Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here are two of my latest silver cored beads. This first one is made with CiM's Mojito, my favorite pale emerald green glass color. The surface is decorated with raised designs of gold metallic Aurae. The Aurae fumes the Mojito to a golden color and puts a blue mother-of-pearl sheen on the surface:If you view the bead from the side, you can see the Mojito green color and blue sheen:
This next bead is made with Terra2 and Ivory, encased in Aether clear. I tried to keep the bead cool as I worked it to preserve the dark purple and red colors:
I'm doing some Spring cleaning of my bead stash and I'll be listing groups of orphan beads for sale in my Etsy shop.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I love the new Terra2 glass. This set is made with Terra2 and Double Helix odd lot SL-173. The SL is like Triton, it encases with a blue/green color, and it gave the green color to these beads. The pinks and purples are really nice in Terra2, if I can work it cool enough to keep the color from washing out. The encasing glass is Aether, and I left some area on the side of the beads unencased so it got a metallic shine. This set is in my Etsy shop tonite: