Thursday, January 15, 2009

Etched Copper Green Beads

Browsing through the Lampwork, Etc. message board can be a good way to find creative inspiration when the glass muse is taking an untimely nap. I saw mentioned in one of the threads that CiM's Canyon de Chelly has a nice reaction with Copper Green, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I made these round beads with a base of CdC and Copper Green scroll designs. They measure about 12mm x 15mm. I'm really happy with them! It's fun for me to use non-silver glass once in a while! They're etched, which is a good thing to do with Copper Green beads to get rid of the grey metallic patina they sometimes get. This set is in my Etsy shop right now:

Canyon de Chelly and Copper GreenCanyon de Chelly and Copper Green

I just pulled a set out of the kiln made with a base of Vetrofond Odd Olive and Copper Green scrolls. I'm going to etch them, and if they turn out semi-cool I'll post a photo of them.
Have a beadyful day!


Patty said...

Gorgeous, Karolen! Funny, I always welcome the metallic effect with the copper green. :-) Just me, I guess. I've never tried CDC, but I'm thinking it might be a suitable replacement in my pallette for ASK Silver Cinnamon?

SueBeads said...

Very cool beads, Karolen! I like them.

BTW, you can get the ASK colors, they just aren't ASK anymore, they are Kugler, and there's a color conversion chart available so you know which is which! Just thought I'd mention it!

rosebud101 said...

Karolen, beautiful!
Thanks for the comment about ASK being Kugler now.

Karolen said...

Thanks for your comments!
Patty, the CdC is a gorgeous color that looks really good in organic beads, and I highly recommend you get some! I love this color! However, it's not brown enough to be a replacement for the Silver Cinnamon. Sue is right, find the corresponding Kugler color from a chart for your best match.

(another of my favorite CiM colors for organic beads is Stone Ground. It is close to the color of ASK Caramel Apple, maybe a little bit lighter.)

I have heard that many people do like the grey on the Copper Green! LOL! I guess I just prefer the shiny metallic colors!

Thanks again everyone for your comments!!!