My friend Sandeye gave me these glass chunks. They were left over from a glass installation she and Phil Jurus assisted with in New York City some years ago.
Sandeye wondered how the glass would looked made into beads fumed with fine silver, I said I would give it a go and see what turned out.
First, I pulled the chunks into rods and stringers. Slowly, I might add.
Then I started making beads.
I couldn’t mix the glass since I didn’t know the COE of any of it, so I experimented with silver fuming.
Then I got bolder.
I even thinned aluminum foil in my rolling mill to see how that would work. Not too well.
See those dark spots? That’s copper scrubber I cut with scissors.
Eventually, I used up all the glass.
I’ve been busy, haven’t I?
Think Sandeye will be surprised when she gets her beads? Don’t worry. I will keep a few.