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Val Cox Chintz

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Chintz

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Buy this frit at ValcoxFrit.com

A retro color combination reminiscent of floral curtains, garden linens, and mom’s favorite apron. Layers beautifully. Good for all seasons. Fuss free.

chintz_compactChintz K100 Clear

Amy’s notes:

I had a lot of fun with this blend because it was very versatile – went with almost everything. And the colours were opaque enough to stand up on their own against even black.

Chintz K100
Val Cox Chintz encased in Kugler K100 clear

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Val Cox Chintz swirled and encased in Kugler K100 clear

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Val Cox Chintz swirled in Kugler K100 clear

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Val Cox Chintz swirled in and speckled on Kugler K100 clear

Chintz 031
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green

Chintz 064
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 064 Transparent Black

Chintz 068
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 068 Transparent Pale Rose

Chintz 080
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 080 Transparent Pale Periwinkle

Chintz 204
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 204 Pastel White

Chintz 220
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 220 Pastel Blue (Periwinkle)

Chintz 272
Val Cox Chintz on Moretti 272 Pastel Violet

Here are some paddle tests:

Chintz on K100 Clear
Chintz on K100 Clear
Chintz on K100 Clear with Silver Foil
Chintz on K100 Clear with Silver Foil

 

Chintz on 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green
Chintz on 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green
Chintz on 038 Transparent Pale Aqua
Chintz on 038 Transparent Pale Aqua
Chintz on 040 Transparent Amethyst
Chintz on 040 Transparent Amethyst
Chintz on 046 Transparent Pale Purple
Chintz on 046 Transparent Pale Purple
Chintz on 064 Transparent Black
Chintz on 064 Transparent Black
Chintz on 067 Rose Quartz
Chintz on 067 Rose Quartz
Chintz on 068 Transparent Pale Pink
Chintz on 068 Transparent Pale Pink
Chintz on 080 Transparent Pale Periwinkle
Chintz on 080 Transparent Pale Periwinkle
Chintz on 204 Pastel White
Chintz on 204 Pastel White
Chintz on 219 Copper Green
Chintz on 219 Copper Green
Chintz on 955 Seashell Swirl
Chintz on 680 Green Tea
Chintz on 680 Green Tea
Chintz on 272 Pastel Violet
Chintz on 272 Pastel Violet
Chintz on 266 Opal Yellow
Chintz on 266 Opal Yellow
Chintz on 232 Lt Turquoise
Chintz on 232 Lt Turquoise
Chintz on 224 Light Sky Blue
Chintz on 224 Light Sky Blue
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Winter is coming

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And by winter, of course I mean, Christmas! I know it’s a little bit early to be thinking about Christmas, for most of us anyway, but when it comes to ordering online, I suppose September is not so crazy early after all. On that note, I probably should be thinking about making some Christmas themed beads.

In the mean time, my dad has opened an Etsy shop recently. It’s featuring a select few of his original paintings, along with Gicli reproductions, art cards, and digital downloads (if you want to use his images for yourself). Of course I am a huge fan of my dad’s art because I’m his daughter. He has been working on a series lately featuring The Beatles (yes, that is John Lennon, not Harry Potter, in the image above).

And, back to the topic of the winter holidays, dad’s just made some of his Christmas cards available on Etsy. Dad has a whole series of these wonderful classic images; the originals are in the family collection. Anyway, you should go check out his shop and his art work – send him some Etsy love! <3

And while we are on the subject of family members on Etsy, my mom has also opened a shop recently. She is de-stashing some seriously cool and unique vintage stuff – stamps and other paper ephemera, loads of vintage glass items, and other odds and ends. Also very much worth checking out.

So what am I up to these days as the summer slips away into Autumn? Well, I am still working on school. Still working at my day job. A lot has been going on in my life so I haven’t been as active online as I was previously, but I am still very much working on glass as well. I am currently testing some new blends for Val Cox Frit, which I will be talking about more in the very near future I am sure.

And with that I will sign out – hope everyone is having a great start to the school year!

etsy

Friday Lampwork Feature – “Spring”

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This is the first of (hopefully) many “Friday Features” here on the Two Glassy Ladies blog. I want to use this little bit of time/webspace to feature the work of some wonderful and talented glass artists. Most of these people are friends I have made through the “Lampwork Etc” webforum. It is really important for us glass artists to promote one another, because the competition out there as artists has become more and more of a challenge – not so much because we as artists are competing with one another, but because we are competing with mass-produced glass beads. I’ve talked about this before so I won’t go on another big rant now. But I will put out the reminder to look for “SRA” on Etsy/eBay/etc. This means the artist is a “Self Representing Artist” – they create their beads one by one, by hand. (Note that not EVERY self representing artist uses the “SRA” designation but the number is growing! For more information, visit the SRA website.

