Craftster has been a large part of my life for the last few years and has definitely encouraged me to try new things and experiment more. There are so many new recipes I've tried and projects I wouldn't have even thought of attempting before I'd seen them on here!
One of the things I've really wanted to try was glass so I was really excited recently to have the opportunity to play with glass and make some glass beads.
It's a pretty basic thing I guess to most glass crafters, but I'm usually playing with paper and scissors, not flames and glass. I was really really excited! Even the green safety goggles they made me wear didn't deter me!
So in the spirit of trying new things, here I am making my very first glass beads!
But first, the beads!
A few action shots...
I was going for rustic with them...luckily!
I was warned that there might be a chance that some beads might not make the cool down process depending on how successfully they had been made, so I was pleased when all 10 of mine came out okay!
I used different yarns and fibres to string the beads together. I really like the contrast between the hard glass and the soft yarns so I snipped them so the yarns poke out between each bead. And bells, because everything is better with bells!
I think my favourites are the spotty ones, but I love them all in their own way...my little glass babies!
Now I want to try more glass crafts. Thank you, Craftster!