Sunday, March 17

Finally back at the torch! Testing CiM Glass too!

Gosh!... It seems like forever since my last blog post!
Life took an interruption just after Christmas 2012 that resulted in lots of time away from the torch and quality time with my family.
Although the break was somewhat "forced", it was a great time to spend with my 80+ year old dad as he got a brand new knee! In less than 4 weeks after his surgery, he was walking without a cane and moving along faster than me!
Moving in with him for 5 weeks, including my remote office for my daytime career, was a great adventure. Unfortunately EVERY weekend in February, we had major snowstorms resulting in NO time in the studio!

I am now back home and settled back in and my first session at the torch was to test new CiM Limited Run glasses. The results are below.
Let me know what you think...

Smiles,
D.

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Spring Silvered Ivory Mix
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy & Effetre Glasses with 99% Fine Silver

Combinations of new CiM Limited Runs, Sherbert and Honey Mustard are mixed with Effetre Light Turquoise, Pastel Ink Blue Violet and handmade Silver Ivory stringer decorations.
Lots of bead shapes for your lampwork creations in this 21 bead set.



Apophis 
Dragonscales series#18

"In Egyptian mythology, Apophis was the serpent-like dragon that daily attempts to catch and destory the sun god Re."

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

On a base of CiM's Limited Run, Truffle, an opal brown 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.




Valli
Goddess Bead Series #145

"Hindi myth name of the wife of Murugan, meaning creeping plant."

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

This set of 9 goddess series beads was created on a base of CiM's Limited Run, Breeze, a transparent teal. Each goddess bead was then layered with dots of Effetre Dark Ivory, and combinations of CiM's Hades black and TAG's Taxco Silver Turquoise glass. The reaction has created storms captured under each clear glass portal dots.
Dots of Double Helix Aurae, also adds a metallic sheen to the droplets on each bead.



Malina
Goddess Bead Series #146

"Malina is a solar deity in Inuit mythology. She is found most commonly in the legends of Greenland that link her closely with the lunar deity Anningan, her brother. Malina is constantly fleeing from Anningan and their constant chase is the traditional explanation for the movement of the sun and moon through the sky."

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

This set of 10 goddess series beads was created on a base of CiM's Limited Run, Dark Velvet, an extremely dark purple opaque. Each goddess bead was then layered with dots of Effetre Dark Ivory, and combinations of Double Helix silver glasses, Kalypso and KA-357. The reaction has created portals that shift from blue to magenta pink captured under each clear glass portal dots.
Dots of Double Helix Aurae, also adds a metallic sheen to the droplets on each bead.



Griaule
Dragonscales series#17

"A massive dragon from the work of Lucius Shephard, Griaule was frozen in place by an ancient spell."

Materials: Effetre Glass, Fine Silver foil and Val Cox Frit

On a base of Effetre Mint Green Opal 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.




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