So yesterday was “Focal” day in my studio. I don’t know how it happened, but I was in the mood to make focal beads. Lots of them. That only happens once in a Blue Moon. I get in a Zen-like state while torching, and love to do sets with many similar or identical beads. It calms me and I can forget the world around me. I guess it’s to counterbalance the unpredictable madness of my daily life as a mom of two little girls.
Here’s yesterday’s “crop” of focals (click on pic for bigger view).
One is missing … I guess I was checking too long for chill marks, and it had thermal cracks.
I can’t make up my mind which ones to etch. Right now I think I’ll etch the 4th bead in first row (opal yellow/purple), second bead in middle row (copper green/purple/opal yellow) and third bead in last row (green/purple).
Help me out! I would like to do a poll, but I just can’t figure out how to do that. Argh … would you believe it, I am computer literate and was working as an IT database developer in my previous life? Ah well, let’s just forget the poll and please add your comment to Facebook or here. Thanks 🙂
ETA: I think I will also try to etch one of the Fire Opal style beads, just to see how they turn out. Maybe the green one (3rd in top row).