Sunday, January 24, 2010
Jewels of the Nile
Sometimes I think that my approach to beadmaking might be a little different then other lampwork artists. I'm fascinated with how a glass can change so drastically when melted with another glass. There are times when I have taken just one color of glass and done test beads where I have melted on a variety of other colors of glasses either just adjacent to it, or one of my favorites is to swirl the two colors together. It is amazing how another color can influence the outcome of the color of the original glass.
These crystals are a perfect example. The outer layer is a glass call Aurae. Aurae is a pink flavored glass that changes to a golden silver when it is passed through a high propane flame. What I found interesting is how it influences the base glass that it is put on. These crystals were a base of a pale pink but when the Aurae is added it changes to a golden pale yellow.
I just love what Donna of donna8 has done with these crystals. The pairing with the Bali beads is just gorgeous. Donna has named this creation Jewels of the Nile a fitting name for her creation. Check out her Etsy shop for a variety of designs!