I'll be making some oak leaf beads for sure - they're my favorite! They're a bit time-consuming to create but they really make me feel good. Perhaps that's because when I was a kidling we had a big oak tree in the back yard of our first house. Lots of warm fuzzy memories from that place, including the thunderstorms and the winter blizzards. And odd sort of "warm fuzzy", those blizzards.
Perhaps I'll try out some ginko leaves before I hit the road. I haven't done those yet, and it would be nice to have something new on my leaf board this year.
I went a bit crazy yesterday and created some pink leaves. Pink leaves? Well, yeah - we decided to do a line of "pastel" kits last year where the poppy and the leaves were the same color. Since I have a new pink glass this year I just had to throw in a set of pinks. Maybe Nanette will decide to put these with a fuschia poppy instead of a pink poppy. She always surprises me, and I won't get to see the finished kits until we're in Milwaukee.
This is the rest of what came out of the kiln this morning, and they're in the box waiting for me to head out to the post office.
Although I've been making leaf beads every day for the last who-knows-how-many days, I do make the occasional non-leaf bead just to keep myself from screaming. These would make a fine bracelet, but I won't have time to put them into a wearable. They'll be in my booth for someone else's creative endeavors. Hubby called them "JRT seeds". Say what? He told me that they're so happy and silly and energetic that he was sure if I planted them, I could grow a Jack Russell Terrier. What a concept! These beads are all encased in crystal clear glass, which doesn't show up well in the picture. Too bad, they have so much depth!
And now I'm off to mail out my beads, grab a bite of lunch, and get back to the torch. Have yourselves a wonderful creative day!