Sunday, July 3, 2011

Beads with Canyon de Chelly Glass

One of my favorite earth tone glasses is Canyon de Chelly from CiM. It reacts in interesting ways with other glass colors. Here are some examples of beads I've made with Canyon de Chelly:

Canyon de Chelly base with ASK Caramel Apple scrolls, etchedCanyon de Chelly and Caramel Apple
Canyon de Chelly and Effetre Copper Green, etchedCanyon de Chelly and Copper Green
One of my favorites - Canyon de Chelly base with Double Helix Psyche scrollsCanyon de Chelly and Psyche
This might be my favorite set ever with CdC. The base is Copper Green and silver foil, the scrolls are CdC :) The beads are etchedCopper Green and Canyon de Chelly
This silver-cored bead has a Canyon de Chelly base with Psyche "flowers" I made from a striped CdC/Psyche latticinoCanyon de Chelly and Psyche
Here's a set made with the Psyche flowersCanyon de Chelly and Psyche
So, there's a gallery of my favorite Canyon de Chelly beads to date! There are so many other glasses I haven't tried CdC with, but if I find some great new combos I'll share them with you here.

Hint: If you work with Psyche and Canyon de Chelly together, give the Psyche a couple rounds of reducing/oxidizing, getting it metallic, then erasing the metallic shine. This will develop more colors.
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Have fun on the 4th!
Love ya beautiful bead peeps!

P.S. Soon I'm moving my blog to my website. I'll let you know when that happens. I really don't want to leave the glass community here on the Blogger blogs though, so I'm still going to keep this blog open and post here too, to some degree, I'm not sure how it will all work yet!

15 comments:

one-eared pig said...

So yummy!

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh ya, those are sweet, good enough to eat!

lunedreams said...

OMG I have a set of those first ones!! Unetched! So happy to have stumbled across your blog (via Gunilla Back), look at all the OTHER lovely beads!!! Have to visit your shop again soon. I guess I'm a fan of Canyon de Chelly too!!

Copper Diem said...

very pretty! love how swirly they are!

Karen98 said...

That Canyon de Chelly is a grand color- sort of a taupe-y mushroom. It seems like a chameleon, changing depending on what you pair it with. Any idea where the name comes from?

aurin said...

Wow, what wnderful color combinations. I love Canyon de Chelly with copper green or with Psyche. Stunning!

Jasmine said...

Nice picture with the best color combination

Gardanne said...

Goody, I just ordered some of that. Thanks so much for the tips.

Lori said...

I love the look of these Canyon de Chelly beads! I can't decide of I like the Phyche flowers the most or the copper green w/silver foil. I do tend to love the matt look and these etched beads fall in that category. I am moving so I need to buy beads after I get set up, don't want to lose my goodies in the move.

Marieke said...

Love the looks of these CdC beads.

My most favorite is the one with coppergreen with silverleaf en CdC and you inspired me to use this combination. Blogged about it here:http://mariekuniek.blogspot.com/2011/08/btw-copperstudieskoperstudies.html

The combination with CdC and Psyche is also gorgious.

Thanks so much for the inspiration

Sharyl said...

I've just found your blog, and website, and shop! Your work is breathtaking!

Patterns for Beads said...

I love the silver core beads with Psyche Flowers, I wish I could order those! I will keep looking and hope to get info about where you are selling the beads....

Rembrandt Charms said...

Mystic look of the beads are beautiful...the mixing of the copper texture with the colorful beads have created a novel impact on them...very pretty beads.

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