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 [...]
I have a few orphan lots up on Etsy. Where do all these beads come from?? I don’t know. But here they are. Very good deals – these are all properly cleaned, annealed, lovely beads that will keep you busy for quite some time. Looking for a good home
Lot #1 – Rounds
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 I did some experimenting with the inclusion of sand in a glass bead. A coworker had seen some of my cremains beads and had some special sand from Hawaii that she wondered if I could incorporate into a glass pendant in the same way.
I told her I’d be happy [...]
Starry Night is doubly special. It’s rare to find a true navy blue–one that doesn’t veer toward red or yellow–and it SPARKLES!
This is a dark blend that stays true. It does not become black even when you goop it on.
Painting by Vincent [...]
A blend that transforms in the flame to produce vibrant spring brights. If you think you’re not a “yellow” person, this one may surprise you.
Painting by Deryk Houston, Amy’s dad.
Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com
Amy’s notes: Obviously this blend has some special [...]
A playful blend of warm and cool tones. The blend includes an orange strike color (coy), so you can decide how many koi you’d like to see.
Painting by Edoen Kang. Visit this and other works by Edoen.
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