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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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 [...]
I have finally gotten some Etsy listings made up for my sterling silver lined Pandora beads. After probably a month or so of refining the lining process, I am very happy with my results! (And all those cracked, broken, and wonky beads that are now in my fish tank… we won’t talk about those!) Anyway, [...]
I have some Pandora beads listed in my Etsy shop now. Not the lined ones yet, sorry – I haven’t gotten around to doing the photos etc for the silver lined beads. These are some leftover unlined big hole beads, that are shapes/sizes that didn’t end up working well for the lining process. I am [...]
The entries are now in for the Fire Divas Jewelry Challenge – come out and vote!.