After I finished teaching the stringing class, I set up my torch and started experimenting with different enamel color combos and techniques:
Here are a few beads I sifted a second color onto:
(l) t. raspberry on white, (r) t. raspberry on clover
Next I opened up some filigree beads, turning them into floral bead caps, then enameled them with one color, followed by dipping them into a second color to coat their tips.
" fantasy flowers" a la Barbara Lewis
I tried several different combos, and haven't yet hit the one I want to use for a floral necklace. Maybe today, if I have time!
I hope I don't regret not devoting this spare time to my Bead Soup!