i spent yesterday rushing pell-mell thru my responsibilities to get an hour in the studio. made 4 awkward-looking tube beads (pics later). the first was the worst, the last-the best...maybe if i make a few more tonight they'll get even better. anyway, then i had some extra time, so i strung these(by "these" i mean my first pieces with my own successful tear-away texture AND my first attempt at using fine silver bezel cups fired into metal clay) together with leopard jasper and carnelian beads.
as usual, i recognize that 6:50 am, in my classroom, with a point-and-shoot camera are not optimal conditions for taking photos of jewelry. it's that-or-nothin' these days.