Fucshia frit on copper green base. Not much else to say about these. It was an unexpected way to use this frit, it made for a really neat effect.
I used a base of Creation is Messy Hades for these beads, it was a fantastic black to work with. It melted extremely smoothly, but was on the stiff side and produced very crisp lentils as a result. The frit is Val Cox’s “Silver Lake” which does this cool thing on black where lots of blue shows up around the edges. A very pretty effect.
These were going to be one big set but in the end I thought I’d split them up. They do go together though, if you had a bigger project in mind!
The lentil beads are quite big and chunky due to the raised surface decoration (they are my usual 18mm lentils, but much thicker than usual; also the raised dots on either side really add to the overall size – each one could easily be a focal bead). They are etched to a soft matte finish.
The rounds are a more donut shaped bead, they are made with frit and encased for magnification. They are not etched.
I used a soft hand pulled opaque lavender along with transparent light purple or light green. The flowers are Creation is Messy Thai Orchid over white.
I recently picked up some Ghee, one of Creation is Messy’s yellows. It is named after clarified butter, used in Indian cooking. It certainly melted like butter, it was lovely to work with. I decided to try it with raku frit and I got some fantastic results. It is more of an organic shade of yellow, and it seems to become more caramelized looking the longer you work it.
This is some of Val Cox’s fucshia frit on top of a transparent purple – I think transparent lavender. The colour I got was amazing! So vivid.
Simple and sweet, 5 pairs of polka dot beads in rainbow hues. I love bright colours!
These are etched to a soft matte finish. I used an orangey glass for the inside (I think it was Lime Sweet), it’s sort of striated, and opaque. The outer layer is a transparent purpley blue colour that etched to a really pretty soft purple that looks really pinkish over the orange.
These are really bright and fun. I can’t remember all the colours I used. I know the light lemony yellow is lemon meringue, a Vetrofond odd. The opaque orange colour (that looks sort of pinkish in the pics but really isn’t, I tried so hard to fix that in photoshop but I couldn’t do it without making everything else look weird!) is Vetrofond odd orange punch. I’m pretty sure the transluscent yellow used on the inside of the lemon ones was lt lemon yellow (Moretti). The opaque green is Moretti pea green. I think the transluscent orange was Vetrofond intense tangerine. I guess I did remember most of them after all!
Copper green (odd lot “rusty candy” actually), with Val Cox’s “Cherry Blossom” frit and silvered ivory stringer. This colour combo came out really pretty – getting ready for spring!