Tuesday, December 8

Dots, Dots and New Colors!

Patterns - dots and dots layering with CiM - Creation is Messy colors.

Below the first 3 beads on the left are a combination of CiM's Butternut Ltd Run, Fremen, rare Hollandaise Ltd Run, Grape Ape and Hades black.

The 5 beads on the right are simple with a combination of CiM's Alley Cat Ltd Run and Grape Ape are both at times streaky but paired together create an exotic mix of rich hues.

Highlights of Double Helix's Aurae silver infused glass create bling and really play to Alley Cat's beauty!

 The final set for today is another CiM Limited Run glass named Nectar. It is intended to be a peach which I found to have a golden tone when worked. 99% fine silver wire wraps may cause a slight reaction, but nothing that is terribly noticable.

It melts smoothly and is a great base for Glass Diversions Himalayan Rose frit in the centre focal bead.

Monday, December 7

A Study In Blues

I love the richness of CiM - Creation is Messy blue glasses. There is a great range of transparents and opaques ready to combine without searching for a common hue.

Below is an example. The barrel bead at centre is a combination of rare Halong Bay (an original batch) at centre with new Royal Ltd Run rings capped off by French Blue
A simple wrap of 99% fine silver wire and the bead is complete!

Complementing the focal bead are solid beads of the 3 glasses. 

Note how French Blue has a clear reaction to the silver wire while the Royal Ltd Run shows the silver clean and sparkling with no reaction marks.

French Blue and Royal Ltd Run join with CiM Peace, a white opaque, to create the patterned focal below.

Royal Ltd Run is a great base for fritted beads as shown in the beads below.

If you long for truly blue beads... look to CiM Glass blues to fulfill your longing!

Pendragonfyre Designs

Sunday, December 6

As 2015 Slips Away, Time to Get Back to the Studio!

Hello and Happy December!

I am back to the torch after a long hiatus of travel and well just life in general.

I have been testing a number of CiM - Creation is Messy glasses so let's get right to the results! Over the next several posts, I will share my experience with my favourite lamp working glasses!

First set is beads is a limited run of pink transparent glass named Paris!

It is a lovely warm pink that is great as a base for glass frit such as the middle bead where I sprinkled a mixture of Val Cox Rio Nights and Double Helix silver glass Aurae medium frit.

The next glass is CiM Green Lantern. This limited run glass is described as a A green moonstone that is difficult to strike. It is a fresh clean "non-yellow" based green transparent.

This photo highlights how CiM Green Lantern can be used as a base glass for encased frit beads as well as silver glass reactions captured under clear glass portals.

Double Helix silver glass Aurae medium frit loves CiM Green Lantern and creates shine without over fuming the glass with yellow tones.

You will note a few bubbles in the glass in this Double Helix silver glass Triton raised dotted cube bead which may be the result of myself working it in a hotter flame.

The final set to share with you today demonstrates two limited run glasses that work well with silver glass and fine silver wire.  CiM's Moccasin and Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus is a faded blue-toned green melts beautifully and as you can see from the photo below layers with fine silver foil and my hand blended Pendragonfyre frit that I use in my Dragonscale beads.

Moccasin is a light opaque brown that melts without shocking and loves 99% fine silver foil and wire as well.

There is a reaction between the 99% fine silver wire against the two glasses, however in this mix of Dragonscale fritted beads, the look works for a rustic natural style.

Bye for now!

Pendragonfyre Designs