Glass Pinwheel Stars-“Twisted Blues”
Pinwheels aren’t just for the wind! This sweet glass bead features cool pinwheel spirals inside the transparent core, with lively spots and dots of bright blue and sky blue.
I twisted the whole bead while it was hot to create the appearance of motion with the pinwheel fins–and that is easier said than done!
The glass has to be hot enough to move, without distorting the pattern. It has to be moved gently so as not to break the bead release! The planets have to align on just the right day for this to work………….!
Needless to say, handcrafting lampwork glass pinwheel beads are an exercise in heat control and patience. But they appeal to my stubborn side!