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the various and sundry creations of sylvus tarn
Fun with Leaf
Or, playing with reactive metals

I took my leaf sucker to Don's class, and made this bead while applying the leaf I put on it—both gold and silver. Plus, some of Cindi's raku frit. The base bead is ivory. I primarily made this page for the benefit of Candy, our guild graphic designer extraordinaire, as a possibility for the guild postcard.

22x25x11.5 (approx). 3/32 hole. I like this side better because some of the gold leaf still shows.

reverse. This side has more color and is more dramatic. Gold and silver leaf, raku frit over ivory. Hollow mandrel wound, 6gms.

Not a terribly exciting bead, but one of the earlier ones I made after get[ting hit] by a car, so it has a special place in my heart. Plus it's like, only the second bead I've taken with my new camera, and boy, does it do a nice job.

Photographed 2jun10; minor edit, 05jan2016.