Tuesday, January 26

This week's sets!

Golden Scrolls
This set is now SOLD
Materials: Effetre & Double Helix Glasses

The antique look is captured in this set of round scroll beads.

On a base of Effetre Light Rose, the glass was gently fumed a golden cast
when the
Double Helix Aurae was reduced to bring the
shimmering metallic glow to the surface.



Lapis & Silver Barrels
This set is now SOLD
Materials: CiM & Effetre Glasses & 99% Silver

Handpulled stringers of 99% pure silver and Effetre Dark Ivory flow and
scroll over the base of CiM's Lapis blue and Dark Ivory.

Each barrel shaped bead was then gently wrapped with 99% pure silver
wire
to create the melted droplets on each of the 7 beads in this set.


Silvered Lapis Rounds
This set is now SOLD
Materials: CiM & Effetre Glasses & 99% Silver

Handpulled stringers of 99% pure silver and Effetre Dark
Ivory flow and
scroll over the base of CiM's Lapis blue.
This set of 13 round beads are completely unique in that no
two are exactly the same
in their organic looking silver veining.



Turquoise Tridots
This set is NOW SOLD
Materials: Effetre Glasses

On a base of Effetre Light Turquoise, trios of Intense Black Effetre
were added to the shoulders of each bead.

Six Light Turquoise Spacers and black round glass
beads are included in this set.

Turquoise is Pantone's colour of 2010, so get a jump on
this year's jewelry designs now.



I have been completing some glass testing with 2 test
batches from Double Helix.

Here is the first test batch is simply known as KA-357.

KA-357 is a light green/orange pink color shifting glass. Double Helix describes it as:


"The KA series of glasses have color shifting properties and display
varied tonalities in different light sources. Incandescent light and sunlight
produce purple, pink and ruby tones.
Fluorescent lighting produces blue, green and amber tones.

Additionally, these colors both self strike and luster altering the
transmission spectrum of the glass. Many color outcomes are
possible with this unique color chemistry."


This first set is called:

Golden Blush
This set is now sold
Materials: CiM & Double Helix Glasses

KA-357 was scrolled and striped on a base of CiM Blush, a gentle hue of pink.
The bead was then reduced and encased with Double Helix clear glass, Aether.

Although it is difficult to photograph, the "mother of pearl" luster is rich.
Blush spacers are included in this set to reflect the pink centres
of the silver glass encased beads.


This close up shows the "mother of pearl" luster that was created on
each of the main beads in this set.




Coral Glow
Materials: Double Helix Glasses

In this 3 bead set, KA-357 was used as the base and was reduced.
After encasing the bead in Double Helix clear glass, Aether,
the bead was shaped into a cube.

Although it is difficult to photograph, the "mother of pearl" luster is very
evident. This glass struck to a coral orange through the
steps of creating these beads.


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