Lady with Raised Arms

Another lady figure about 16 cm high. She also stands up on her own. Her arms need some work but I'll get there in the end.
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Kumihimo Braiding

There was an article in the August 2009 Bead and Button magazine about Japanese Kumihimo braiding. I was intrigued and bought the kit from G J Beads. The article showed a braid which was worked with beads and this is my attempt. I'm hoping that the braids will provide an alternative to using chain, jump rings or suede for lampwork focals.
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I'm trying to hone my skills using borosilicate glass for off mandrel sculptural work. I made a duck the other day but inadvertently picked up a non-boro rod in the process. Result, multiple cracks in the body. I've now reworked the duck and this is the result.
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Only three more weeks to go before my sculptural glass course near Bristol with Julie Anne Dent.


Another sculptural bead. I made it using scraps of cathedral stained glass, hence the restricted palette of colours. The blue thing on it's back is a loop for hanging, added as an afterthought. I was trying a duck but its head fell off, have to reheat and rework it and see how it goes.
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Alien Plant

Here's my latest "bead" although it doesn't much look like one.
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It's again in borosilicate glass. Some people think it reminds them of the film "Day of the Triffids" while others think of "Little shop of horrors".I hope it gives you a laugh anyway or at least a smile.

All sorts

I'm trying something new with posting multiple images at once so bear with me since the spider image is repeated.


Grizelda and Mab

I've made a few pumpkins and a ghost so decided to try a witch. Here are my second and third attempts.
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Glass twists

I've been having fun making all sorts of twists, different sizes, shapes and colours. I'm not sure what I'll do with them but I've had fun. I've also used up some of my many bits of scrap stained glass.
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Technically this is a bead but is in fact a small vessel as the body of it is hollow and will hold aromatic oils. It becomes hollow by blowing through a small bore 6mm blow pipe to expand the glass and then handles etc are added while praying that the rest will not crack while doing so.
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Red Cat

I've made a red cat now. At least the eyes are better.
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