My bead adventures

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Aquarium Focal Bead

This aquarium bead has a transparent cobalt blue core wrapped with sparkling dichroic. I used Vetrofond river rock swirled with silvered ivory for the seabed. A few handpulled starfish murrini were added to the seabed for color. The adorable fish murrini are from Heather Ferman and Beth Olson. The bead measures 29x24mm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Reactive Bead Exchange

I signed up for LE (Lampwork Etc) reactive bead exchange. Here are my 3 submissions. The first is Reichenbach 146 (transparent iris black) on Vetrofond shell pink, the middle is Moretti grasshopper green vines with Vetrofond Pajama blue flower on Vetrofond river rock or avocado, and the third is Reichenbach 136 (transparent iris green) on Moretti light periwinkle.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Grasshopper Green...Delicious

This is a fairly new color from Moretti. The reason I like it is because it showcases raku frits and some of the new silver glass from R4 and Double Helix beautifully.

The spacers are dusted with raku. The barrel and the unencased large hole beads have been accented with R4 Mirro and Michaelangelo. The squeezed/tab and the encased large hole bead are accented with Terra frits from Double Helix.