Are you like me? Do you take a new idea and do it to death… in all colors - variations and such until you and your viewing audience are totally saturated? Sometimes that’s what it takes to get to a point where you’ve addressed all the issues. ALL the issues.
As you know, I’ve been on this quest to get rid of the bead hole - as I gravitate towards transparent glass I often feel that hole meandering right through the middle is a distraction… from the perfection of a near bubble-less creation. I don’t work often in clear/colorless glass, but the Lauscha is so darn wonderful… I couldn’t resist.
It started with a tiny drop of glass no bigger than 1/2”, I played with various ways to create this on or off the mandrel. Then they got bigger as my confidence grew…. until, that is, I realized they were too large. I slimmed down the earrings, perfected the profile and found a way to be able to consistently handshape these earring beads - and have nicely matching pairs. I’m finally satisfied and can now just produce… I’ll meander off somewhere and obsess about something else.
….LIKE these pendants. Why is it, I am easily able to make only a certain size?? I’d been asked to work larger - but I get lost in a larger scale. hmmmm. Maybe that’s the next chapter. Smiles, Jill