So, I said I'd show you what I did on the torch last week when the weather was so temperate.
I made a few other things, but this set is my favorite.
The base is a very pale transparent aqua and the flowers and vines are a pale sky blue. They're pretty right out of the kiln, but I etched them so the design shows up more clearly and they appear to glow from within.
I can see them made into a bracelet to be worn on a tan wrist. Perfect for the summer.
Where did I get the name? One year for Christmas, when I was about 7 or 8, one of my gifts from my parents was a book called A String of Blue Beads. I think the theme was something like The Gift of the Magi. I always remember that gift because for some reason it made me feel very special. It may well have been the last Christmas our parents were together and it was a nice memory.