Handmade Glass Glow In The Dark Dread Beads. Hmmmm. These are interesting to make on many levels. The Glow in the Dark powder is a little persnickity. It doesn’t just melt in smoothly–it has to be gently and not so gently smooshed in and worked throughout the glass I am using a the carrier glass. And if that carrier glass has issues of its own, I can create a genuine broohaha in my own studio!
One of the other reasons these are funny to me is–I have short hair. I always dreamed of the thick rich hair my sister had, but no. The Hair Goddesses giggled and laughed and downright guffawed when they passed over my head.
They conspired and decided to create wire like curls here and there. They sprinkled in some cowlicks and other anomalies. They made it so whenever I gritted my teeth and waited for it to grow instead of chopping it off in frustration, it grew in the shape of Bozo the Clown from the 1960’s…..you know, pointy on the sides, and much, much worse than a mullet….
But finally, finally finally, I found a cut that made it work. I just had to always keep it short and the reward was no fuss, consistently complimented curls.
But getting back to glass Dread Beads. What does my hair story have to do with dread beads? It’s just ironic I make and sell these glass dread beads when I have no opportunity to even try them on! Of course, I also made over 4000 hair scrunchies out of all kinds of beautiful and fun fabrics back in the 80’s, so maybe I am just going through another weird cycle!
I would love to see my handmade beads in your locks!!! Send me an image or two– just email it to me at my Contact Us page address with any details and a release if it’s ok to post here!