I'm in awe of what "true beaders" create and am in love with their intricate designs. However, I know my skill and patience level are shall we say, lacking? Knowing my limitations, I set out to make a fused glass/lamp-worked bead design that might delight my partner.
Here's what Tanya sent me - and I have to tell you I was gobsmacked when I opened the package that came in the mail.
|Chain Maille Christmas Tree pendant/ornament made with tiny green rubber rings and teeny anodized aluminum jump rings with a pendant holder and sweet gold star added - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!|
After I drooled a bit over the beautiful Christmas tree pendant (currently being used as an ornament), I noticed there was another little package in the box, waiting to be opened.
|One side of the beautiful beaded flower/star beaded ornament|
|The other side of the beautiful beaded flower/star beaded ornament|
So this was what I sent Tanya - a 3.5" x 3.5" square glass ornament/window catcher made of fused glass with a "hangy-dangy" made with torched glass/lamp worked beads.
|My humble offering - a fused glass ornament/sun catcher|
|3.5" x 3.5" square fused glass with dichroic "goobers" and noodles in shape of a Peace sign|
|Lamp worked beads with copper findings - "hangy-dangy" attached to bottom of Peace symbol|