Tuesday, April 10

Mid April Break

Life has gotten so busy this month, that there has been little time to be at the torch over the past few weeks.
My daytime work is ramping up to a full weekend team event towards the end of the month, so it means being on the road and not in a regular "bead creation" routine until early May.
In the meantime, I have just a few sets to share over the next couple of blog posts.

All sets within this post are now SOLD

Goddess Bead Series #121
"Greek myth name of the wife of Zeus. Her Roman name Juno means "vital force.""

Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy, Effetre and Double Helix Glasses

This set of 7 goddess series beads was created on a base of deep purple Effetre Purple Vinaccia glass. Each goddess bead was then layered  with dots of Effetre Dark Ivory, CiM's rare Black Currant, DH silver infused glasses RE-391 catalyst and Psyche. The combination of the glasses create the multi-hued portals captured under each clear glass dot. Double Helix Triton completes the metallic highlight droplets on each bead.

Purple Blue Silver Orbs
Materials:  Double Helix and Effetre Glasses and 99% Fine Silver

This set of 12 encased round beads were created on a base of Double Helix's rare Psyche Light. This glass starts as a purple transparent, but when each bead core was wrapped in 99% fine silver wire and reduced to create the dramatic hues of blues, creams and purples. The silver wire when heated has created the droplets of silver captured under the thick encasement of Effetre clear glass.

Etched Lavendar Garden
Materials: Effetre Glasses

Starting with a base of Effetre Pale Lavendar, these 17 beads were sprinkled with my own hand blended glass frit to create this Lavendar Garden inspired set of beads.

Dotted Classic Lentils
Materials:  Effetre Glasses

This set of 11 lentil beads are Classic Dotted beads! Effetre Cobalt Blue is dotted on Effetre White base glass. 12 cobalt spacers complete this set perfect for summer jewelry designs!