Ideas cascade. Do something for awhile, and eventually, you begin to wonder what would happen with this or that variation. Follow those small changes long enough and eventually you have a series, the end of which may be quite different than the beginning.
My business partner gets complaints from her customers about protrusions on beads, so she prefers smooth beads. I enjoy working with her (very much) but every once in a while I rebel, and out come the bright oranges, reds and yellows, or, in this case, extravagantly bumpy beads.
In this case, I had a lot of frit from a failed valentine's marble, and also some green frit from attempting to grind (without preheating & quenching) transparent effetre stringer. Since the pieces were often too big for my normal abstracts, I decided to go the other way and emphasize the uneveness.
file posted on or about 11may02 to glass bead index.
A while back I made some ultra-bumpy abstracts. I really liked these beads, but Page's customers didn't. So eventually they all sold, and because I didn't have anyone in particular nagging me to make more, the variation went into hibernation, though I always assumed that I would someday make mor...
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