Friday, July 17, 2009

Etched Scroll Design Beads

I have a few new bead sets made that I'm working on photographing and listing on Etsy. Here's a preview of one of the sets, made with a base of CiM Canyon de Chelly and scrolls of Effetre Copper Green. I love the reaction between these glasses! I've etched them to brighten up the Copper Green and reveal the nice dark lines around the design:Canyon de Chelly and Copper Green Etched BeadsI find most of the CiM glasses, like Canyon de Chelly, are a dream to work with. They have a really nice, smooth consistency, like butter or soft taffy. Effetre's Copper Green is a long-time favorite of mine, either etched or un-etched. Here is an example of un-etched Copper Green, with the grey metallic patina still on the surface:Copper Green Beads
Today I travel down to Phoenix, about a 2 hour drive. I'm picking up my 14-year-old daughter at the airport who is just returning from canoeing camp up near International Falls, MN. I bet it's a heck of a lot cooler up there than it will be in Phoenix today. According to the forecast it should be 112 degrees. At least that's cooler than last weekend when I was in Phoenix and it was 114. Ha ha. I know there's a lot of torchers down in Phoenix... how do you folks do it? Even up here in Sedona, it's not cool enough to make beads until 9 pm!
Ok, enough complaining about the summer, which I longed for all last winter. Time to enjoy this 'dry heat.'
Have a wonderful day and weekend, and stay comfortable :-)


SueBeads said...

Love your beads! I can remember being in the airport in Las Vegas, at midnight, to get a redeye home, and the air conditioning was broken, and the temperature was 115 degrees - AT MIDNIGHT!

one-eared pig said...

112? OMG.

Nancy said...

Love these new beads your going to list!! or did you already and I'm too late!?

Karolen said...

It took me a couple of days to get it listed, and then it sold in an instant.
It was so hot in Phoenix... around 116!