Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Glass Colors - Do the Happy Dance!

It's always Christmas when the UPS lady brings a box from Frantz Art Glass! I ordered a bunch of new colors, many of them Vetrofond odd-lots. They have names like "Moss Agate" and "Lichen." I'm always looking for more colors for the earth-tone palette.

I also ordered some silvered glass by Double Helix - Nyx, and their new glass, Psyche. I haven't even tried the Nyx yet because Psyche has stopped me in my tracks! This glass has a beautiful peacock-hued, oil-slick metallic shine to it. When I take some photos of my new Psyche beads I'll post them here.

Here's a bead I've just posted in my Etsy shop, made with some Vetrofond odd-lot colors and silvered Hades glass by CIM. The way the colors and the silver reacted with each other made patterns that reminded me of a Mandelbrot fractal:

Mandelbrot Focal Bead
Back to the torch... Have a great day everyone!


Bosphorus Glass said...

I have no idea what Mandelbrot fractal but this bead is just to die for! I love the autumn disks too. All my favorite colors!!!
Aren't you a lucky girl to have some Psyche to play with? I can't wait to see your new beads with it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Karolen said...

Thanks, Ilknur. I'm making a post with a photo of a mandelbrot fractal and some psyche beads.
I'm also working on another "Autumn Disks" set because they're all my favorite colors, too!