Monday, March 2

2015 Glass Testing - Round 1 -Welcome Back to the Pendragonfyre Tales Blog!

Where have I been since 2014?

Life got so busy that each burst of creativity was met with limited time at the torch.

As a result, few sets were made available or purchase to my online Pendragonfyre clients.

I wanted to start March off with a series of blog posts catching up on some of the Glass Diversions frit and CiM - Creation is Messy glass color tests that I have undertaken over the past few months.

Let's start with Round 1:

Glass Diversions Bollywood on CiM - Creation Is Messy Appletini

On a base of Effetre white with an encasement of CiM - Creation is Messy's Appletini, these beads were rolled in Glass Diversions frit named Bollywood.

Robin at Glass Diversions describes this frit as "A complex blend of jewel tones give this an elegant feel! Vivid colors paired with tart green".
I am looking forward to trying this frit with silver foil to see what other reactions I can create.

Pendragonfyre Frit on CiM - Creation is Messy Cobblestone

This set of 5 tapestry inspired round beads started with a base of CiM Cobblestone, an opaque gray that when wrapped with fine silver foil and rolled in Pendragonfyre blended frit, brings out hues of golds, green, blue and purple.

The dots of silver foil have rimmed the frit pools with a golden tint. This glass is very nice with silver foil and glass creating a unique tapestry in each bead.

Glass Diversions Glimmer Canyon on CiM - Creation Is Messy Marble and Trapeze

Using Robin Koza's tutorial on Multi-colored Striations, I created a frit stringer with Glimmer Canyon on a based on CiM - Creation is Messy Trapeze Ltd Run.

I wrapped the stringer over CiM's Marble Ltd Run and the striations appear in hues of royal and navy blue.

Glass Diversions Persian Paisley on Effetre Glasses

On a core of White Effetre, an encasement of Effetre Rose Quartz transparent was added. Rolled in Glass Diversions Persian Paisley frit, the beads were shaped into round beads with both opaque and transparent tones.

This frit is described as "This blend works nicely on the surface and also encased for different reactions. A fantastic blending of opaque colors with a few light transparent tones that when mixed together they create a complex blend. It contains a misting of sparkling gold and a reactive Iris Orange (Raku) which color-shifts when worked with Silver."

Saturday, May 17

Two Pendragonfyre Classic Sets

CiM - Creation is Messy Glass, Silver Foil and Val Cox Glass Frit

On a base of CiM's Ocher Ltd Run opaque glass, 99% fine silver foil was added and layered with Val Cox Purple Rose frit. The combination was then melted into the surface and the beads were tumble etched for a smooth tactile feel. Each micro-drop of silver has taken on a golden glow.

Pale Green Love Sonnet
Effetre Glasses and Pendragonfyre Frit

Starting on a base of Effetre white encased in Pale Yellow Green transparent, handmixed Pendragonfyre Love Sonnet frit including Gaffer and Raku was sprinkled to create these 10 romantic beads. These have been etched to provide a smooth tactile feel to each bead.