Monday, May 17, 2010

Photos are working!! Here is some glass...

I had to make sure the photos were working today before I could post! I was lucky enough to have my husband give me all of Thursday last week to go play in my beads. I decided that it was the perfect time to go to the Tiffany Glass house and rent some torch time!  I have been trying to expand my bead making by trying a few new things. So last week I tried playing around a little with some more heart pendants and some Double Helix glass.
Excuse the poor lighting, I was outside in the cloud cover and all of a sudden I got sun! lol. Not that you will hear me complaining about the sun, but the cloud could have stayed put for a few more minutes until I was done my photos! lol. These top beads are Raku glass rolled in fritt. It was an experiment, but I really like the way they turned out! I tried some blue/green glass that turned out nice, but I am saving those for a bracelet I want to make. I also used some purple glass named Chaos! That was fun, it turned all silvery in the flame :)
These are just simple ivory glass rolled in my own fritt mix of turquoise, sky blue, cobalt blue a little black and green in there too. I really like these and will be listing them in my Etsy shop soon.
I also made some nugget beads in bright colours. These I also rolled in my own fritt mix or orange and red. I believe the base for the bead was an amber colour, but I can not remember for sure.
This sweet little heart I made a couple of weeks ago and used an ivory base and some enamel powders on top. I added some fine silver to it for a fun shimmery effect.

This one I am saving. I think I may make myself a sweet little necklace with it. That is the front, but it is mostly double sided.
that is the back, I am calling my little hearts "Twisted" Hearts. This is a mix of purple/red glass with white enamel and fine silver. I love the twist!! I have a few of these listed in my Etsy shop as well.

Hope you do a little shopping this morning!!



Rebecca said...

So pretty! My favourites are the red and oranges. Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Love the beads...the orange/red combo is my favorite! Like the nugget-y look too!
Bead Happy!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Great glass creations! I've been trying my hand at lampworking too and its addicting. Your beads look so good. You should be really proud of yourself.

Jen V. said...

Orange nuggets = yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

wow, great work! i think i'm too afraid to try lampwork, so i'm glad there are others who do such great work.