My bead adventures

Monday, January 07, 2008

Mermaid Cove with 22k gold decals

I love working with silver glass which when torched and annealed just right can yield beads with magical colors. However when conditions are not quite right, one get most times dark blue like this lentil bead. But doesn't it look just perfect as background for the gold mermaid and seashell decals? The decals after application to the bead were low fired in a 1140 degree kiln to be permanently fused to the glass.