Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Black & White Beads

"Monochrome Garden"

When the International Society of Glass Bead Makers asked for entries for a show of beads in monochrome, I was intrigued.  I never managed to make anything for the show, but the idea remained in my mind, and I finally got a chance to experiment with it last month.  Here are some of my black and white beads. 
 "Molecule Choker"

I used enamels, cane, and super thin dense black stringers.  I call this my "Molecule Design," but I was definitely inspired by the marvelous work of german lampworker Melanie Moertel.  
 "Molecule Necklace"

The focal beads are on Sterling Silver 16" Omega chains and the necklace is made with sterling silver chain and various natural stones.  None are yet up on my etsy site, but they are for sale.  Everything takes time...