Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fall (color) Diet Pictures

 I haven't posted many pictures since the weekend, but I have been working.  I really like the way the glass is acting on the new diet.  I confess to a certain amount of premeditation with the way these turned out in that I knew that many of the colors I picked were going to do neat things when I combined them with metals and silver glass. 

The bead on the left is made on CiM lapis with a twistie of copper green, CiM bordello, DH Aurae, and DH terra2, with some silvered ivory thrown in for good measure.  Believe it or not, the weird greenish stripe bordered with black is the bordello.  This, I was not expecting.  I can only speculate that the greenish color is it reacting to the silver glasses next to it and the black stripes are it reacting to the copper green with the silvered glasses.  If anyone else has any suggestions of what it could be, please leave a comment because I like it but I'm stumped.
 The long bead on the right is a base of Effetre dark red special, 1/2 rolled in silver foil and melted, rolled in a DH reducing frit blend on the other half, wrapped with the same twistie as above and silvered ivory stringer, and swirled in a couple places.
 This is where the battery on my camera died, so I had to settle for a group picture of the remaining beads.  You'll see more of the copper green stringer, plus one made with just DH terra2 and aurae, and another made with EFF dark red, light pumpkin and trans topaz on a base of clear.  I used silver foil, DH reducing frit, and silvered ivory stringer pretty liberally on all of these.  The only one that has anything different is the center bicone, which has another stringer made with a very tight twistie of CiM adamantium and silvered ivory.
I hope you've enjoyed this sneak preview into the beads I will be listing over the next week or two.

I'm going back to work tomorrow so I don't know when I'll be torching next, but when I have new beads I will post them.


  1. Looks like a nice crop! I got my Spooky tree beads today and love them! Not sure how I'm going to use them yet. I'm working on the green lavender ones right now. Decided to go with some beaded beads to accent your beads. Fun!!

  2. Thanks, Chris! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Beaded beads are so cool. I've always had a special thing for a bit of embellishment.

  3. Awesome work Carol. I have been doing metal clay recently because the outside weather has been so hot. I do the beads on the back porch with a bulk propane tank and a hot head torch. Works fine in the spring, not so much in the July heat.

  4. Very cool with the metal clay! I've been meaning to give it a try, especially the copper and bronze. Concentrating on one thing at a time. The apartment gets pretty hot but air conditioning does help!


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