Friday, February 26, 2010

The Nautilus Beads

I had F.U.N. yesterday with my new hotter torch! When I brought my bouquet of beads in from the studio this morning (and that is what it looked like, a bunch of big beads on mandrels held up like a bouquet of flowers!), Luke said "Holy Moly, MOM, you made ALL those?". Yes, it's a record I think, 9 beads in about 5 or 6 hours of torching. I got to play and experiment AND make some things I think would sell as well - it was great.

So, my playtime included... trying to make Nautilus Fossils. My inspiration was this:

and this:

And this is what I came up with:


  1. PERFECT...i love them...
    btw...are you using your new smasher?...

  2. thanks you guys! Eileen, I'm using the TP Masher - it's still my favorite.

  3. I collect fossils and I collect lampwork beads so this is like the best of both worlds!

  4. oh how fabulous - your work is so amazing!

  5. oh wow. it really looks like little fossils captured in glass!

  6. Oh my are so talented. I just stumbled across here (no...not the techno. def. of stumbled...but my bumbling awkward searching stumble...grin. Wow...I am major impressed with your work. I am going to 'bookmark' you or whatever tis called. Love your stuff...amazing! Oh, and I have succumbed to American Idol as well. grin...whats a gal to do when neither husband or son is at home at nights...