Sunday, October 11, 2009

Challenge Me, Please!

After seeing the trees made by Pam Brisse of the Blue Between on Etsy,
I decided to challenge myself to make a few trees, and I did. This first tree I made using Gaffer glass. The background is Denim Blue and the tree is Chalcedony. I couldn't coax all the colors out of the tree that I was hoping to coax out, but I do like the streaks of chalcedony in it's infant color form.

I made this tree with a blue moon in the background. Want to guess what the name of the bead is? You got it: Once in a blue moon!

This last one, I do have listed in my Etsy store.
Can you guess the name of this one?
It's called Harvest Moon.

After I made these beads, I noticed something was feeling a bit wrong. I've only been making a couple of beads a day, because I realized that my muse is on vacation! I don't know where. I don't know how long she'll be gone, but I want her back!

So, my request to you is to CHALLENGE ME! I need my muse back.

Here's what I'd like you to do. Post an idea for a bead using colors, a technique, etc, and in a week, the good Lord willing and the crik don't rise, I will post my results. Be specific in what you'd like to see me make. If I have the glass and/or the needed tools, I will try. I want to grow as a beadmaker. I want my muse back, too, and you can be a great help to me, so, please,


Manuela said...

Well ... my idea is to take a plane and come on over ..... you can have a place in my studio :-),

xxxxx, M.

Manuela said...

Teheeeeeeeeeee... honey, Germany is nice, we have here even forests and lakes for a walk and lots of inspiration :-).


rosebud101 said...

Now, don't even tempt me with that one! You might end up with a permanent studio guest! :) Me lol

Dia said...

The trees are so fun!
The first thing that comes to mind is something with spirals - spiral dance beads!
And an aside - have you ever made rose beads?? With a name like rosebud . . . I have inst.& words about them over at the Vale :)

kelleysbeads said...

I like your tree beads, Mallory. Seeing the moon behind the branches is a nice touch. Are you going to make any more with leaves? What about making some hollow beads, but not by blowing into the hollow mandrels to make them? And then a tree on one of those?