Today I have some new Etsy listings to share – frit beads! These were all made with frit blends by Val Cox. Very simple and easy beads to make, but they are quite effective and pretty.
Catalina Blue on Opal Yellow
African Violet on Light Turquoise
Fuchsia Pink on Copper Green
I have a t-shirt that says this, it came from Old Navy. Anyway, I realized yesterday that I don’t use my greens enough, and I don’t really know why, because I love the colour green and all the things it represents too.
I used a base of moretti dark teal transparent, and layered on top [...]
I did some beads with Vetrofond Candy Apple Red odd lot today.
Here are some rounds with the candy apple red encasing a white base bead. Etsy link.
A “Classic” lampwork set. I haven’t done one of these in a while. Again it’s the candy apple red encasing white, with some orange and [...]
We set up in my back yard and I spent the day at the torch doing demos and stuff. Mostly I just worked away as normal and let people watch. It was pretty low key, I enjoyed it. We are doing the same tomorrow.
First, here is a test bead I made with the copper green odd lot, 219C (rusty candy) – reduced a lot
The unnamed set. Help! I love these colours and I need a good name.
422 Orange base with white, black, and 456 rubino oro dots
456 rubino oro, white, 422 [...]
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 [...]
I was trying DH Olympia rain out on some of my other reactive glasses, because I still have one rod of it left. It looks really pretty on dark ivory, and quite nice on copper green as well. I did a set on dark ivory, and I plan to do a set on copper green [...]