Friday, September 23

Necklace bead sets

This post highlights some necklace beads that display a few more new CiM - Creation is Messy colors for 2016.

This watery blue themed set uses CiM’s Jet Stream Ltd Run as a base with silver infused Double Helix glass named Kronos. It was swirled and encased with Effete Superclear. Bubbles were created by implosion dots sealed with clear glass. The spacer beads are made of CiM's Jet Stream and Slate blue transparent.

This photo switches out the focal bead and adds a round barrel bead with a base of CiM Jet Stream Ltd Run with sprinting of Double Helix Gaia frit that was reduced and encased with Effetre Superclear.

The final set features CiM’s Limelight Ltd Run. The focal bead was sprinkled with Val Cox Rio Nights frit melted into the surface. The spacer beads are simply the lovely lime transparent glass.

Tuesday, September 20

Two sets for today to share

The two sets to share today are both fritted beads using basic but different techniques that I normally make.

First up, a twisted frit design on round beads. Starting with a base of CiM - Creation is Messy Tutu Ltd Run - a pinky pink transparent. 
Val Cox Royal Ballet frit was sprinkled and melted in. Swirls were created with a twist of a clear mini stringer and then melted smooth and popped into the kiln.
The raku in the mixture to create the brown and green in some of the swirl results.

Next up, a glass frit encased bead set with primitive flower petals with a bubble centre.
On a base of CiM Limelight Ltd Run, a transparent light green on which Val Cox Rio Nights frit was melted and encased with Effete Superclear. The petals are CiM Alley Cat Ltd Run and CiM French Blue.

Have a great week!