Friday, May 23, 2008
Hi there! Here are two new bezels and one really old one that never went into production because its so darn heavy. In theory, I could mold it, cast some waxes and tool it to perfection. Originally, I had carved a mermaid inside holding a starfish, it was really pretty, but made it even heavier, so I dug it out and left it blank. It has the last lines of a John Donne poem on the back 'Teach me to hear the mermaids singing' - one of my favorites. Anne Choi has a bead depicting scenes from that poem, one side has a falling star, a mandrake root, a cloven hoof and I can't remember the last side. She makes the best beads, I can't wait to add to my collection at the Bead and Button Show. I'm already making a list. Anyway, I'm making new bezels tonight, so we can fire them tomorrow and get them in molds. I'm shooting for three more. The challenge will be to fill them with nice sculptures. I'm thinking animals for this set. They are fun to carve. Any requests? I think more owls for Andrew (I've been promising him one for ages, but the Fusion Beads girls always beat him to them!). I can hear an owl outside right now, which is nice,but means I have to spend some time trying to identify it. Sometimes its such a nuisance being particular. I should put a movie on, I can work for hours that way, but in the summer I like to leave the windows down to listen to the birds. I like it best when its almost dawn, it seems like every bird in the forest is crying out salutations to the coming day.
Posted by Cynthia Thornton at 12:00 AM