Friday, February 12, 2010

My First Beads

I wonder -- has anyone seen any of "the greats" show their first beads? I know Corina Tettinger has, and the lovely Z-Beads recently did. But anyone else? I'd love to know and to see?

Want to see mine? I despair of every being anything other than a Spacer Queen, but head to Watch Me Create to see what I've done.


  1. Your first beads look great - and I'm going to post my first beads just to prove it you! The second (of two) lampwork classes I took, the teacher made us do the 100 spacers and I think it's a great excercise. Have fun!

  2. I think they look great! I'd absolutely use them in projects:) Lampwork is something I want desperately to learn, but haven't had to the guts to start. So I cheer wildly for your first attempts! :)

  3. Your beads look great! Keep them around to refer to when you become an expert, they will remind you of where you started and how far you have come! I don't know if I will get past those first ones--I don't have a torch at home to play with and wish I had more time to get to the arts center. I posted my first beads on a post a while ago. Keep going, you are inspiring me to get back to it!

  4. I think they look smashing. It's important to document the first of anything. So, you've got an independent heat souce in the studio now, right?

  5. I'm not a great. But, I did document my beginnings. Here are some pics.

    As ugly as those babies are, I'm quite proud of them. #1) I didn't burn the house down. #2) I didn't injure myself #3) I played with a gas torch!!! and survived!

    Your first beads are beautiful! Don't forget to save them. You get ideas for later.


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