Beading can be dangerous. This bead is from my friend Lynn Davis. She sent it to me a while back and last night I picked it up to wire wrap it for a bracelet design. The hole wasn't visible and I'm thinking at this point that the paint probably dribbled into the hole and that I could probably stick my wire into it. So I cut a piece of steel wire and tried jamming it into the hole with some pliers. The wire wasn't completely straight, had a bit of a curve it and of course, popped out the back of the bead into my index finger. I bandaged it up. Went back to the studio. Let's try this again. Same thing happened again, but with my thumb. I gave up after that. I mean really, how stupid can I be!? I guess I was just really determined to get that bead into a piece of jewelry. Determination can sometimes be mistaken for stupidity.
Do you know how hard it is to bead with band-aids on? Luckily I had created these four pieces before the other fiasco happened. These will be listed in my shop momentarily.