A Raven Themed Reveal
Over at Art Jewelry Elements, we decided to try something new this year with a quarterly theme open to all component makers and jewelry designers. In March, Jenny hosted a hare theme and in June I hosted a firefly theme. For October, Karen decided on ravens as the theme.
I wanted to try to make a raven in glass, and since the wildly talented and super nice Kerri Fuhr sells a raven tutorial in her shop (among MANY other lampwork tutorials), I wanted to try it. I've taken a class with Kerri before, and she is very generous with her knowledge. This tutorial is no different.
With my class load and family responsibilities, I only had time to attempt it once, which you can see below. It looks more like a chicken with a swan neck, but I know a few issues I had and will adjust when I attempt it again.
Here's one of Kerri's beads so you can see what it's SUPPOSED to look like. If you want to shop for beads made by Kerri, I think she mostly sells them on Facebook auction groups, but she posts pics and links on her Facebook business page.
I recently learned how to do bead embroidery from Jenny Davies-Reazor during an art retreat I hosted at my lake house. I also acquired what is technically a crow cab, but which I am calling a raven. Because I can. I got the bezel finished pretty quickly, but then came to a screeching halt when I wasn't happy with any of my bead selections to continue.
Then I ordered a ton of czech glass flowers and leaves and started back up. Yesterday. Because the reveal is today. And because I had a kazillion other things that had to be done yesterday and beading is better than all of that stuff.
And here's where I currently sit with this WIP.
I'm hoping to finish it today, but since I have to take my daughter shopping to get something that looks like Wednesday Addams for her costume tonight then deal with other Halloween related stuff, it probably won't happen.
This is a blog hop, and you are going to see some WAY better raven themed stuff than what I attempted. Go take a look at what other talented people made:
Art Jewelry Elements Team:
Jennifer Cameron <----you're already here!
Our Guest Bloggers: