Of Lightbulbs and Beads

October 21, 2010

Last fall, I took a intro lampworking class with my friend, Amanda. I enjoyed it so much that I set up my own little mini-studio in the garage. I’ve made a few pieces of jewelry as presents, but mostly the finished beads just sit in little organized boxes waiting to become something brilliant.

A couple weeks ago, Nate found this book for me. He knows I have a thing for bugs.

And the lightbulb went off. Over the weekend, I took these:

A little big of this:

A whole lot of this:

And made this:

I love his googley eyes.

Now he just needs some friends…

2 Responses to “Of Lightbulbs and Beads”

  1. Liz, I am assuming you made the beads? The dragonfly reminds me of the paintings you did on the bedroom wall.

    What insect is next?

  2. Woohoo! A comment!

    Yes, I did make the beads. I think I’ll make a couple more dragonflies in different colors. Then maybe I’ll try a beadle/beetle.

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