After going through (most of) the Bead Soup blogs, I was struck by the large number of seed bead artists are out there. I know this shouldn't surprise me, but I am, at heart, a wire and metal gal, and don't do a whole lot with seed beads, except to use them as accents in my wire and metal pieces.
I also love to fuse glass in my kiln, but, to me, there seems to be a limited amount of things I can do with my glass 'globs' once they are cooked.
Then I toured the blogs and realized that I can use seed beads to make bezels for my 'globs'. Inspiration! A light turned on in my brain, and I decided to teach myself how do do them.
I downloaded a great tutorial from Fusion Beads and was on my way! So...here is a picture of what I've been working on with my newly learned skill:
I've got lots of beads and glass to work with, and I'm excited to see what else I can learn - bead embroidering, for instance...
Now, have you had a chance to check out "Grateful Living" yet? Nellie Wortman of Early Morning Thoughts is today's contributor, and she wrote a beautiful piece speaking about being an optimist - well worth the read!