To be honest, I’m not quite sure yet. LOL. But I am very excited about it and read it already several times. Let me admit this: It’s so not “my” style! But Lydia is one of my lampwork heros. Her beads are superb works of art, and I could get lost for hours just exploring every little detail of her gorgeous beads.
Here is one of the hearts from the tutorial (pic courtesy of Lydia Muell):
I take this tutorial as a challenge and want to learn first the different techniques – who are so elaborate, I can’t imagine how long I need to even practice before attempting the first bead and how many hours it’ll take me to actually finish one of the three hearts described in her tutorial . No surprise that her beads are so outstanding, if you see how much preparation and detail works goes into each of them.
Once I’m more comfortable with the techniques, I hope I’ll be able to incorporate some of the elements in one or other form into my own beads. HOW I can do this, is at the moment still a complete mystery to me … it’s as if two parallel lampworking worlds are clashing and I just can’t imagine what the result will be. But exactly that is the absolutely exciting part that kept me awake for several hours last night 😉 :).