This week’s beads feature designs in varying shades of one of my favorite colors – pink!
This “Black Opal” bead uses a fantastic technique generously shared with the entire lampworking community by Amber of Naos Glass. It uses fine silver foil and silver glass to create amazing colors like rich orange and honey with bright flashes of intense cobalt blue and violet.
In “Rosewood”, I used Rubino Oro (which gets its fuchsia hue from real gold!) over dark silver plum creating a lovely, soft mauve-rose shade. The hand blown, reactive silver glass shards layered on top add a unique organic element with the webbing effect created in the flame.
“Ruby Storm” is a large hole bead that has multiple facets of a deep rose-red colored glass with specially treated ‘Stormed’ stringer on top which creates the floating swirls.
With “Pink Dew”, fine silver mesh is encapsulated beneath a thick layer of crystal clear glass. Once the glass is super heated to a molten state the mesh pulls apart to create all the tiny silver beads you see in the photo. A great effect – and a stunning bead to have as an addition to your Pandora bead collection.
All beads are available now on eBay – just click the images above to visit my store 🙂
Though we’ve experienced some frigid temperatures in recent weeks, the past few days have been unseasonably, but wonderfully, warm and breezy. It is absolutely perfect weather that has me pining for Spring and all the beautiful flowers that come with it.
In the meantime I have been having a lot of fun creating some flowers out of glass. This week’s beads feature many pretty designs from 3 dimensional raised flowers to smooth and shiny encased designs as well.
All items are available for purchase now – click the images below to visit my eBay store for more information 🙂
Keeping up with this blog is obviously not my strong-suit. I can give many excuses as to why I am so neglectful of it – such as how busy I am, how life just gets in the way, etc. Truth is, I often simply don’t know what to write about. At least, nothing that I think anyone would be too interested in reading.
But I will try to be better this year and come up with some new topics to post now and then. To start, I have ‘produced’ a new Flash gallery of beads I’ve made to date. Here it is…if you have a few minutes, check it out 😉 Enjoy the show!