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The Mirus Beads challenge for August 2005 - Alice in Wonderland.239 viewsAlice peering over the mushroom at the hookah smoking caterpillar.

I had the brilliant idea to make these multi-piece beads. Remind me not to attempt this again unless I have a kiln. This was the 2nd Alice I made and her skirt broke whilst taking her off the mandrel.

The first Alice was too tall and skinny. I suppose I could have entered her as the 'growing Alice'. lol

The signed blue mushroom was a perfect find at a Antiques Fair that was in town for the week.
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Alice In Wonderland - 2 Alices.127 viewsIntroducing "Stretched" Alice.
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Alice In Wonderland Challenge.116 viewsDifferent pic. It's almost like playing with dolls... lol
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 200588 viewsTechnique: Hollow bead made on end of mandrel.
Colours Used: Light and Dark Turquoise; Coral; Ivory; Lapis and Intense Black. All Effetre I think, but there could be some Vetrofond in there as well... Not sure...

I wanted to use reactive colours so I could turn the heat up and get that ancient look to it.
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - 2 Lotus Vessels97 viewsTransparent Lavender, Periwinkle, Violet, Ivory and Black.
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Core Vessel - Vase79 viewsMy first attempt at making a core vessel.
I striped orange and yellow glass lengthways instead of around the mandrel just to see what would happen...
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Core Vessel - Vase 284 views
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Water Urn89 viewsA 3x3.5cm hollow made on the end of a mandrel. White top and bottom with transparent lavender, teal and blue at the centre and Dark turquoise and coral, ivory and black twistie.
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 200579 viewsGreen Floral Vessel.
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Blue and Pink Floral80 views
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Starfish81 viewsMy second attempt at a beach scene. (The first one cracked...) One of the starfish's arms is the handle.
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Mirus Vessel Challenge - December 2005 - Starfish87 viewsThe other side.
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Brown, Orange and Tan Vessel76 viewsI have decided to make beads to match some of my clothes throughout 2006 so this is the first vessel that is colour co-ordinated to match one of my favourite skirts.
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Unknown glass used in Brown, Orange and Tan Vessel.67 views
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Last entries for the December 2005 Mirus Vessel Challenge66 viewsStriking Red and Straw Yellow Vessel with Star Millifiori; Purple floral; and Tan with Opal Yellow silvered stringer.
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Mirus January-February 06 Challenge - Black, Red and White Encased70 viewsOne cracked heart, (my first ever like this); 3 twisties, one with a huge bubble...; and a smeared bead containing some home made star murrini...
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Black, Red & Violet - Glass Beadmakers Jan-Feb 06 challenge74 views
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Black, Red & Violet - Glass Beadmakers Jan-Feb 06 challenge70 viewsBlack base encased with clear, red and violet swirls on top.
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Studio Bench setup77 viewsThis is how I set up my lampworking bench when I'm working on a challenge/bead swap.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge64 viewsChallenge Rules: Transparent base; Ivory or Opal Yellow dots in a continual circle around bead from hole to hole; one opaque and one transparent colour over dots; melt flat; poked bubble; encased.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge65 viewsPale Green base, Ivory and SIS dots overlaid with Yellow and Dark Amethyst. Encased in clear.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge58 viewsCloseup pic.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge57 viewsInk Blue base, Ivory and SIS dots with Light Pink and Dark Amethyst over. Encased in clear.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge66 viewsDark Amethyst base, Ivory and SIS dots with Ink Blue and Light Pink over. Encased in clear.
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Feb-March 2006 Mirus Challenge59 viewsBlack base, SIS, Copper Green and Light Teal.
Topaz base, SIS, Coral and Straw Yellow.
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Beading Forum Bead Swap. Jan-Feb 0674 viewsBeads that didn't make the swap. Sideways Stringer, Disc Bead and Circus Bead on left of picture. The rest are all Fairy Fondue rejects...
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Beading Forum Bead Swap. Jan-Feb 0664 viewsMy entries: Sideways Stringer; Disc Bead; Circus Bead.
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Received Beads for Beading Forum Jan-Feb 06 Bead Swap with a Twist.64 viewsTeaser pic...
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Received Beads for Beading Forum Jan-Feb 06 Bead Swap with a Twist.64 viewsAnd the bigger pic.
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Received Beads for Beading Forum Jan-Feb 06 Bead Swap with a Twist.64 viewsLarger closeup shot of top two rows.
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Received Beads for Beading Forum Jan-Feb 06 Bead Swap with a Twist.63 viewsLarger closeup shot of bottom rows.
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Watercolour Florals66 views
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Watercolour Florals67 views
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - Feb-Mar 200652 viewsCHALLENGE: Clear base; silver or not; dots of Ivory/Opal Yellow in diagonal line from hole to hole around bead; dots of one opaque and one transparent colour on top of base dots; poked bubble; encased.
These beads: Pale Grass Green and Clear base; Opal Yellow dots with Periwinkle and Rubino Oro dots on top; encased in clear.
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - March 2006 - Periwinkle.72 viewsLampwork Beads made with a mix of Periwinkle, Opal Yellow, Intesnse Black and Rubino Oro.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - Mar-April 200661 viewsLight Ivory base with Opaque Ink Blue, Copper Green and Black.
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Two Lampwork Heart Beads62 viewsMade on a base of Dark Ivory with Ivory, Copper Green and Opaque Ink Blue twistie.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - Mar-April 2006 - Reactive Colours.61 views
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - Mar-April 2006 - Reactive Colours.58 views
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - April 2006 - Dark Topaz.56 views
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - April 2006 - Dark Topaz59 views
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - April 2006 - Dark Topaz68 viewsDark Topaz and Ivory Lampwork Bead with Light Topaz, Goldstone, Turquoise, Ivory & Dark Topaz twistie.
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - May 2006 - Sage Green/Light Plum.53 viewsMoretti Sage Green (MP211)
Hollow Lampwork Vessel made with Sage Green and Avocado Green and decorated with hand made vine cane and Opal Yellow flowers.
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Beading Forum Colour of the Month Beads - May 2006 - Sage Green/Light Plum.52 viewsBullseye Light Plum (B-1405)
Lampwork beads made with Light Plum, White, hand pulled latticino, hand made vine and stamen cane.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - April-May 2006 "Inspiration Challenge"58 viewsThis challenge was to make beads to match some fabric.
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...and the beads.56 views
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"Inspiration Challenge". Night Sky.62 views
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"52 viewsWe have a double headed challenge this month - a continuation of the fabric beads from last month, plus a great sheet of fantasy wrapping paper to inspire us.

These beads are for my fabric section of the challenge.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"61 viewsAnd for the "Fantasy" section, an owl.
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Glass Bead Makers Challenge - May-Jun 2006. "Fabric & Fantasy"65 viewsA multi-coloured Dragon Scale Lampwork Bead for the Fantasy section.
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