First, the Beads...
|Beads made 2/17/15|
The large one is almost 2" in diameter.
|The fish and Snake made for Ashley.|
They are my first attempt at these, as are the drop beads.
The one on the mandrel has poked dot air bubble beads.
I put my most used supplies and tools in kits for easy storage and use. This way, if I want to do my cleaning or whatever elsewhere, I just grab the kit and move; I don't have to scurry about looking for the bits and pieces needed.
|My kits for cleaning beads and mandrels|
|mandrel cleaning: cleaner pads (scrubbers), jar to store and hold water to rinse mandrels, cloth to dry mandrels|
The cloth is a piece of flour sack cloth. These can be found at Wal-Mart for $5 a pack of four large cloths.
|The parts store in the jar|
|Kit for bead etching.|
|Beads not yet etched with cream.|
And the Videos...
Fascinating creation of a disc bead
Kristina Logan, Corning Museum of Glass
Lovely rainbow bead
Basic encased bead
Life on a String: Beadmaking
And my favorite of all: