Tuesday, June 05, 2007


UPDATE: 'BEAD' has found a wonderful home!
As always thanks so much Heather & Sooz for your comments :-)


It's a strange thing that happens sometimes.....

I'll open the kiln to pull the work from the prior day and within the fire brick cave will be piece(s) that create giddy delight in my heart and soul! A piece/set/pieces that far exceed my anticipation when I gently place them in the nearly 1000 degress of heat for the long 'annealing nap' lol.

Here's an ideal example ~ I love the nearly jeweltone aspect of the colors! I love the sense of 'movement', the size! This piece sings to me.......

Here's another image with handmande aged brass beads and turq seaweed beads of mine that I used to complete the set ~

Are you wondering what the strange thing is? Or why the post title is poor poor bead?

Ah I'm wondering too - because this focal, this set that I adore hasn't garnered so much as a hint of interest at auction. Perplexes me to be sure, lol. And most certainly gives the bead a complex, lol

Perhaps it sings only to me? :-)

Perhaps too large? Too busy a design? Brass is bad?

Is the price, 11.95 for 3 lampwork, the brasses and the little turq acrylic beads) excessive? Are large focals difficult to design with? Hmmmmm.......

LOL these are the things that rattle around in my mind, as I wonder what it is I'm missing... Insights, suggestions, critiques, positive AND negative are very welcome -and appreciated!

And does this happen in your creaative world too? Do you ADORE a piece and find it seems to speak only to you? I'd love to hear! (confusion loves company! roflmao)

Poor poor bead - he's going to need rejection therapy, lol!


  1. Heather Ward4:05 PM

    Very strange noone wants to take him home!! I love the bead, I'm on the fence about the brass with it. The price seems right:) Maybe the right beadaholic hasn't yet surfed the auction. Hope his luck changes, I have a bead box here that would be perfect rejection therapy if it comes to that! LOL!

  2. I agree with Heather... The brass detracts from the beauty of the bead. You know if I wasn't broke, I'd snap it up. I have a couple that look like that... LOL

  3. The bead on its own is fine,it has a happy feel to it,so bright silver
    and turquoise would work well.
    Now the fire dragon says,women tries to hard to be all things,beauty surrounds us,walk in beauty,you create beauty.
    Blessings my friend.