Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday 5-11-11

I was so disappointed when I opened up the kiln last night and took out these beads.  Especially with the brown ones.  I was trying out some new glazes and had high hopes for these two colors, the red brown and the blue brown.  I was ok with the blue brown, but not the red brown.

When I got up this morning I was feeling a little better about them.  They looked a little better in the sunny light of early morning.  I was getting ready to rush out to my studio and make more beads so I could try some other combinations to improve the color.  And then I thought what if.....?  I went to my wire box and got out some new to me antiqued copper wire from Kabela Design that I had picked up at a bead show last month.  And I started wire wrapping the beads and putting them together and all of a sudden I was feeling really happy, excited and delighted with my new beads and new colors. 


The moral of this story for me is never judge a bead out of context.  I should know this by now but I am forever forgetting this wonderful quality of beads--the way they change color depending on what they are next to.

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Thank you for stopping and have a great day.  We have SUN today in the Northeast.  Yeah!!

12 comments:

  1. Mary, I think they look absolutly stunning combined with the wire

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  2. Nice Mary! I was looking at a kiln for ceramics yesterday and I saw awww you better get your Lampwork straight lol! Lovely beads Mary xx

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  3. Mary, pretty beads and so lovely with wire. The blue one with the little speckles is a pretty glaze too. I agree with giving them time to appreciate them before discarding them.

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  4. I'm glad you're happy with them now Mary, I like both colors very much and what you've put together so far is wonderful!!

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  5. I definitely like them!

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  6. I agree completely. I often come back to things that I've set aside for months and thought just why did I think this is so awful. But glazes are like that. You just never really know if a new one will meet your expectations. I quite like that brown. It plays nicely with other colours.

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  7. I quite the colors...very earthy. And they are so gorgeous wire wrapped.

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  8. Hi Mary, you could never make anything that looks bad i love the colors and copper is my fav wire to work with!! p.s. Jack made our great yesterday thanks for all the well wishes ttfn L:)

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  9. I am so glad you feel better about them now! I loved them by themselves but the way you put them together is also fantastic. Yay for beady ingenuity. Enjoy the sun! :)

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  10. I am so glad you continued to work with them! I thought at first glance they looked lovely, but I can understand when the image in your mind doesn't meet up with reality it's disappointing. I love the wire-wrapping, especially the addition of the wire-wrapped fiber. Very pretty, Mary!

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  11. Mary, what a gorgeous piece....just love the rustic look. :-)

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