More boro beads. I found out today that the reds are best NOT flame struck since they strike at such a low temp, they end up striking in the kiln. So I think that’s why my American Beauty is going so dark.
Two goddess beads with fairy wings… the one on the left [...]
I put these goddesses up on Etsy. Free shipping in North America!
This is Moretti/Effetre’s new “Blueberry Marble” glass. It’s quite pretty.
Vetrofond odd “Red Rainbow” – a striking transparent red. It’s pretty clear unless it’s struck. I get the feeling that with skill you could strike parts of it for different hues [...]
Light grass green transparent, white, and vetrofond odd poppy.
First, a few floral focals, sort of a new type of focal for me, these were fun to do and I think I will do more.
And two new listings on Etsy:
Vetrofond odd Jungle Twilight with dark ivory and light topaz.
Creation is Messy Electric Avenue with Double Helix Gaia. I [...]
I changed my kiln schedule up a bit and my jellyfish beads are intact!
Also, here is a link to Mary Lockwood’s Jellyfish tutorial that I used for these beads and learned so much from. It is not a free tutorial but I would definitely say it was worth the money, as it has lots [...]
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.
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 [...]
First here is what poppy looks like encased, with some white florals. I think I am going to do some bigger florals like this and maybe make a set?
“Flaming Fruit Punch” – on Etsy
These beads are a base of white with vetrofond odd lot orange punch, and some black. The smaller [...]