Thursday, December 5

Beads With New Homes!

Catching up on the blog!
The bead sets within this post are Ebay post from last month that have gone out to their new homes.
All sets have been SOLD

Cybele - Goddess Series# 160
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy, Effetre and Double Helix Glasses

Myth name of a Phrygian goddess of fertility adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The true meaning of the name is uncertain; the traditional derivation is "she of the hair." 

On a base of CiM's Cookie Dough Ltd Run, an opaque beige, portals were created using layers of Dark Ivory and White. Double Helix silver test glass named KA-357 creates portals in pink and blue hues. Each portal was reduced and encased in clear glass and dots of Double Helix Aurae were added and reduced to bring out the shine of each highlight dot.

Treasure Relics
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy and Double Helix Glasses

This set of beads was created on a base of CiM's Ltd Run, Gooseberry, a milky yellowish green moonstone. Double Helix's Aurae frit was generously sprinkled and reduced the glass to a golden sheen and metallic shine!

Luna - Goddess Series# 161
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy, Effetre, Trautman Art and Double Helix Glasses

"Roman myth name of a moon goddess, meaning moon"  

This miniset of 5 beads were created on a base of CiM's Linen Ltd Run. Portals were added with combinations of Effetre Dark Ivory, White, and Trautman's Fire Lotus silver glass captured under a dot of Effetre Clear. Dots of Aurae create the metallic highlights on these beads.

End of Autumn Mix
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy and Effetre Glasses

A colorful mix of autumn hues in this 14 bead set of patterned beads. Colors include: CiM's Alley Cat, Nutmeg and Hazelnut Mousse Ltd Runs coordinated with Effetre's Wine Red, Dark Chestnut and Red Roof Tile. Two 5mm dark amber spaces frame the set.

Meadow Silvertrails 
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy and Effetre Glasses with 99% Fine Silver Wire

This large set of 18 Silvertrail beads combine the colours of a Meadow wrapped with 99% Fine Silver Wire. Hues include Effetre's Mint Green Opal, CiM's Appletini and Aloe Juice transparents and CiM's Cardamon opaque glasses.

Dragonscales Duo - Rainforest
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy Glass, 99% Silver Foil and Val Cox Glass Frit

On a base glass, CiM's Rainforest, 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.

Black with Raku Shards
Materials: Effetre Glasses with Handmade Pendragonfyre Raku Shards

This set of 10 beads were created on a base of Effetre Black and decorated with hand-blown Raku shards.

Silver Orbs - Ekho
Materials: Effetre and Double Helix Glasses and 99% Fine Silver Wire

This set of 5 encased round beads were created on a base of Double Helix silver glass, Ekho. This glass starts as a beige transparent, but when each bead core was wrapped in 99% fine silver wire and reduced to create the dramatic hues of blues, golds, greens, ambers and cream. Each result was then captured under a thick encasement of Effetre clear glass.

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