Monday, July 13, 2009

Something New for the ISGB Gathering!

Been busy preparing for the ISGB Gathering Conference and Bead Bazaar which will be in Miami this year.

Here are something new I will be bringing!

I especially love the tactile feel of these crevices between the silver glass stripes and twisties!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Double Helix Ekho – July 23!!!

Double Helix just announced the release official release date of its newest striking AND reducing glass, Ekho!!!! Can't you tell I am excited?!?

Here is the announcement:

"Ekho will be be released on July 23rd, 2009. We will have some at our booth at the ISGB Gathering in Miami, as well as on our website. Here is the official description and stock photo: 'Ekho reduces and strikes. She retains a pearlescent luster under encasement and strikes during the beadmaking process. For best results; work hot, cool, reduce and encase.' We hope you enjoy our new creation!"

Photo shows Ekho paddle that has been reduced and encased.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More Ekho to Share!

We can't remember the last time when we were so addicted to a new glass . . . every time we went to the torch, Ekho was calling (lol!) . . . despite concerted effort to diversify, we can't seem to be able to put this new Double Helix striking and reducing silver glass down!!!

Here is one from Helen - you can't believe the range of sparkling colors she got . . . rich magentas, sapphire blues, peacock greens, golds, silvers, purples. This photograph barely shows the range.

More encased sets from me - depending on how you work this glass, you can vary the effects and they are repeatable! I know we sound like a broken record . . . but this is truly the ONLY silver glass that strikes to a rainbow of colors and reduces to an amazing mother-of-pearl iridescence all at the same time!

Waiting impatiently for its release . . . no word yet from Double Helix . . . hopefully soon!