More Buttons And Bracelets

I sold my first ladder bracelet yesterday!! I didn’t even get to take a picture of it. I took them to my glass club meeting for show and tell and a gal wanted to buy one. Yeah!!

Here are three more I finished up.

I’m really liking the pearl ones, though I did breakdown and buy some different gemstones to use.

Buttons!! I’m trying to build up my button stock for the bracelets. I like having an assortment to choose from.

Donna that owns the glass shop called The Mandrel made some beads on opal yellow colored glass with purple stringer work on it. Opal yellow is notorious for fine details spreading all over the place. I asked her how she got the lines so crisp. She uses powdered raku on them. I gave it a shot last night. These all have different colors of purple on them and some work better than others. The right one really isn’t purple, it’s lapis with a purple cast to it. While it didn’t spread out, it didn’t react with the raku.

When I can’t do stringer work – sometimes I’m just off during a torch session, I like to make these striped cab buttons. A couple of these have silver glass in them but it’s hard to tell. I can’t seem to do anything with silver glasses.

These are miscellaneous ones to try out some new colors of glass I got.


Published in: on March 25, 2012 at 9:56 am  Comments Off on More Buttons And Bracelets  
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