This week on my Friday Feature I will be featuring the work of some wonderful self representing artist/artisan lampworkers. The theme is “Goddesses” – one that has been explored in depth by the lampwork community, myself included.
Something about glass seems to lend itself well to the curvy female form. I love making these little [...]
“INNER DEPTH” – Purple and Black Glass Bead Set by Stephanie Gough of Beads by Stephanie Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/beadsbystephanie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinishingTouchJewels
Lampworked berry beads and flowers set, made using various shades of purple glass and finished with white flowers. By Debbie Dew. Website: www.silverartz.co.uk Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Glassmania
This frit (sold by Val Cox) was a lot of fun. “It may not look like much in its raw state but this one really packs a punch. This is a striking color that can produce vibrant yellows, pinks and blue greens. Heat the bead slightly above the stress relief point for a few moments in the [...]
This week I have been experimenting with glass etching. This is a technique that is widely used with lampwork beads, but one that I have only really touched on slightly in my own work. I don’t have a good reason for this. I love the way etched beads look and the way etching a bead [...]
Val Cox Copper Blue
This frit is sold by Val Cox. “A classic aqua blue color that’s completely fuss-free. When this is worked normally, you will have a pure blue tone. When it’s combined with silver foil, some copper rimming can appear, hence the name.”
Val Cox Copper Blue #0 on [...]
This blend, sold by Val Cox, is a very dense transparent black. “Hard to believe this is a transparent. It appears completely opaque even in small quantities. This is a fun one to play with. Use it to create depth and dramatic effect.”
Beads & Info by Amy Hall
This frit is sold by Val Cox. “A beautiful violet with warm leanings. This color is concentrated so use less to start and add as you go. Red Violet works very well on a base of clear and compliments nicely with pink and aqua tones. Red Violet is in each of [...]
This week for my “Friday Feature” here on the Two Glassy Ladies blog, the theme is Frit Beads.
Now some of you might be wondering what “Frit” is. In the glass world, this stuff is pretty popular. It’s basically just ground up glass, which often comes in colour blends. Wikipedia has some info on frit, [...]
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www.etsy.com/shop/EternalGirl – 20% [...]