Wednesday, October 10

Getting back to Normal...


Even though I completely enjoyed my vacation and looked forward to settling back into a routine when I returned, I seemed to have lost the glass muse when I sit at the torch.
When this happens, I reach for my test glasses and familiar designs.
Each test glass can surprise and test my skills and out of each test new ideas will grow.

"We should take inspiration from the autumn leaves. They drop off the old and work through the winter, storing energy to become new in the spring."

Over the next few weeks, you will see the results of my testing and I can share with you new CiM glasses used in these sets. Many of the glasses are limited editions, so if you are quick, you just might get some to try as well!

All sets within this post are NOW SOLD

Athena
Goddess Bead Series #136

"Greek myth name of the goddess of wisdom."

Materials: Creation is Messy, Effetre and Double Helix Glasses

This set of 10 goddess series beads was created on a base of CiM's new transparent red-orange glass, Macaw. Each goddess bead was then layered with dots of Effetre Dark Ivory and
Vetrofond's Orange Punch. Double Helix Aurae was added and its mother of pearl-like storms were captured under each clear glass portal dots. Dots of Aurae also add a golden sheen to the highlight droplets on each bead.




Dragonscales Duo Pair #8 

Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy Glass, Fine Silver foil and Val Cox Frit

On a base of CiM's Hollandaise 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.




Uzume
Goddess Bead Series #137

"The Shinto goddess of joy and happiness, and good health. Uzume brought Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu back from her cave."

Materials: Effetre and Double Helix Glasses

This miniset of 7 goddess series beads was created on a base of Effetre Dark Cocoa Each goddess bead was then layered with dots of Effetre Dark Ivory and White. Double Helix Kalypso silver glass was added and its storms were captured under each clear glass portal dots. Dots of Aurae also add a golden sheen to the highlight droplets on each bead.



Dragonscales Orphans 
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy Glass, Effetre Glass, Fine Silver foil and Val Cox Frit

On various bases of opaque glass on 3/32" mandrels, 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.


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