Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead Bacon the ROAD HAWG Outlaw Biker Pig SRA Gelly:
This listing is only for Bacon, the pig. Check my other listings for Eggs, his Biker Chick girlfriend.
Bacon the Road Hawg or Biker Pig is ready for the road! Chunky piggy decked out in his leather jacket and cool shades, you just know he is looking for trouble!! I used fine silver wire for his silver studs and dark silver plum for his sunglass lenses. He is 27mm tall to the tips of his ears and was wound on a 3/32" mandrel.
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Most of the lampwork (glass art) beads that I make are either focal beads or charm beads - BHB (big hole beads) that fit Pandora, Biagi & Trollbeads chains. I love to make whimsical animals & critters. My favorites are pigs, but I've been known to make a puppy dog, kitty cat, penguin, lion, lamb, frog, fish, cow, spider, ladybug etc. Occasionally, I'll mix things up & make sets or pairs in modern, retro, organic or floral themes for jewelry designers to work their magic with.
I'm not sure I can say where my inspiration comes from other than from everywhere. Inspiration can strike at any time or place, from any & everything.
All of my beads are handmade by me with love & care, one at a time in the open flame of my torch. They are fully annealed in my digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength & longevity, after which, each is cleaned and inspected. Although they are very durable, they are glass which means they can break if they are handled improperly. I use many types of glass, including Effetre/Moretti, Creation Is Messy, Double Helix, Vetrofond, & Reichenbach.
Melting glass is my passion and I have loads of fun while working, which hopefully shows in my creations.