Besides painting and fusing glass one of my other art addictions is making lampworked beads. Tonight I joined a fun challenge called "Bead Soup" where lampworkers from all over the world put together a set of their lampworked glass beads paired with other findings and ship them to another participant. Once you receive your set of "Bead Soup" goodies you use the beads and other items included in the package to create a unique piece of jewelry or ??? Everyone posts the finished masterpiece on their blogs and share the experience in a central blog. Sound like fun?? I'm excited and am now inspired to go out and fix the broken element in my kiln so I can make some beads!!
This will be the first time I've ever felt confident enough to submit my beads into one of these lampworking exchanges. Truth be told there are some amazingly talented bead artists out there and I feel my beads are just barely adequate enough to be included.
I'll post the set that I'm going to ship out once it's made and will then post the set I receive when I receive it. Shortly afterwards there will be yet another posting of the finished product. Wish me luck!!