Thursday, January 27, 2011

Huge hollow beads

I just got back from a fabulous one day workshop with my friend Patti Cahill, and among other things, she demonstrated how she makes her huge hollow beads. I had talked to her about it before, but there is nothing like actually seeing it!  Today, while the snow came down, I finally got to try it at home, and took this bead out of the kiln tonight.  Unfortunately, there is a crack in it, so this one will be mine.  I think I need to tweak the colors a little, but all in all, I was not unhappy (except for the crack!)  It is the largest bead I have made, close to 2" diameter. 


  1. Holy Cow - That is one huge bead!!! Thank goodness it is hollow… Can't wait to see more (although you know I go all drooly over your teeny tiny ones…)

  2. See my post tonight- I made an even bigger one! Yes, they are huge!