Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Big Beads Rock!

I'm making beads for the Vegas show. I never seem to make enough to support a show and selling online but if you ever see anything you like and want here, by all means, contact me!

This week, I decided to play around with my Zoozii's Straight Sided Lentil press. This is a BIG press and I love it! In glass terms, it takes one and a half 13" rods of glass to fill this puppy up. Did I tell you that I love it? I cringed at using 1.5 rods of my beloved copper green for this one but I like the results, do you?

Here's another with a size reference image so you can see how big I'm talking about -

Been making other stuff too - finally finished my sisters' Christmas presents (oops) but they liked them anyway. These are commonly known as "Pandora" or "Biagi" bracelets. It's fun to collect the charms for them and of course, I made and silver cored the glass beads on them. If you're not familiar with these bracelets, the beads and charms have bigger holes so that they'll fit over the clasp and slide on the bracelet.

Finally, I've been meaning to post a pic - nothing special, but here is the hat I made for Rich. He doesn't really need it, as he lives in the deep South, but I had to make it for him anyway. It's nice to have someone in mind when you're spinning and then knitting something and I can't think of a nicer person!


  1. I haven't tried that press yet but the beads look great! I think I bought the smaller size and haven't had time to use it yet. If I can talk my daughter-in-law's sister out of some Alpaca fur (is that what you call it? - fur?) when she shears them in the spring I'll send it to you or bring it to Bead and Button for you if you want. The last stuff she put in a room to dry and got it all moldy...ugh!

  2. Sharon - thanks for thinking of me. I looove Alpaca, no matter what it's called! I'd pay shipping and trade yarn or whatever! You should try the press. The beads are just gorgeous with their straight sides.