your creativity comes in many forms! This is too cute!

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, your daughter must have been so happy to get this piece. What a beautiful use of your creativity! I am in awe of all you can do.

Edward Burton said...

This is beautiful, Sheila! I bet your daughter loved it.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love this and I'll bet she did too!
By the way if you buy glass over the internet check out http://www.centredeverre.com/

Dean Grey said...

I like the colors in it, Sheila!

Very aquatic looking!

-Dean

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Wow, very nice! I teach a glass bead making class at the local college and although people do get some interesting beads in the one day class they rarely get anything that looks like something recognizable. You should be very proud of your beautiful bead, great job! Love the colors you chose to put it together with too. I bet your daughter loves it.