Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Beadie






I'm going to be a total thread hog today - there's three pictures of the bead I made in class this weekend, plus one of the most recent progress on Alhambra Garden.

The three pictures of the bead show both sides, plus a size comparison with my hand - this bead is *big*! Honestly, it's probably the largest bead I've ever made. The instructor calls this one "Galaxy" and I can see why. But I think it turned out well. It's always tough with class beads - inevitably don't do something right in the process of making the bead, and it doesn't look just the way it's supposed to - but its all part of the learning process. I would have liked to shape the bead a bit more - it's pretty close to being on centre, but the ends are slightly crooked.

It's been a while since I posted an Alhambra update too - it's definitley coming, if I can only do this much 4 more times, I should be close to being done :).

6 comments:

Melanie said...

What a great bead Karin. There are some great 'special effects' going on in there!

jymisgurl said...

Cool bead! I think it looks great! And great progress on Alhambra!

Michelle said...

Love the bead - it really does look like a galaxy!

M said...

It's so pretty! Wow. Whatever would you do with that? I gandered at your instructors' beads, wow!!

Thank you for the comment on my QM. :o)

Suz said...

great progress on Alhambra...

And by george batman that IS a huge bead! (so much bigger with your hand to scale it!)

Da big bead is AWESOME!

Amy said...

What a gorgeous bead! I have at least three ideas of what I could do with it :D I love that it's so big. It's hard to find nice big focals.

Alhambra is looking fab!