Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Elektra glass, another glass from Double Helix, is my favorite glass that they make. Not only does it change into an irridescent glass when it is put into a reduction flame, if you don't let it go that far you will get the most unbelievable blues out of this glass! They vary from turquoise to deep navy to and aqua, all in the same area. It really is like looking down from a plane and seeing the ocean with land cutting into it. Very pretty.
This was an experiment that I conducted using Kronos, one of Double Helix's high silver content glasses. In the past I haven't gotten much out of it, but when I did this little experiment I was very impressed with the glass. The picture doesn't really show that a couple of the beads are almost a solid center of the Kronos and it really made a difference in how it reacted to the reduction flame. I like the organic look that was the end result because of the reaction between the ivory and the kronos.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This is another of my spun glass beads. This first picture is of the focal bead and I still am in the process of finding different ways of using this technique. This is what I would call the bird nest style. It is more irregular and not intended to be perfect. It will be intersting to see how this would look with crossovers of different colors.
These disk beads are a variety of pinks that I made up for the pink lover. I thought that it would be a good time to post these because of October being breast cancer awareness month. Personally, I love these colors. They compliment each other even though the colors run the gamut from a dark rasberry to a very pale pink.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I will be updating a little more in the next few days but a lot has happened since I last posted. We finally got moved into our new house, where I have my new studio! Yeah. I getting more and more ideas of things I want to make and now that I have some new ideas that I can integrate with the high silver content glasses, keep a look out for the new beads that are coming! It has been a wild ride the past few months but I think things will, maybe, start to calm down now.