Black Silver Glass Krytonite Beads

Made these set last night.

BlackKriptoniteBeads

Published in: on August 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm  Comments Off  
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More Beads

A bunch of different beads I made over the last few days.

OpalYellowRounds-2

Some of my favorite beads. Opal yellow base bead with enamels and frit, along with some purple spacer beads.

BlueFritBeads-1

These turned out kind of interesting. Thought they would be different shades of blue. Was surprised to see pink and some green in the frit too. On a white base bead.

HalloweenSet-2nd

Another set of Halloween beads. I put arms on the ghost this time.

Published in: on August 9, 2014 at 11:57 am  Comments Off  
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Is It Halloween Yet?

Made these Halloween beads last night. I should have put arms on the ghost. Oops.

HalloweenSet

And played with some new frit called Muse. Used it on different base bead colors and with silver foil (last two beads).

 

PinkFritBeadPairs

Published in: on August 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm  Comments Off  
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Another Ivory Shard Big Hole Bead

This was supposed to be hollow but it didn’t turn out that way. Ivory glass is really soft and soupy when hot. My walls collapsed so this ended up solid instead of hollow. Good thing it’s not HUGE.

BHB-IvoryShardBeadThis one is a bit lighter and kind of looks like some kind of marble or rock.

Published in: on August 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm  Comments Off  
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Silver Glass Beads

I decided to try working with silver glass again. I’ve been disappointed in my results in the past. Can’t seem to get all the colors out of it like other do.

SilverGlassIceChips-2

These have a silver glass core that has been heavily encased in clear. This are irregular discs that remind me of ice.

SilverGlassDots

Opal yellow base bead with silver glass dots. The big blue dots are silver glass with a big dot of clear on the top.

Published in: on August 6, 2014 at 10:25 am  Comments Off  
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Ivory Shards on Ivory Beads

Decided to go organic last night.

BHB-IvoryShardHollow-1

Hollow big hole bead that I added etched copper bead caps and cored with sterling silver tubing. The bead is made out of ivory with silvered ivory shards melted in and fumed with silver. Thin lines of black and dots of turquoise and black embellish the bead.

Ivory-IvoryShardSetThe big bead is hollow except made on a smaller mandrel. Various surface decorations on the smaller round beads and two silver glass spacers.

Published in: on August 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm  Comments Off  
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More Bead Sets

Have some new ones to show.

FlowerPowerBrightSet

Flower Power Brights set. Strikingly bright with raise dots and other surface decorations. These are fun and whimsical.

MultiColorFritBeads

Multi-color frit on clear glass beads. This was a tough picture to take. Different colors of transparent frit on clear glass gives these a watery look.

TurquoiseEnamels

Some of my favorite beads. Turquoise with enamels and various frits give these texture and design.

Published in: on August 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm  Comments Off  
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Flower Garden Frit Beads

These turned out really pretty. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what the bead is going to look like until it comes out of the kiln. These are on a pale, pale pink base bead then rolled in a floral frit.

FlowerFritBeadsHas kind of a vintage look to them.

Published in: on August 3, 2014 at 10:05 am  Comments Off  
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Southwest Bling Bead Set

Southwest color scheme with silver and gold bling. 44 irregular shaped nugget beads.

SouthwestBling-2

Modeled on Lenny the lamb…..

SouthwestBling-LennyLenny likes beads and if now my unofficial model.

Published in: on August 2, 2014 at 9:26 am  Comments Off  
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More Frit Beads

Played with African Violet frit last night.

AfricanVioletFritBeadPairs-1

These are all the same color frit but on different colored base beads. PeriwinklePurpleFritBeads

These are on a periwinkle base bead. Love this color!!RoundFritBeads-1

These aren’t African Violet frit at all. Just random round bead pairs with frits and shards.

Published in: on August 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm  Comments Off  
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