Now that that spiel is out of the way, on to the beads! This week’s theme is “Spring.”


“Spring Iris” by Hannah Rosner. Available on Etsy.


“Spring Buds” by Rosebud. Available on Etsy.


Focal by Diana of FusionIllusion Art Glass


“Pincel de Fuego” by Gabriela Arosemena. “This is a pair of earrings with flower allusive murrini.” Available on Etsy.


“Goddess of Water Sprites” by Amy Hall of the Two Glassy Ladies (me!). Available on Etsy.

Raised Florals by Sheila D. Available on Etsy.


Bellflowers by Elizabethbeads. Available on Etsy.


Wasabi Birds by Tina Beachy. Available on Etsy.

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Coming soon…

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Just wanted to remind you all there is one more blend in the Val Cox Painter’s Series that I am yet to blog about – it’s a really lovely one too, “Starry Night.” I just have a few more ideas in mind for this blend and this week did not turn out the way I expected it to time wise. So stay tuned, and next weekend I should be sharing my results!

Here is a sneak peak…

Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com

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Val Cox Painter’s Series – Drama Cream

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Drama Cream

A rich dreamy blend of reactive opaques and transparents. Play up the drama by going for the Raku color effects or use a reduction flame to go for the gold. Pairs beautifully with both warm and cool tones.

Painting by Alexandre Cabanel.

Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com

Amy’s notes:

I really, really loved this blend. It was so versatile, and gave so many amazing and cool effects depending on what it was paired with.

First of all, it was gorgeous encased, both with and without silver foil. The first set, “Liquid Sunshine,” was just pure Drama Cream encased in Lauscha clear (using Moretti clear as a base because, well, Lauscha is expensive). “Fantasy” was also just clear on clear, but with a layer of silver foil that brought out even more gold tones.

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“Liquid Sunshine”

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“Fantasy”

I also tried encasing Drama Cream with a Moretti 014 Transparent Medium Topaz base, because the blend seemed reactive on this base and I wanted to see how the reaction looked magnified by the clear. I wasn’t disappointed!

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Encased Psychedelic Gecko
Base of Moretti 014 Transparent Medium Topaz, Val Cox Drama Cream frit, encased in Lauscha clear.

I made “swirly” frit beads with this blend and they were also absolutely gorgeous. The colours came out so rich.

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Caramel Swirls
Base of Moretti 004 Clear, with Val Cox Drama Cream frit swirled in and speckled on.

Here are some more beads I made using the Drama Cream blend:

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Psychedelic Gecko
Base of Moretti 016 Transparent Dark Topaz, with Val Cox Drama Cream frit

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Creme Brulee
Base of Moretti 068 Transparent Pale Rose with Val Cox Drama Cream frit

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S’Mores
Base of Moretti 204 Pastel White, with a layer of Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl Special Odd, and Val Cox Drama Cream frit

Here are a few sets of lentils I made using some of the more reactive bases with this glass.

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Psychedelic Gecko Lentils
Base of Moretti 008 Transparent Pale Amber, with Moretti 276 Pastel Dark Ivory, and Val Cox Drama Cream frit

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Sunburst
Base of Moretti 049 Straw Yellow, with Moretti 266 Opal Yellow, and Val Cox Drama Cream frit

And finally, here are my paddle tests of this blend. It doesn’t demonstrate the 104 palette in full by any means, but gives a pretty good idea of how the blend reacts with a variety of colours.

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Val Cox Frit Announces the Painter’s Series!

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Val Cox Frit – The Painter’s Series

Twelve new frit blends based on famous paintings.

Well this is a super exciting day for me. For the past… oh gosh about 9 months or so, maybe even more – I’ve been working with Val Cox frit to test a whole whack of new frit blends for what is now being presented as the “Painter’s Series.” The blends are all based on famous paintings, and let me tell you, they are absolutey fabulous. I have always been a huge fan of Val Cox frit but these blends are something new and amazing.

Right now, you can buy all 12 blends as a package – and I promise you, you will not be disappointed with a single one of them. Starting October 1st, they will be available singly.

In the mean time, I am going to be blogging about a new blend each week and sharing all the amazing results I’ve gotten with these fabulous blends. There will be links to buy my beads as well, of course 🙂