Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Silver Glass Crystal Beads

Good evening bead and jewelry lovers!
I'd like to share a few beads I've made this past week, but before I do, I just need to say one more time I LOVE MY NEW KILN!!! I look forward to torching just to use it. The old kiln I was using was my very first bead kiln. I bought it in 1998. It was one of the first kilns designed specifically for beads, called the Toaster Kiln, made by Brian Kerkvliet and sold by Frantz. Kiln manufacturers have really improved on the game since then. This new kiln from The Glass Hive is like a luxury Cadillac SUV compared to the old Datsun 210 of a Toaster kiln! If you've never seen a Glass Hive kiln, click on this link --> The Glass Hive and check them out!
And now, to the beads...

These sets were made for a custom order. This first set uses Ekho:Ekho lampwork beadsThese are Luna:Luna lampwork beads by beadabundantThese are Triton and Kronos:Triton and Kronos beads by beadabundantAll of the beads were encased with Aether clear and formed with the crystal press.

My customer had actually asked me to make her some Luna crystals based on this set (below) I'd made for her before, but I couldn't do it for the life of me! The Luna crystals pictured above as you can see turned out dark blue! The difference is that my skills have changed with Luna and I can strike it better now. But is it really better? This older set is actually more colorful. Try as I might, I could not undo my skills to make poorly struck beads. Ha!Luna crystal beads
I have more stuff I could blab on about, but this post is already getting long. I'll have to come back tomorrow and show you what else I've been up to.


Copper Diem said...

those are fantastic - love the colors and love the shapes!

Jenni C said...

I love all those colours, but especially the Luna. The crystal shape really seems to show it off to great advantage.

mckaloy said...

All these Pandora Bracelets help you to express your emotions in your own special way.

Jane Brean said...

Very special figure that this blog has.. The design is so nice and Ilove it so much! It's nice to learn more jewelry making.

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kksharma said...

Great, these are so good and beads are looking so delicious. You make a attractive design with these beautiful beads.
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