At this stage of my lampworking or glass beadmaking, I am most delighted to literally make renderings on my beads as I would on a piece of drawing paper. Perhaps this is one huge influence that makes me use white glass as the background for most of my recent beads. White is a pure color where other colors can show their true identities. Sure, it has a huge disadvantage, not everyone likes to wear or use white beads.
Another advantage or disadvantage which I can't tell is, I love making round beads too. I probably have said this before, it brings forth my childhood days of playing marbles with my cousins. Childhood is one of the best times in life - something we only grasp when we are older. The round bead feels good in my hands, it soothes me. Try holding one in your hand, rub the bead, see how it makes you feel.
It's already the fourth Advent and 2010 is almost coming to an end. I can't believe that this year has come and is going soon. Wow!
Have a peaceful fourth Advent with your family and loved ones.
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THE LITTLE GEISHA #2
THE LITTLE GIRL WITH EARMUFFS