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Finding Your Voice Workshop – Week 5 – From a Song

Hungry Eyes – here’s lookin’ at you!  The assignment for this week of the workshop (Finding Your Voice –Sylvie Lansdowne on Facebook) was to choose any song and make a bead the was inspired by this song.  I had a difficult time choosing a song!

In the end, I chose “Hungry Eyes” sung by Eric Carmen; it was in the movie Dirty Dancing.  This song is neither my favorite, nor does it have any special meaning to me.  However, when I was explaining the assignment to my husband in Steak ‘n Shake, this song started plaing on their XM radio.  Hmm, I had a comment about my prior bead that it looked almost like eyes.  There it was; I had a song. As a total aside, I discovered that this song was recorded in Beachwood, Ohio – not too terribly far from where I live!

Glass Lampwork Bead - Hungry Eyes

Glass Lampwork Bead - Hungry Eyes

I can see where I can make improvements to this bead, but the rules of the workshop are quite explicit – make one bead, and that is the one to post.  You can make more, but the first one is the workshop bead.

Now that I made the bead, it brought back a memory.  When I was young, there was a drive in restaurant called the Hungry I in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  I loved going there!  They had a signature burger – the “I”.  It was a lot like a Big Mac, but it predated that sandwich by at least a decade, and was much juicier.  It was delivered hot and juicy to your car in a paper wrapper with an olive on a toothpick skewered into the burger.  Maybe I can start a “Tribute to the Hungry I” series.

Interested?  Read more in this series about the Finding Your Voice Workshop.

Rosemarie Hanus makes beads in her home studio. Look at some more of these beads at EtsyArt Fire, or my Spawn of Flame website.


Finding Your Voice Workshop – Week 4 Finding Your Own Inspiration

The assignment for this week of the workshop (Finding Your Voice –Sylvie Lansdowne on Facebook) was to take a photograph and make a bead.  The exercise was to emphasize that inspiration is everywhere.  While this sounds simple, my first reaction was that there was only snow outside everywhere.  Mallory, also in my workshop group, mentioned the same thing.  No, I did not have to photograph something outside, but I stubbornly wanted to.

So I photographed the snow.  We have had a lot of melting of this snow this past week, so it is not exactly pretty right now.  In fact, it was downright dirty and pitted.

Melting Snow

Melting Snow

Here is my bead, which I think has lots of possibilities.  I actually like it the way that it is. I used ivory and silver to give the base a dirty snow look.   Originally, I was going to place trapped air bubbles in the white circles, but when I poked the indents to do that, I sort of liked the effect they way that it was.  So, I stopped.

Glass Lampwork Bead - Inspired by Snow

Glass Lampwork Bead - Inspired by Dirty, Melting Snow

I think I caught the essence of dirty snow, don’t you?


Finding Your Voice Workshop Week 3 – a Personal Bead

I was behind a week on posting about the workshop (Finding Your Voice –Sylvie Lansdowne on Facebook) beads, so now I will be caught up.  The assignment for the week was to make a bead based on something personal, a physical reminder of something emotional.

Before I give you the backstory, I would simply like to present the bead.

David Didn't Drown