Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Journey of an Owl

Today has flown by! Probably because I have been on the torch most of the day.  It has been the perfect day for it.....it is 71 here with a brisk breeze, so having the toasty kiln on & sitting by a torch feels good for a change!
(Yes in the Bahamas we consider 71 cool!)
I told you in my last post that I had the pleasure of having Cassie, from Glass Beadle, here to help me with my bead making.
When she came I had a list of beads I wanted to learn how to make. An owl was on that list, but the three days went by so quickly that we never got to it.
I wasn't worried, since she had taught me some great skills with sculpting so I figured I could figure it out on my own.
That little owl took several tries.....four to be exact....
Just for fun I thought I would share the photos with you.
The very first one broke - after the annealing, while I was cleaning him!! I was devastated!




It took me a few weeks to try again.....so here are Mr Two & Mr Three....
They were better, but still needed some work to get rid of the wonkiness!


And then success today!!! WOOHOO!!
I am pretty proud of this little guy!


Sorry for the terrible photo, but I couldn't wait to share him with you!
Tomorrow he will become a pendant.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

These owls are adorable!!!

Karen Williams said...

He was definitely worth the work! This little guy is wonderful! So much personality. I like Mr. Two and
Mr. Three as well, and am so sad about your first!

Sigga Dis said...

I love your Owl´s, how cute can they be.. What are they made of??

BahamaDawn said...

Thanks SIgga ~ these owls are made from glass.

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