Well, I got through my final exams. It was a pretty stressful few weeks. I didn’t get a lot of beadmaking in (although I did get out to my torch a few times, just to try to relax a little!) In my exams, I always made sure to wear a few of my beads (usually [...]
Enchanted Lampwork Beads
“Enchanted” frit blend by Val Cox, on a base of opal yellow.
Enchanted Lampwork Focal
“Enchanted” frit by Val Cox on opal yellow, paired with transparent dark lavender. And I think CiM Simply Berry.
More about Enchanted Frit More about Opal Yellow More about Transparent Dark Lavender More about CiM [...]
Today I have some purple things to share. Purple is probably one of my favorite colours, in all of its varieties.
This set has Creation is Messy Simply Berry (one of my favorite transparent purples), in all the beads – the plain purple rounds are pure Simply Berry. I used Vetrofond Seashell [...]
I made a whole set based on the purpley pink bead I made the other day. I am so loving the colours!
White, Creation is Messy “Simply Berry”, clear, fuschia frit, and some rubino oro.
I decided to list this one on eBay too because the market there seems good right now.
I used a lot of different glasses in this set. Let’s see… I started with a base of moretti/effetre light purple transparent. Then I did a layer of vetrofond odd seashell swirl. Then, a bit of CiM thai orchid and CiM simply berry overtop… followed by some CiM cirrus frit, and some silvered ivory [...]
I tried to do a more pregnant goddess. The glass is called intense blue.
Dark topaz base with white and turquoise plunged dots, and brown raised dots.
Dark yellow base with turquoise and light red.
Dark topaz base with white and light red flat dots, and dark yellow raised dots.
The sad thing is, I can only do 4-5 at a time. I have 5 mandrils… I could buy more, but I can’t fit more than that in my little bead kiln comfortably anyway. Oh well.
I think the shape is improving somewhat.
left to right: vetrofond orange punch; white with some random frits [...]
It was pretty fun blowing glass for the first time. I actually felt fairly intuitive about how to do it… and although I had a few blowouts from blowing too hard, overall I’m really happy with these as first results, and can’t wait to do more and more! There’s something soo cool about how glass [...]