Friday, May 8, 2009

Blue and Metallic Frit Beads

I recently made some bead sets using Triton, Kronos frit and clear, and I was really happy with the way they turned out. They were all made using variations on the same basic recipe.

This first set has a base of Triton, with Triton and Kronos frit. I reduced the base bead, then added random dots of clear on top. Then I reduced again and encased the whole bead in clear, then reduced one more time to get some metallic shine around the holes:Triton and Kronos frit beadsThis set was made the exact same way, except that I didn't do a final encasing:Triton and Kronos frit beadsFor this set, instead of random dots of clear I applied the clear in an even pattern, and put air bubbles in the centers. This is my ultimate favorite set of late:Triton and Kronos frit beadsAll of these sets are now sold, but I had a really fun time making them so I think I'll make some more.

I've finally ordered some Aurae glass from Double Helix. It should be here in a few days. I can't believe it has taken me this long, but I've been using the Aurae test batches M-166 and M-232 for a while and they're running out. I'm really excited to get the Aurae, as I see there is quite an Aurae frenzy on eBay! With good reason, it's a gorgeous glass.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a scrumptious weekend!

9 comments:

sassyglassdesigns said...

Wow these are gorgeous. I can't decide of sets 1 & 3 which is my favorite.

rosebud101 said...

As always, gorgeous beads! You make that silver glass sing!

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one-eared pig said...

YUMMY!

The Beading Gem said...

No wonder they all sold. They are drop dead gorgeous! Pearl

belvedere beads said...

watery beauty!

Sue Doran said...

I love these beads - absolutely wonderful work.

Lynne Glazzard said...

Goodness, these are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing them, inspirational

Karolen said...

Wow, thanks for your nice comments everyone, you make my day!