Monday, May 29

Dragonscales Beads - Can you imagine a dragon?

Can you imagine a dragon? If one existed, I imagine it look like the beads in today's blog post.

I want to share with you some of my latest creations inspired by these majestic creatures. 
This is a bead style that I regularly made several years ago.
I have always been fascinated by dragons and their mythical powers, so I decided to make some beads that capture their essence.

Note: I have left these beads with their glossy surface for today. 
To create a more tactile bead, I usually will pop these in the rock tumbler for a few hours to create a matte surface.

The first set of beads is based on the idea of a green dragon with golden scales. 

I used Effetre Army Green opaque glass as the base and applied 99% fine silver foil on top. Then I sprinkled some Val Cox Purple Rose frit over the silver and melted it all together. 

The result is stunning: the silver foil creates a shiny contrast with the green glass and the purple frit adds some depth and texture. The beads look like they have tiny golden scales that sparkle in the light.
The spacers are pure Effetre Army Green glass.

The second set of beads is inspired by a pink dragon with metallic accents. I started with Moretti Tongue Pink opaque glass as the base and wrapped it with 99% fine silver foil. 

Then I added some rare Val Cox Purple Rose frit on top and melted it in. The effect is amazing: the silver foil forms a metallic layer around the pink glass and the purple frit creates a pattern of "dragon scales". 

The beads look like they have a delicate golden coating that reflects the light. 
The spacers are pure Moretti Tongue Pink.

I hope you like these dragon-inspired beads as much as I do. I'm sure Nortel has the best selection of glass for your projects. Jean & Jennifer will be very happy to have you as a new or returning customer!

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more Pendragonfyre Tales adventures!


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