Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Metallic Scroll Design Beads

I had another special order in April for some beads with metallic scroll designs. Here is the set I made for the order, using a base of clear and CiM's Leaky Pen with Triton scrolls:Leaky Pen and TritonLeaky Pen and Triton
Leaky Pen has very dense color, so I thinned it by mixing a rod of clear and a rod of Leaky Pen together in the flame, creating a big blob of mixed color and then pulling it out to a 5mm rod. I then used this mixed rod for the base bead, encased it with another layer of clear only, then added the Triton scrolls and reduced.

I have more metallic scroll beads available in my Etsy shop. This set is made with Pale Emerald Green and Triton:Pale Emerald Green and Tritonand this set is made with Amber Rose and Triton:Amber Rose and TritonStop by my Etsy shop to see more beads and photos.
Enjoy your day!


rosebud101 said...

Those metallic scrolls are beautiful! It's great to see the beads again!

squash said...

I love them all, the pale emerald green set is fabulous!

SueBeads said...

I wondered how you got your leaky pen to look so nice - I used it the other day and it looks black, it's so dark! Thanks for the tip!

Karolen said...

Hi everyone, thanks for your comments!
Sue, I'm glad you could use the tip about Leaky Pen. I love the color, but it does take a lot of thinning with clear before it looks anything besides black! I used about 50/50 Leaky Pen to clear.

Nancy said...

I love these!! Glad your back to blogging and showing us your work :)