August 4, 2009

Beading Injuries

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.






7 comments:

  1. You are so funny. Sorry to read about your injuries - hope you heal up soon so you can get back to business. Have a great day!

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  2. I will have to show you my hot glass scars sometime.
    No more boo boo's Lorelei.

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  3. That shows complete dedication to your art! You are too funny! Take good care of yourself. Maybe that is God's way of saying slow down and take a break! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  4. At least you made some rockin' pieces before the injury! Don't let that bead get the best of you. Show him who's boss!

    Leslie

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  5. OUCH...i know what it's like to get injured beading...you should see my fingers, hands and arms from burns from my torch and hot glass...i feel your pain...

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  6. Ouch! Bad wire! Funny story, though ;)
    I love the combination of glass and hematite in those new creations - simple and classic, but absolutely stunning!
    I think I'll have to try that combination too, hope you don't mind.

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