Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Glass Today! Ladybug Beads

Three sets of beads are on their way to new homes today and two new sets are cooling now after being freshly-made this evening.

 The newest thing, ladybug beads! I gave them a try after receiving a special request—ladybugs are relatively easy. I probably would have turned down a request for butterflies, or hornets.

So I made a handful of red ladybug beads. They're really small and a little bit difficult to do because red glass turns black when it's hot. Black glass stays black when it's hot and it is really difficult to tell where the red ends and black begins when they're used together.

Of course, over time the design will naturally evolve. The weirdest thing though, before I even had my beads completely cleaned and ready to go, someone had posted a picture of ladybug beads that were very similar to the ones I just made. This morning I saw even more ladybug beads posted that looked even MORE like mine. If I came up with the idea at the torch, how did similar ideas show up at the same time? I wasn't copied, I didn't copy. Weird. There must be only so many ways to make ladybugs!

-- Posted From My iPhone

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