The 2nd annual Fine Spring Evening was held Wednesday at Crystal Park School. This year I offered to demonstrate glass bead making as a station at the celebration of the arts. It was a great time. The students provided an outstanding meal, there were plays and other demonstrations as well as a silent auction and bake sale.
I had a steady stream of young and old who wanted to offer up suggestions to create. There was everything from Submarines to of course angry and not so angry birds.
I always let the audience pick the colors and the bead to make. I can usually make it look something like they were thinking.
It really is great fun to get the audience participation and to watch the smiles and excitement as the beads start to take shape.
The hardest part is making people wait to see the finished products once annealed from the kiln.
Tomorrow I get to deliver them to all the people who participated.