Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Glass

This new glass is so unusual! I tried out some different applications and mama mia, this reminds me of how impressed I was with Aurae. In these beads I tried three different bases then added the glass to the top and then encased all with clear. You really have to see them in person to get the full effect, but it reminds me of something I saw about a fish that lives way down in the depths of the ocean that has this eerie swirl of color. I could be dreaming that I saw that, but it was that image I remembered and then also a telescopic look at the heavens. Looking at these beads can be a little hypnotic, if you ask me! There is all kinds of color that swirls through them.

Here is the same glass integrated within a focal with two other glasses. It is the lighter blue on the bottom. I wasn't sure what I was going to get when I made this focal, but I thought I might get more of the ethereal look I got in the disk beads. I think that because it was mixed in with all of the other glasses it reacts differently, but still has a striated look to the glass. Then there is the last bead set!

Since I knew that it was a high silver content glass I figured that it should turn metallic if I waved it through a high propane flame. Very pretty! What will be interesting is to see what color it looks like on different color glasses.


mairedodd said...

mary ann, these are beautiful... and you are right about the fish! i love the blue focal... they all came out so great...

Carol B said...

I love, love, love those three at the top~