I have spent the last few days at the torch and had so much fun. I decided not to try and be too clever and just make pieces that I love making, so I made hearts and floral focals. The hearts are nice to make because they are relatively quick in comparison to the florals but they are pretty fiddly all the same and the florals may take over 2 hours each but I can really get lost in them. Now I just need to work on some new color combinations that are really striking and not just bland or horrible.It's weird sometimes if I don't torch for a while it takes a few days to get my level back up to pace and get the feel for it again. Also I can get really good at a particlar type of bead by sheer repetition but then if I don't do it again for a while I can't do it at all, its almost as if certain beads belong to certain times and then you have to move on. Some of my very favorite beads I have made over the last few years I have sold or given away thinking I could repeat them but no, not a chance. Not only are they not as good as the original they tend to be absolutely terrible, so now if I make a bead I love I keep it!