I'm getting ready to move and thought I'd talk about a few things I've been working on before I have to pack up my shop. The above beads were made with a frit blend from Devardi called waterlilies, on CiM stoneground that had been covered with silver foil which was melted in. I love how the etching brought out the pinks and the droplets of silver. On just plain white, below, the frit is pretty, like a summer meadow, I think, but I like it better on the silver and brown.
I picked up some Devardi Aurora frit as well, above on the NW and SE beads over CiM crocus, and below over copper green. I really like the way it looks on copper green and have made a set of it, this time getting them all round. I did do a set on white, where the true colors show up. It is a pleasing blend of purple, lavender, and greens.
The last color I tested was CiM indigo, a limited run. For all the world it looks black and may as well be. The above are hollow beads and you can just about make out the white ribbon stringing them together. Not sure how I'll use this yet. I'm thinking of making it into twisties or filigrana and making hollows and/or ruffles with it.