2008 hearts:
winged and not

This sub-index collects the 2008 (and beyond)[1] heart bead posts. Turns out a lot of people like ’em, so I've been making them. And I do think these side drill winged hearts are cool. They're one of the very few examples of beads where the real thing basically came out just like the concept.[2]

3 experimental winged heart beads. Czech vintage garnet and tourmaline pink glasses. April 08. The heart part of the bead measures roughly 15mm across.

The other notable thing about these beads is that I'm pretty sure I made them on the minor, while torching with somebody else—probably Cindi. Yes, I'm trying to get all my friends to torch with me, while the weather's nice. I've really enjoy working with other folks!

file created 14may08.

20090128

Though these beads were made earlier, this is the first post about them specifically . Originally posted 28jan09. 28jan2009

 
20080607

Not just winged hearts, but flaming winged hearts. Originally posted 7jun08. 07jun2008

 
20080602

Assorted red winged hearts . Originally posted 02jun08. 02jun2008

 
20080531

Pink pixie winged hearts. . Originally posted 31may08. 31may2008

 
20080528

Winged hearts done in the abstract style. Originally posted 28may08. 28may2008

 
20080521

Blue winged hearts for Margaret. Originally posted 21may08. 21may2008

 
20080229

Top ``drilled'' hearts in check glass tourmaline pink. Originally posted 25jan08 29feb2008

 
20080123

More little top-drill hearts . Originally posted 23jan08. 23jan2008

 
20080122

I experiment with top ``drilled'' hearts . Originally posted 22jan08 22jan2008

 

[1]Nah, I'ma make another index for that. Ha!

[2]2016 update: Unfortunately, the wings, even the ones that curved around the hole, tended to make the beads top-heavy, no matter how much I ‘drooped’ the heart bead; so I abandoned the concept before getting it work properly.