Sunday, January 25, 2009

Warring States Beads

Wow, these beads took me most of the day but they sure were fun to make. They are rather crude but I am liking them a lot. I made a few smaller plain beads from the leftovers.

I used Sculpy Liquid clay to attach the first layer of the horns, since I had prebaked the base beads. I have no idea if it will hold together well or not, but I guess I will figure that out.

Warring States beads are originally from China and have quite a history. If you're interested you can google them. Many lampwork bead artists make them now, and I have always loved them and only recently learned about their history.

These are destined for a necklace.

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